Monthly Archives: July 2023

Caring for our Collection

Care of our museum collection is the job of our Collections Group, a small team of dedicated volunteers.  We are grateful to ongoing support of Museum Development Yorkshire who provide training and opportunities to liaise with colleagues from other museums.  They are supporting us again with training for our volunteers to show them the special cleaning methods and object handling techniques which will help ensure the long-term care of items entrusted to us.  We are currently seeking funding to install window blinds to improve protection of items on display following previous guidance support from MDY.  Museum Development Yorkshire is part of the York Museums Trust.  It provides advice and support for museums in Yorkshire and the Humber and is funded by Arts Council England.


Our Collections Group meets weekly and undertake a variety of tasks including cataloguing and adding items to our Collection as well as research and display design.  There’s much to do and new volunteers are welcome – just get in touch if you’d like to know more or see what they do.

Posted on:22nd July 2023

Early Closing!

We’re getting things ready for Creativity Unwrapped, our Heritage Open Days festival on Saturday 9 September so need to close at 12pm on Friday 8 September.

Sorry for the inconvenience but hope to see you at the festival!

Posted on:12th July 2023

Humber & Wolds Rural Action at Wilderspin

Humber and Wolds Rural Action (HWRA) are now based at Wilderspin, in the Aelberry Building.

HWRA support and encourage rural communities to develop, so they can influence their own futures and secure a range of community facilities and services.

There are around 11,000 rural communities across Britain ranging from small hamlets to bustling market towns, all with their own individual character and economy. However, rural communities now find themselves at a cross-roads and action is essential in order to generate more sustainable communities and lifestyles, offering a better quality of life for all who live in the countryside, not just the affluent who can afford to live there.

With global pressures such as climate change, an ageing population and long lasting constraints on public spending, it is time to generate a new vision for our rural communities that delivers better services in different ways. Only then can we provide for the needs of both current and future generations that live, work and play in the countryside.

Their website is:

Posted on:7th July 2023
Posted on:5th July 2023

Barton Street Boot Sale

Check Facebook for locations and make sure to visit our Wilderpsin bric a brac stall where you can pick up a map (50p).

10am – 2pm

Posted on:5th July 2023