Tudor World and Shakespeare Warwickshire
40 Sheep Street, Stratford - Upon- Avon, CV37 6EE
MONTHS OPENJanuary, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Listed under: Day Trip Destinations | Drama / Performing Arts | Walking Tours | Special Educational Needs (SEN) | Museums | Historical Heritage | Historic Buildings | City Tours | Tours and Trips | History | English | Themed Attraction
What we offer
Tudor World is an award winning museum situated right in the heart of the historic town of Stratford upon Avon, within a Grade 2* listed historic building.
Workshops cover the new curriculum for history which includes events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally; the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements (William Shakespeare) comparing aspects of life in different periods significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.
The day includes two guided workshops, a guided tour of the museum of around 30 minute's duration each and a tour of Stratford with William Shakespeare in person. Lesson plans are included.
The museum has a choice of three different ‘days’ to choose from: A Tudor Day (discover what it was like in the theatre, the army and at a trial), a Shakespeare Day (discover the language, insults and compliments of Shakespeare and theatre) and a Crime and Punishment Day (meet the gaoler and be involved in a trial).
Tudor World offers a fun-packed educational day that will leave the children buzzing with inspiration. Everything is taken care of: from the lesson plan and booking to the action-packed day, which is lead by qualified theatre and education staff.
The Tudor World is in the centre of Stratford upon Avon however coaches are usually able to stop and disembark and collect their passengers opposite the museum and then park at the Leisure Centre.
On warm days children can eat their park lunches in the park by the river at the bottom of the road.
The train station is a 15-minute walk away.
What makes us a great choice?
Customers continue to come back again and again (and most of our custom comes from word of mouth) as we offer great value for money; we are right in the heart of the beautiful and historic town of Stratford upon Avon and we based in a beautiful historic building. We also believe learning and history should be fun!
Accreditation and Awards
An LOtC (Learning Outside the Classroom) approved venue
Group Sizes Catered For
From a minimum of 20 to a maximum of 120.
Materials, Resources & Information Provided
We provide a lesson plan and risk assessment on booking.
Photography, Filming & Audio Restrictions
Yes, we are happy for children to take photographs but would require permission in advance to take video.
Risk Assessment Details
A risk assessment is provided on booking, however teachers are more than welcome to undertake a recce and risk assessment in person.
Education Officer Information
Janet or John Ford.
The cost of the trip is £10 per pupil (£8.34 + VAT) and includes a full programme from 10am until 3pm with the workshops, tours, a lesson plan, risk assessment and a place to eat packed lunches. Teachers /assistants are free on ratio 1:10 (but we are quite flexible).
We would suggest comfortable shoes and appropriate clothing for walking around the town, as we cannot predict the British weather. Some schools also like to come dressed in Tudor costume, which add a lot of fun to the day for the children (suggestions can be found on our webpage).
We have a small gift shop on site with appropriate-priced items. We would suggest pocket money of around £5. We have a covered area in which packed lunches can be eaten. Here is only one toilet on site, but the tour around the town will include a ‘toilet stop’ on route.
Accessibility & Disabled Facilities
Due to the historic nature of the building, there venue may not be suitable for children with mobility issues. However, two of the workshops are on ground floor level, the tour around the town is suitable for wheelchairs and even within the museum the stairs are not too arduous and there are plenty of plays to sit.
Opening Hours & Information
10.30am (10am for schools) until 5.30pm (3pm for schools.
Really informative! Full of character. Friendly and well-informed staff
Rhian Ellesmore School Shropshire
The students had a great time and I will recommend you to my colleagues Dean Aldridge
Allum Wells Enterprise College West Midlands
Thank you for an interesting day
Andrew Pickering Strode College author of 'Tudor Finale: the reign of Elizabeth I'
The day was everything I hoped it would've been and more! I'll be sure to recommend in the future. A truly fantastic way to begin our Tudor and Shakespeare topic".
Matt Williams Woodmanote School Gloucester