Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall promises families lots of fiendish fun this October Half Term (Saturday 19 October to Sunday 3 November) and Halloween.
Open daily from 11.00am to 5.00pm, the destination is a must for families who want to enjoy exploring the unique story of a young William Shakespeare and where his journey of becoming the world’s greatest playwright began.
Hiding in the nooks and crannies of the medieval building there are a band of mice to be discovered as part of the Family Quiz and Mouse Hunt. This newly created activity (included as part of the entrance price) is a fantastic and fun way for families to experience Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall. In addition to this there are interactive exhibits, quill writing, dress-up and a whole host of traditional Tudor games and puzzles to have a go at.
Sarah Jervis-Hill, Marketing Manager of Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall, says, “William Shakespeare’s legacy is so vast and so incredible, that the magic for young people of visiting Shakespeare’s Schoolroom is the discovery that he began life as an ordinary school pupil just like them. There is the chance to inspire young minds with the opportunity to sit in the very room in which young William was once taught, and to get to know more about the person whose work they will themselves study at school. Our guides work really hard to make the experience for families as rewarding and exciting as possible, and Half Term is the ideal time to enjoy visit.”
The authentic atmosphere of the building also makes it the perfect destination for those planning a Halloween visit. With almost 600 years of history this is a building that naturally evokes the ghosts of the past, including Master Thomas Jenkins who has travelled back from Shakespeare’s time to give visitors a lesson from Tudor times.
Shakespeare’s Schoolroom & Guildhall is open daily to the public from 11.00am to 5.00pm, with last admissions at 4.30pm. All the activities are included within the entry price.
We are looking for some young artists to use their creative skills to produce a mini exhibition of interpretations of William Shakespeare.
Travelling players are set to embark on a guildhall tour retracing the route taken by William Shakespeare and Lord Leicester's Men from West to East Midlands in the 17th century.