Sharing Shakespeare’s Story is part of the Museums and Schools programme and is funded by Arts Council England and the Department for Education. Part of the legacy of the project is the creation of this online exhibition featuring the children’s responses to some of the items in our collections. To view their responses please click on the collection images below, or search for a particular school using the search bar. 

William Shakespeare was an ordinary boy from Stratford-upon-Avon who grew up to do extraordinary things. The children taking part in Sharing Shakespeare’s Story have achieved more than they imagined possible when they started the project. As a teacher said of the experience “It is sowing the seeds for children’s cultural, literary and historical experiences and understanding”

Osborne Primary School


Key Stage 2 pupils from Osborne Primary School spent a day as guides working for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.  These children from Erdington in Birmingham did a fabulous job guiding in Shakespeare’s Birthplace, New Place and Hall’s Croft.  They talked to visitors from across the world about Shakespeare’s life, works and times. Osborne Primary aims to provide pupils with varied learning experiences to develop their self-esteem and social skills.  The pupils were exemplary ambassadors for the school.

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