Monthly Archives: December 2015

An Evening with Gervase Phinn

One of our Patrons, Gervase Phinn, returns with more hilarious anecdotes of life as a teacher and School Inspector.

It’s on Friday 29th January 2016 at the Joseph Wright Hall, stating at 7.00pm at the School Museum for a welcoming drink before moving through to the Joseph Wright Hall next door.

Tickets are £16 in support of the work of the Trust and the Wilderspin Museum.  Light refreshments will be served on arrival and during the interval.  There will be an interval bar and book signing too.

Tickets are available from the Wilderspin School Museum (Thursday – Sunday 11am-3pm), from Smith & Walker Opticians – 16 High Street, and from Waters’ Edge Tourist Information Centre (from 14 December).

Posted on:13th December 2015

Autumn & Winter Opening Times

The Museum will be open from 11am – 3pm from Sunday 29 November until 25 February 2016
Scholars Coffee Shop is open from 10.30am – 3.30pm.

The Museum closes on Sunday 20 December for Christmas and New Year, and will re-open on Saturday 2 January 2016.

Scholars coffee shop will close on Sunday 20 December when we say farewell to Jenny & Tony as they retire after four years with us.

It will be closed for refurbishment until 25 February.

Posted on:10th December 2015

New County Choir Christmas Concert

The Wilderspin Schoolroom, with its gas lights and open fire,  once again helps create a festive setting for another Christmas concert by the New County Choir on Sunday 19th December at 7.30pm.

Michael Tippet’s Negro Spirituals from A Child of Our Time, and Bob Chilcott’s Mid Winter will be performed with Christmas Carols.  The conductor is Elisabeth Brierley.  Peter Sproston will play piano.

Posted on:10th December 2015

Winter Art Exhibition

Saturday 28th November – Friday 4th December

(Thursdays – Sundays 11am – 3pm)

This is the first winter exhibition of paintings and drawings by the Wilderspin Art Group.  This is a selection of work by the group which meets every week in the Joseph Wright Hall adjacent to the museum.  the work will be on show in the Wilderspin Schoolroom beginning on Barton Christmas Festival Day.

Posted on:1st December 2015

Classroom Christmas

Wednesday 9th December, 5pm –7pm

Didn’t have a chance to visit us at the Christmas festival?

Here’s another chance to explore the origins of our Christmas traditions in this special family event.  Find out about the first crackers, cards and Christmas trees.  There are all sorts of Victorian crafts to make and a chance to visit the only Victorian Father Christmas in Barton!

Children: £2.00

Posted on:1st December 2015