Welcome to Wilderspin School

Winter Warmer Open Days

We’re now open only one day each month between October and March – to save energy!

Our next Open Day is Friday 15 December, 11am – 3pm, with admission fee waived.

  • Discover the Wilderspin Story (free admission!)
  • 11.00   What the archive tells us about the Barton Church School – a talk by Stephanie Codd (free)
  • 10.30  Pre talk refreshements (free)
  • 12.00    Christmases Past – share your recollections and make a retro-decoration in the Chatty Cafe (free)
  • School Life exhibition about the Barton Church School
  • Barton Heritage Project update
  • Join our volunteering team

Click here for details of our monthly Open Days.

Access information for visitors with specific needs.  Click here for details.




Find out about our AWARD WINNING Memory Cafe Project and our chatty cafe






Christmas Quiz Night

Join us for another popular quiz evening !

7pm (doors open 6.30pm)

Book your place or team (up to six) at £2 per person (01652 635172)


Winter Warmer Open Day

We’re open on Friday 15th December between 11am and 3pm

Discover the Wilderspin Story – FREE museum admission!

School Life exhibition about the Barton Church School

Free Talk: “The Church School Archive” at 11am (doors open at 10.30 with refreshments)

Christmases Past in the Chatty Cafe 12pm – 2pm – reminisce and make a card with free refreshments



Discover the story of Samuel Wilderspin and see the unique Infant Schoolroom and Playground that he designed in 1845.

The Wilderspin Story
Schools Programme

Schools Programme

Our Schools Programme has been developed to provide children with an exciting way of engaging with the history of Victorian school life.

Schools Programme
History of the School

History of the School

Learn about Samuel Wilderspin and the Wilderspin National Schools and how his innovations gradually transformed schooling for children of all ages.

Wilderspin History
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