The Temple provides an inspiring starting point for learning. For many years it has been used by schools for teaching pupils of all age groups about local history, and about 18th Century life and art.
School sessions last two hours. Children will make a mask, learn and then act a scene from ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ or ‘Macbeth’. Sessions cost £100 per session and we can accommodate a class of up to 35 children at a time. Programmes for schools aim to encourage active learning through looking, discussion, drawing and drama. Sessions can also be tailored to cater for different age groups and for pupils with special educational needs.
Above and below: Pupils from Spring Grove Primary School, Hounslow, attend one of the temple’s School Sessions.
To make a booking or to arrange a pre-visit please contact: Dawn Smithers Schools Coordinator
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How to find us The Temple is in Hampton, Middlesex, TW12 2EJ. It is situated opposite Garrick's Villa in the public gardens (Garrick's Lawn) between the A308 (Hampton Court Road) and the banks of the river Thames. To find the Temple on Google Maps, search for “Garrick Temple, London”
CAR A308 from Kingston via Hampton Court or from M3, Junction 1. Limited parking in nearby streets.
BUSES The following buses stop close to the Temple at bus stop “Garrick Villa”. R68 Richmond to Hampton Court. 111 Kingston to Heathrow. 216 Kingston to Staines.
TRAINS From Waterloo and Clapham Junction: To Hampton Court terminus, then walk or R68 bus. or To Hampton (on Shepperton line - not Hampton Wick) then walk or 111 or 216 bus to “Garrick Villa”.
TUBE District Line to Richmond, then R68 to “Garrick Villa”. District Line to Wimbledon, then train and bus as above.
The line drawing of the temple in the banner is a detail from the drawing "Garrick's Temple of Shakespeare & Church at Hampton 1769" by Eric Fraser. Used here with the kind permission of Geoffrey Fraser.
Photograph 'Temple in Snow and Sunshine', Lewis Lloyd.
Photographs by kind permission of Mark Goodman www.moleseylife.co.ukandwww.accomplish.co.uk Home page: 'View of Temple, St Mary's Church, and Garrick's Villa',‘ History page: View from the Temple steps towards the the river Thames’ and ‘Path leading to the Temple’, Two paintings by Johan Zoffany, 'The Shakespeare Temple at Hampton House, with Mr and Mrs David Garrick' and 'The Garden at Hampton House, with Mr and Mrs David Garrick Taking Tea' , reproduced by courtesy of The Garrick Club, London, www.garrickclub.co.uk
‘Marble statue of Shakepseare by Roubiliac’, photograph reproduced by the kind permission of Calotype46.