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Opening Hours Thurs - Sun 11am to 3pm

Welcome to the Wilderspin National School


The school is a family-friendly museum that welcomes visitors of all ages to experience a slice school life in a bygone age.

Located in Barton-upon-Humber, the school museum offers, through role-play, hands-on exhibits and talks, an authentic and memorable experience of teaching in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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News and Events

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Please note the museum will be closed from 3:00pm on Sunday 21st December and will reopen again at 11:00am on Saturday 3rd January.

May we wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff and volunteers at the Wilderspin School Museum  

Last chance to buy our Christmas stocking fillers

The shop is open Thursday – Sunday this week – closing for Christmas on Sunday 21st December.

New Christmas products and craft kits are on sale including Retro Craft packs including peg doll kits and Rainbow “Rag Rug” Fisk kits. Prices range from £1 to £7.50 and the kits include full instructions.

Our wonderful dressed school teddies are proving popular (£10 – £15) with optional additional outfits to purchase. There are also handmade and in some cases hand wet felted decorations and wreaths.

Click here to read All our Stories, a HLF Funded project to lean more about the esteemed founder of our school Samuel Wilderspin