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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Address: Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HB, England
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+44 1789 293351
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11:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to...

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall gives visitors the chance to discover how and where the world's greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, spent his school years and first experienced theatre. This period in Shakespeare's life, about which there has been little previous insight, undoubtedly awakened in him a passion for the craft of which he was to become a master.

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Almost felt as I was a pupil in Elizabethan times here!

Very helpful staff and actors in period dress made the visit to this attraction especially enjoyable. A must see attraction for anybody visiting the area

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very helpful staff and actors in period dress made the visit to this attraction especially enjoyable. A must see attraction for anybody visiting the area

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A pleasant change from the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust sites. This fills in a notable gap in the BST story as it depicts Shakespeare's schooldays in a building adjacent to the current school.The Schoolroom and Guildhall previously had a strong religious link and its history is related well by the storyboards and touchscreens. The highlight of our visit was undoubtedly a... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This new exhibit was open to the public only last year in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death. I am so glad that it was! Unlike the other sites, this is an actual school that is still in use today, bridging the old into the current. The video we watched was okay, but the interactive activities and staff... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The attraction well exceeded my expectations, the staff where informative and the film and inter active displays first rate, at the end of my visit I felt I had travelled back in time and attended school along with William Shakespeare so knew what school was like in his time

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was ok, nice to see a Tudor classroom with original architecture. Was very disappointed that after paying nearly £50 for two tickets for visits to Shakespeare's birthplace, New Place and Halls Croft we were expected to pay another "discounted" £12 to visit the classroom,makes the day out to Stratford a bit more expensive.

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ShakespearesSchool, Public Relations Manager at Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall is owned by King Edward VI School and is run for its benefit. It is not part of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and tickets purchased for SBT properties do not entitle entry to the Guildhall. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this exhibit, obviously recently upgraded with some clever technology to enhance the experience. What really makes it is the guides who really are passionate about what they are doing and happy to talk and answer questions. Schoolroom still used in term time so doesn't open till 11am

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Disley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only opened in 2016, & I think we were the only people here in the 90 mins or so that we spent here, but it was excellent (Contrast that to my comments on Anne Hathaway's cottage :) ) For £22 for a family of 4 we were treated to virtually a private tour. First you're shown a video in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled across this gem by accident. In my opinion far more value and full of history and atmosphere. The kids loved it as did we. The staff obviously love their jobs and are a real asset and do a brilliant job of bringing history to life. It's so awe inspiring to be in the very room where Shakespeare spent 7... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We were on our way between Shakespeare's New Place and Hall's Croft when we passed this building, we weren't sure whether to go in but we're very glad we did! What an interesting building shown to us by really enthusiastic people. Meeting the Master in the schoolroom was a particular highlight. I would definitely recommend it for old and young... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Amazing to see where Shakespeare was actually schooled and where he probably watched touring actors perform. We were all fascinated by the Prefects' Table and the newly discovered figure of John the Baptist. A good marriage of modern technology (not intrusive) and original artifacts. A 'must visit' if you are in Stratford upon Avon.

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