Welcome to Wilderspin School

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We are open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Last admission to the Museum 3pm
The Old School Canteen coffee shop is open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm but due to staff illness will be closed on Sunday 3 July.


Find out about our Memory Cafe Project and our chatty cafe

Humber Clockworks for clock repairs based at Wilderspin






This Weekend

The Museum is open this weekend 2 & 3 July, but, due to staff illness, The Old School Canteen coffee shop will be closed on Sunday 3rd July

Summer Quiz

Our Summer Quiz is on Friday 8 July starting at 7pm in the Joseph Wright Hall.
Telephone (01652) 635172 or email wilderspinschoolmuseum@gmail.com to book your team of up to six or we can join you up with others.
£2pp. Bar.

Teddy Trail

Our furry friends are back for children to spot  – and tell them about the School.

£1 (50p for subsequent trail sheets)

Satchel Trail

Grab a school satchel packed with loads of things to keep toddlers busy! (£1)



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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