Monthly Archives: November 2022

Christmas & New Year

The Old School Canteen coffee shop will reopen on Thursday 5 January.

The Museum is now closed.  Open Weekends resume in January on 7 & 8 between 11am – 3pm.

Open Weekends will continue to be the first and third weekends of each month until April.


Posted on:29th November 2022

Festive Fun For All!

Make a unique Christmas gift with help from an expert calligrapher in our Chatty Café where you can buy festive refreshments too – from The Old School Cateen.

Bring the family to have a go and find out more about calligraphy – and improve your handwriting on this year’s Christmas gift tags!

Sunday 4 December, 1.30 – 3.30pm        Pop in anytime – no need to book

Free – but donations towards costs welcome!

Posted on:28th November 2022

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

Have a go making something festive in our Chatty Café space next to The Old School Canteen coffee shop where grown-ups can watch and buy refreshments, and even get involved too!

Pop in anytime between 1.30 and 3.30pm – no need to book.

Free – but donations towards costs welcome!

Bring the whole famaily for much-needed Christmas cheer!

Posted on:28th November 2022

Hull’s Public Housing 1830- 1914

Afternoon lecture – Peter Claxton looks back at the forces that shaped public housing in Hull.  As the City’s population grew rapidly in the nineteenth century attempts to improve living conditions were controversial.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 2pm

Refreshments available before the lecture, in The Old School Canteen coffee shop in the Wilderspin School Museum.

Posted on:12th November 2022

Weekend Tours

This Saturday & Sunday – guided tour at 1pm.

The tour last thirty – forty minutes, with plenty of time afterwards to explore the Museum under your own steam, and still have time for coffee or tea in The Old School Canteen too!

No booking required – included with admission price.

Posted on:4th November 2022

Dolls Houses Pop Up

For one afternoon only!  This Sunday between 12pm and 3pm – in the Chatty Cafe, a sample of dolls house furniture, room boxes and a couple of cmaller houses from a private collection.

Share your happy memories of happy playtimes and meet the collector to swap stories.

The Chatty Cafe is next to The Old School Canteen coffee shop where hot drinks and delicious cakes are on sale to help the conversation flow!



Posted on:1st November 2022