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Skip the Line: Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour provided by Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

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Skip the Line: Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Entry Ticket and Tour

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Updated 25/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
History and literature enthusiasts won't want to miss the chance to visit Shakespeare's former schoolroom and the Guildhall where his father was mayor. Get an insight into the kind of education Shakespeare would have had in the 1570s, plus tour one of the few remaining medieval guildhalls in England. You'll learn more about Shakespeare's life, as well as about the history of Stratford-upon-Avon.
  • Take part in an entertaining Tudor lesson, including Latin instruction
  • Dress up in Tudor-style clothes and snap a selfie
  • Tour some of the oldest buildings in Stratford
  • A fun activity for both kids and adults
Important Information
30–60 minutes
  • Guide
  • Tudor lesson
  • Entry/Admission - Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wheelchair accessible; elevator allows access to both floors
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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kev8Chislehurst wrote a review Dec 2020
Chislehurst in Kent6 contributions1 helpful vote
the overall set up and sharing it with friends around the world....well done Rhianna and Jackie for arranging it.!
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Date of experience: December 2020
Priscila F wrote a review Mar 2020
5 contributions
Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall was not open to the public when I visited Stratford last time. I am really impressed by the tour which explores the life at school during Shakespeare's youth. It was a travel to those years.
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Date of experience: March 2020
Brettster2014 wrote a review Mar 2020
Leamington Spa, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
We thought the guides and actors were fantastic! We gained a lot of knowledge. Thanks a lot FROM THE SMITH FAMILY
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Date of experience: February 2020
suewattenbach wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
We went in half term with our children aged 8 and 10. It was the highlight of the holiday and we all learned so much from all the wonderful staff. The particular favourites were the lesson from Thomas Jenkins and the opportunity to try out real quills. It really did bring
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Date of experience: February 2020
Clareandfamily2018a wrote a review Feb 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom4 contributions2 helpful votes
I dropped into this school room as i walked past with my 2 children (5&7) who were keen to go in and visit, the staff were so welcoming and made us feel like we were the only visitors ( we weren’t and there were lots of other large groups at the same time). The school teacher
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Date of experience: February 2020
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By: Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
A very naughty boy
I really wasn't too keen on going around an old school, having been around many an old school in my own old school
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Shakespeares school room and 16th century wall paintings
Very informative guided tour explaining the 600 year history of the building and its connections to William Shakesp
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Atmospheric delight!
Loved visiting this unique (working!) school of Shakespeare's. Full of stories, entertainment, and amazing staff mo
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Volunteer tour of Shakespeare's schoolroom
This was an absolute highlight of our trip to Stratford upon Avon over half term. Tony, playing the part of a 16th
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The best attraction in Stratford+the best gudies !
The 2 guides we had were most knowledgeable and encouraged the children present to get involved and look for clues.
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Great visit for families
Wonderful Tudor classroom experience for children and adults alike. Chance to dress up, write with quills, learn ho
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Shakespeare’s Schoolroom
Further down the road was Shakespeare’s Schoolroom. This was where he studied as a young boy- amazing this building
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Learn yourself Latin
This is a fabulous place to visit. We only visited the school room due to time restraints but I am sure that the Gu
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.... with a couple of hours to fill in Stratford ....
We went back to school for a few hours ... very interesting and good fun. Dismiss all your inhibitions and dress up
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A "Must See" in Stratford upon Avon
Thoroughly enjoyed my visit on 29th December with my family. Wonderful atmospheric 600 year old building. Staff f
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Experience Tudor schooling
This place is a real gem. Actually part of a working school dating back prior to the days of William Shakespeare.
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Fascinating and atmospheric
A quiet day to visit - warm welcome and informative films and talks. Plus information panels. Place of unique signi
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Visited on 29th December. A little gem tucked just off the main tourist beat. You can dress up, write with a quill
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Peter H
Great place to visit. Master Thomas Jenkins gave us a Latin lesson. What a teacher. Today Tony was our master. S
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its nice place to visit , I enjoyed the trip and you can learn a lot about history . Definetely you should visit
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  • Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall
  • Duration: 30–60 minutes
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