Welcome to Wilderspin School

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

The Museum will not re-open until Thursday 22 July while we undergo a redisplay project.

We have had support from Smart Energy Greater Lincolnshire to help us invest in more efficient heating for the Joseph Wright Hall, as part of an £8.5 million Smart Energy programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Click here for the full story: http://www.wilderspinschool.org.uk/news/

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Additional support to improve our shop and visitor reception as we prepare for post – Covid reopening was made available by the Humber Business Growth Hub – SME Restart & Recovery / Kickstarting Tourism programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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Click here for a summary of our 2020-25 Forward Plan




Barton Arts – Lincspirational Plants Exhibition

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust presents an exhibition of 30 artworks by Lincolnshire artists chosen to signify the importance of plants in Lincolnshire, and reminding us of the link between plants and creativity and how they symbolise the value and importance of our connection with the natural world.

The pictures will be on show here at Wilderspin (10am – 4pm) and in pop up form at various places around the town during the weekend.

All the artwork submitted will be available for purchase from an online exhibition/auction in October 2021.


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Caretaker’s Clearout

During Lockdown we’ve been clearing out the cupboards and have a range of bric a brac on offer to help raise funds for further restoration of the School.  Items can be secured for a small donation!

Summer Events

We shall shortly be announcing our summer events programme to coincide with reopening of the Museum in July.



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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