Learning

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall offers fun, informal and authentic learning opportunities for both families and schools.

The Experience

You are invited to step into Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall and immerse yourself in fifteenth and sixteenth century Stratford, sit in the very room that William Shakespeare sat as a pupil in the 1570s, visit the Council Chamber where his father served as Bailiff (Mayor) and experience the space where he first witnessed performances by the country’s greatest actors of the day. You are able to explore the building’s role as a medieval provincial Guildhall that sat at the heart of Stratford’s civic governance and learn about its almost 600 years of educational and commercial life. Standing where Shakespeare’s father served his year as Bailiff (Mayor), you will hear the sounds of the Court of Record, over which John Shakespeare presided when Bailiff. The highlight of your visit will be with Master Thomas Jenkins brushing up your Latin in a Tudor-style lesson.

A visit to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall covers the following Curriculum Links:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • History
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Design Technology

Teachers’ Toolkit and Time Line

We are currently finalising our Teachers’ Toolit which will provide resources to stimulate classroom activities inspired by Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, all of which have been designed and developed to meet the requirements of the new National Curriculum.  Watch this space!

Family Trail

Our new Family Trail is available for all visitors visiting Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall.  Explore Stratford-upon-Avon and find out more about the town William Shakespeare knew when he lived here in Tudor times.  Don’t forget to claim your FREE reward when you complete the trail!

For further information or to book a school visit to please email Sarah Jervis-Hill or telephone +44 1789 203172.

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