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Opening Hours Thurs - Sun 10am to 4pm

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 is Coming - with Barton Civic Society

Saturday 25th October – Sunday 2nd November
Make a lantern for our Victorian Christmas Fair.  All you need is imagination and an adult to help you create (essential if you are under 8).   Then enter your lantern in our competition to be judged by Barton upon Humber Civic Society on the 29th November. £1.50 per child.

Sensory School Challenge

Unfortunately we have had to postpone our Schooldays Quiz planned for the 28th October. This will be re-schedule for the Spring.

Remember When

Thursday 30th November  2 - 3pm
Share your memories using objects from North Lincolnshire Museum's collection.  Drop in and take a look at some familiar things that may have disappeared but still evoke memories of the recent past
Admission free. Further sessions are scheduled for 20th November and in the New Year.

Victorian Christmas Craft Fair

Saturday 29th November. 10.00am – 6.00pm
Explore the origins of some of our Christmas traditions and sample the delights of our Victorian stalls and Christmas Crafts.
Admission 50p per person

Classroom Christmas

Thursday 4th December – Friday 19th December
Children from local schools and youth groups, as well as families visiting the School Museum, have been busy. Add your decoration to the display – transforming the Museum’s school rooms into a winter wonderland!

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