Monthly Archives: February 2023

Easter Trail

Follow the clues left around the Museum to find the rabbits’ hiding places and solve the word puzzle to win a small reward for trying!

It’s free as part of the annual admission price of £5. Thursdays – Sundays until 30 April.

Posted on:24th February 2023
children playing in museum playground

GET INvolved

Come and have a look behind the scenes at some of the work our volunteers do – from gardening to archiving, group tours to school visits.  Chat to our staff to see if you’d like to join our award-winning team of volunteers who run the Museum.

Saturday 18 March 11am -3pm

Posted on:23rd February 2023


Barton Civic Society was at the forefront of saving the School and recognising its historical significance.  The Trust, which took on the task of restoring the building, was set up 30 years ago.  This short talk revisits those early days! 10.30am.  Click News for more details.


Posted on:15th February 2023


It’s thirty years since the Trust, which saved the School from demolition, was set up.  Three decades on, the School is recognised as one of England’s most important schools.  It’s a significant part of British education history.

Barton Civic Society was at the forefront of saving the building and recognising its historical significance.  Saving the School was one of its early missions.  The other was to restore Barton Beck. 

Participants in those first campaigns return to see how their efforts worked out.  Join them for a quick look at the Beck (10am) before moving on to the Church School at 10.30am.  The Beck is five-minutes walk from the Wilderspin School Museum where there is ample car parking – and The Old School Canteen coffee shop for post-walk refreshment!

Saturday 4 March

Free – donations to help the work of the Civic Society and Queen Street School Preservation Trust are welcome.

Posted on:15th February 2023

The Crazy English Weather

Other Lives Productions return with one of their popular story telling evenings with a collection of readings, semi-dramatisations and a little music celebrating our crazy English weather as it progresses from January to December.

                       The show consists of two halves each 35mins.

7.30pm in the Joseph Wright Hall (car parking, lift to first floor auditorium)

Tickets £10 – pre book if you can, or pay on the door (Tel 01652 635172 or email

Posted on:7th February 2023