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Museum, next open Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017

Best Visitor Attraction 2017 - Coventry & Warwickshire Tourism and Culture Awards

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall

Visit Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall


The Manager

01789 203170


Church Street,
Stratford upon Avon,
CV37 6HB


Your visit to Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall will bring to life William's time as a schoolboy, from about 1571 to 1578. You'll find out how his outlook and ambitions were formed by the lessons he attended at the Guildhall and the plays he saw there.

You'll follow in William's footsteps, exploring the classroom where he studied between the ages of 7 and 14. You can watch a short film about the kind of lessons he went to, and try some Tudor homework. You can even take part in a live Tudor lesson under the watchful eye of a 'master'!

Opening details

Season Dates Opening Hours
Sun 1 Jan - Sun 31 Dec 2017
Weekdays during term time 11am - 5pm
Weekends and school holidays 10am - 5pm


Adults £8, Children £5, Concessions £6


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Map reference: SP 199546  Lat: 52.18954 Long: -1.70900

By car
Stratford-upon-Avon is a short drive from Junction 15 on the M40, with access to the M42, M5, M6 and M25.

Car parks
There are a number of Council and privately run car parks in Stratford-upon-Avon. Click here for details.

Accessible parking
Parking is free for blue badge holders in all District Council car parks. Designated easy-access parking bays are available in each car park, but if they are full then you may park in any other bay.

There are 10 accessible parking spaces on Chapel Lane (opposite the Royal Shakespeare Company's Swan Theatre). This is a 3-minute walk from Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall.

Park and ride
A Park and Ride Service operates in Stratford-upon-Avon from Monday to Saturday. Park and Ride buses run from 7.40am, and the last bus leaves Bridge Street at 7.05pm. On Bank Holidays, the service runs from 10am until 7.30pm, with the last bus leaving Bridge Street at 7pm.

By train
Travel to Stratford-upon-Avon from Birmingham (Snow Hill or Moor Street stations). Trains from London travel from Marylebone station via Banbury, Leamington Spa and Warwick.