Shakespeare's Schoolroom and Guildhall Warwickshire
Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6HB
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What we offer on a school trip
Stratford’s newest visitor attraction provides the missing chapter of the story of William Shakespeare’s life in his home town – his education and the inspiration to become the world’s greatest playwright.
Visitors are invited to explore the very building in which young William Shakespeare was educated in the 1570s and learn about what subjects he would have studied and the teaching methods of the day. Films provide background information about Shakespeare’s school days and the historic significance of Stratford-upon-Avon’s Guildhall.
During this interactive experience visitors sit in the very room where Shakespeare sat as a boy and take part in a Tudor lesson with Master Thomas Jenkins. There are medieval wall paintings to marvel at and Tudor dress-up and quill writing. Visitors will also learn about the ways of the Guild of the Holy Cross and of civic life in the 16th century.
A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is perfect for all ages and can be linked to the National Curriculum for English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, History, Latin, Art and Design Technology.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall offers a Teacher’s Toolkit and Timeline (an online resource pack for Key Stage 2 & 3 pupils).
A visit is unforgettable for young minds, and the memories created are a powerful asset to teachers once pupils have returned to their own classrooms.