Monthly Archives: August 2018

June joins our Teddy Gallery

Here’s Amelia Rose on her recent visit with “Lucy” her bear learning about the people who worked and studied here – including the sleeping Mr. Wilderspin himself!

Amelia Rose and “June” are now entered in our 2018 prize winning draw with a chance of winning the Mr. Wilderspin bear to add to her collection.

Amelia Rose August 2018

Posted on:18th August 2018

What Lies Beneath

A brief history of ladies’ unmentionables. Discover how the Victorian silhouette was achieved, try on a corset and bloomers and quiz our costume team to find out what really went on under those crinolines.11am – 2pm in the Joseph Wright Hall


Posted on:12th August 2018

Summer Holidays

Our popular family Teddy Trail encourages children to explore the museum and discover characters from the school’s past – everyone from the school nurse to Mrs Wilderspin!  It’s now only £1 for the first trail sheet and 50p for additional copies.  Bring your own teddy and take a photo of hi,/her and yourself to send us for our Teddy portrait gallery – or borrow one of our lonely teddies longing for a friend to take them round the museum.

Why not combine this with one of our Retro Craft sessions each Thursday during the holiday (1pm – 3pm).

Posted on:3rd August 2018