Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, Stratford-upon-Avon: Hours, Address, Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Reviews: 4.5/5

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
4.5
Speciality Museums • Architectural Buildings
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11:00 - 17:00
Monday
11:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 17:00
Thursday
11:00 - 17:00
Friday
11:00 - 17:00
Saturday
11:00 - 17:00
Sunday
11:00 - 17:00
About
Discover where William Shakespeare was educated and inspired to become the world's greatest playwright. Learn how he spent his early school days and first experienced theatre. Take part in a Tudor lesson with Master Thomas Jenkins and brush up on your Latin! More than just a museum, Schoolroom & Guildhall provides a truly immersive experience for all. Marvel at our medieval wall paintings, dress up Tudor-style, play Tudor games and get messy with quill and ink. Stratford-upon-Avon's Guildhall, in the heart of the town, is a fine example of one of a few remaining medieval Guildhalls in the country. Our knowledgeable, enthusiastic and welcoming guides will share with you the many stories the building has to tell. If you're coming to Stratford don't miss out on what many are saying is the best attraction in town!
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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from €13.50
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Andy G
Cirencester, UK4 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
Just brilliant! Visited today and the guides and schoolroom experience with ‘The Master’ were perfect. We learnt so much!!
Written 15 May 2022
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Katherine S
Perth, Western Australia, Australia48 contributions
Dec 2021
After doing all the most obvious go-sees, I was walking back to the hotel and thought 'why not?' This turned out to be among the most interesting places, and also one of the oldest - so a 'must see' for history fans. The tour guides, including the schoolmaster in the schoolroom were helpful and knowledgeable - there were also films and elements of interactivity to add interest. ( I enjoyed writing with a quill, and to my surprise the ink flows quite freely and well, no blots!) This was a beguiling hour or so and I do recommend it. I did go in January, perhaps less crowds then - I enjoyed it.
Written 3 May 2022
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Claire W
Harpenden, UK2 contributions
Aug 2021
Really interesting - brings Shakespeare to life as you sit on the school benches he would have sat on and are taught by the schoolmaster, Thomas Jenkins. Lovely building with very knowledgeable and helpful staff. Definitely recommend.
Written 2 May 2022
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Ron W
Houston, TX155 contributions
Apr 2022
Without question, this exhibit which opened up just 5 years ago is the most outstanding Shakespeare experience in the city. Learning how Shakespeare was educated and experiencing a personal class session is brilliant. Terrific for both adults and children.
Written 1 May 2022
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Seaton J
London, UK13 contributions
Apr 2022
Excellent history lesson, a must if you visit Stratford-upon Avon! All the staff members are very knowledgeable .
Written 1 May 2022
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Mike Brennan
7 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
You start with a little talk about the things you'll see, and the you are taken to watch a short intro about the Guild Hall, from there you are taken to see the little hidden diamond of a wall painting.

Then you are free to roam.

As you climb the stairs you are met with a commanding voice, then your eyes lock with Sir, he tells you sit down and you do.

Sir, then takes you on a journey back into Shakespeare's day,

A 12 hour school day.. 6 days a week, no pen or paper! You had remember everything by listening.

Written 22 April 2022
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Sam B
1 contribution
Apr 2022
We spent an hour or so here on Saturday 2nd April 2022. The guys that started the tour with us were students of the school now and were amazing. They were so proud of the history and to be a part of something so special that this really translated into the tour. I was also super impressed with Master Jenkins, he met us on the second part of the tour and was so passionate and gave us so much time.
I loved this experience and would recommend it to anyone 😊😊
Written 21 April 2022
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Adrian L
1 contribution
Really well told, wiy short videos, knowledgeable staff and being taught by Thomas Jenkins was wonderful. Would recommend
Written 17 April 2022
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jaffacakes_yum
Kenilworth, UK45 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
I took three children aged 9 -11 years today. We had a lovely guide who was very informative and interesting. We learned so many facts and history about the building which was fascinating. We then had a lesson for about 15 minutes with a school master who was great, slightly scary but just the job, my kids loved the immersive nature and the fact the building is 600 years old!
We then spent about 40 minutes in the other section of the school room writing with quills and sitting at ancient desks,dressing up and also completing a treasure hunt. My children were totally absorbed the whole time. All staff were fantastic, highly knowledgeable and very friendly.
Written 14 April 2022
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Jennifer R
2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
This was such a wonderful experience. All the guides were so knowledgeable and helpful. Master Jenkins was a big hit with all the family. We are so glad this has reopened. Would recommend this to everyone, families, couples, young and old.
Written 11 April 2022
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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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