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 • Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Architectural Buildings
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 £8.00
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shaun g
1 contribution
Dec 2021
We took the kids to Santa at the Schoolroom. Really good, everybody had a great time kids and adults. Those playing Father Christmas, Thursday the Elf and Charles Dickens were excellent, really engaging, made if funny but also really interesting with the history of the school. But also made it a good Christmas experience as well.

Would recommend Santa at the schoolroom hopefully on again this time next year.
Written 23 December 2021
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Jeremy B
5 contributions
Dec 2021
Very good family entertainment. Charles Dickens was an excellent host, very enthusiastic and humorous. Educational and fun. Lots of space and good use of COVID screens.
Written 22 December 2021
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Louise D
5 contributions
Dec 2021
Had a great visit here, a great way of learning about William Shakespeare - highly recommend it when visiting Stratford-upon-Avon.
Written 21 December 2021
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Paul B
Bath3 contributions
Oct 2021
When we first booked this we weren't sure if it would be enough to entertain our girls but how wrong we were! Such an interesting attraction and the staff and guides were amazing. They really made it come to life and we spent a really enjoyable 2 hours there and came out thinking what great value it was, especially as the entry ticket is linked to the Mad Science attraction also. Do not pass this by!
Written 27 October 2021
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london16 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent, well worth a visit! Informative & made fun by an excellent actor/tour guide in the classroom mock up. Highly recommend.
Written 26 October 2021
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Sarah S
Stevenage, UK87 contributions
Oct 2021 • Family
We wanted to visit here in the summer but we're unable to do so due to a covid case in our household. The team at the school room not only responded to emails instantly but also followed up to let us know they'd definitely be open this half term. Such amazing customer service that you just don't get anywhere else.

Today we finally visited, amazing and knowledgeable guides, fantastic activities for children, loads to learn and fantastic little tit bits of information all tied up with learning about a building and art work of such importance.

More than worth a visit. Please go and support.
Written 25 October 2021
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Alex H
Huddersfield, UK125 contributions
Fascinating insight into the Tudor education system. Frightening to learn how backward our approach to education has become in 600 years in many fundamental aspects. Enlightening.

Also, a really interesting additional piece of the Shakespeare jig saw puzzle.

Well worth a couple of hours for a visit.
Written 24 October 2021
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MissP
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Friends
Brilliant day at the Guildhall and school room. Very entertaining and informative guides. School master was engaging and knowledgeable, able to answer all questions. I urge all to visit. Great value.
Written 23 October 2021
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Maxine F
10 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Visited the Guildhall and Schoolroom on 23rd Oct 2021. Amazing experience! The lesson with the 500 year old schoolteacher was so entertaining and enjoyable, as was the entire visit. So glad we included this in our Stratford visit. Worth every penny.
Written 23 October 2021
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Lucy
9 contributions
Sep 2021
The staff were amazing at bringing characters to life. I enjoyed hearing about the school life in Shakespeare's day. There quite a few things for the kids to do such as dress up and calligraphy.
Written 17 October 2021
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Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 - 17:00
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