Welcome to Wilderspin School

Open 10am-4pm at weekends only during January & February.

The Old School Canteen coffee shop is open Thursdays-Sundays 10am-4pm.

At the centre of historic Barton-upon-Humber, this Victorian School has unique links to Samuel Wilderspin, pioneer of infant schools across Britain.

Explore his schoolroom and playground of 1845, and share your own childhood memories in our Reminiscence Classroom.

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Relax and reflect in the award-winning coffee shop The Old School Canteen - open Thursdays – Sundays 10-4.

The site is wheelchair-accessible with designated car parking for disabled visitors and a fully accessible toilet which includes a baby-changing table.

Close to the Humber Bridge, and a short drive from Hull, Scunthorpe and Grimsby, the Museum makes a great place to start your exploration of the town and South Humber Bank with leaflets and digital guides to help you.

 

 

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CURRENT EVENTS

Sewing Workshops for Young People – Fabric Initials

Saturday sewing fun for young people aged 6-9 and 10+

9.30am – 12.30pm: 6-9 year olds

1pm – 4pm: aged 10+

 

£10 per child (discount for multiple bookings for the same child)

Booking essential:

janineknight06@gmail.com

07764497288

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Sewing Workshops for Young People – Pocket Pets

Saturday sewing fun for young people aged 6-9 and 10+

9.30am – 12.30pm: 6-9 year olds

1pm – 4pm: aged 10+

 

£10 per child (discount for multiple bookings for the same child)

Booking essential:

janineknight06@gmail.com

07764497288

Facebook: Janinespinsandneedles

Alice in Wonderland

After their SOLD-OUT productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SNOW QUEEN Friends At Barton (FAB) are delighted to be back with Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND.

Adapted and directed by Paul Tate we’ll take you on a journey down the Rabbit Hole to a wondrous world of mirth, merriment and mischief.

TICKETS (£5 all) NOW ON SALE by phone (01652) 635172 or from the Museum at weekends between 10am – 4pm.

7.30pm Friday 27 March

2.30pm & 7.30pm Saturday 28 March

2.30pm Sunday 29 March

 

 

 

Sewing Workshops for Young People – Patchwork Coasters

Saturday sewing fun for young people aged 6-9 and 10+

9.30am – 12.30pm: 6-9 year olds

1pm – 4pm: aged 10+

 

£10 per child (discount for multiple bookings for the same child)

Booking essential:

janineknight06@gmail.com

07764497288

Facebook: Janinespinsandneedles

Museum Exhibits

Museum Exhibits

From interactive exhibitions to an original Victorian classroom. Here is a taster of some of the interesting exhibits you can find during your visit.

Wilderspin Exhibits
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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