Welcome to Wilderspin School

Winter Warmer Open Days

We’ve been open one day each month since October – to save energy, but we’re now preparing for our re-opening in March and our Spring & Summer season.

We reopen on Friday 29 March.

Our regular weekly opening times will then be Fridays – Saturdays 11am – 3pm, and 11am – 2pm on Sundays.

Refreshments are available on Fridays – click for more detail.


Good Friday Easter Eggstravangza

* Easter Bunny Trail including take-home bunny egg cosy! (£1.50)

* Celebrate International Children’s Book Day and tell us what was your favourite childhood book

* Face painting – included as part of adult admission price

* Kid’s Easter crafts (11am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 2.30pm) –  included as part of adult admission price

* Textiles workshop with Nicky Dillerstone (1pm – 3pm) – repeated weekly until  31 May (£5 initial admission)









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



Slow Circular Earth comes to Wilderspin – find out more

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






Quiz Night

Book for our next popular general knowledge quiz.

Teams of up to six – or we can match you up with others.

£2 per person.  7pm start. Bar and raffle.

Tel. (01652) 635172 to book

Monday Tea Club

A free event for families to cook and eat together, enjoy a healthy meal, and discover affordable, nutritious options.

4pm – 6.30pm

22 & 29 April and 13 & 20 May

Click here for more information

Maybe Dick

Herman Melville’s classic tale of revenge and retribution is retold in this inventive, comedic adventure on the high seas from the company behind ‘Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show’ and ‘Dracula! One Bloody Fang After Another’

All plot will be lampooned. All jokes will be harpooned.

Joseph Wright Hall.  7.30pm. Tickets £10 (advance) or £12 OTD

view of museum on barton bike night

Barton Bike Night

Back to its traditional Wednesday evening – motorcycles, trace stands, vintage bikes and live bands.

The Museum has refreshments and helmet / leathers storage.




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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