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”

Park Lane Primary


In February 2017, Year 6 children from Park Lane Primary School in Nuneaton became guides for the day at Shakespeare’s Birthplace and New Place.  The children shared information with children from their school, as well as visitors from around the world.  The children themselves also learnt a lot from the Guides and Heritage Interpreters, who worked alongside them.  Throughout this experience the children grew in confidence and demonstrated the “skills and personal qualities necessary for them to lead a fulfilling and rewarding life”, which marries with Park Lane’s aspirations.

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They were a credit to Park Lane, brilliantly showing all of their values at every point during the day. What stars!” ~ Teacher

Brilliant way of learning about Shakespeare.” ~ Teacher

You are tremendous.   There is always a job here for you.” ~ SBT Guide

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