Woe betide you if you step out of line during today’s school lesson.
Imagine sitting on the forms in the same room where a young William Shakespeare was first inspired to become a writer. The mock lesson is the highlight of the visit for many visitors to Shakespeare’s Schoolroom in Stratford upon Avon.
But they also learn about the historic building’s eclectic past – as a council building, courtroom and classroom for the modern school to which it is still attached.
Detailed reconstruction illustrations provide splendid graphic backdrops to support content given via touchscreens. A tablet mounted on an oak table tells us about the schoolboys who “graffitied” the table with their initials whilst others can have a go at writing with a quill sat at original school desks. Audios and films and an AV show which explains the meaning behind historic wall paintings complete an interesting and informative visitor offer.