This Weekend

The Museum is open this weekend 2 & 3 July, but, due to staff illness, The Old School Canteen coffee shop will be closed on Sunday 3rd July

Posted on:2nd July 2022

Summer Quiz

Our Summer Quiz is on Friday 8 July starting at 7pm in the Joseph Wright Hall.
Telephone (01652) 635172 or email to book your team of up to six or we can join you up with others.
£2pp. Bar.

Posted on:25th June 2022

Music in the Playground

Barton Ukes perfom at 2pm in the Wilderspin Playground as part of Barton Arts 2022.

We’ll move inside if it’s wet or too hot!

Refreshemnts from The Old School Canteen.



Posted on:7th April 2022

Open Gardens

Visit the Wilderspin Playground Garden and buy your map guide here for other gardens in this year’s Barton Arts Open Gardens festival.

2pm – 4pm


Posted on:7th April 2022

Come & Sing

Enjoy a sing with South Bank Singers with music from Frozen, Lion King etc.

Everyone welcome, especially families – and you don’t need to be able to read music!

Joseph Wright Hall auditorium (with lift access)

1pm –  4pm

Free – but donations towards running costs welcome!

Please register your interest on 01652 618770 so that we can control numbers.

Posted on:2nd April 2022

Satchel Trail

Grab a school satchel packed with loads of things to keep toddlers busy! (£1)

Posted on:1st April 2022

Easter Chick Hunt

Saturday 2 – Sunday 17 April

Our popular family trail is back (£1)

Posted on:1st April 2022

Teddy Trail

Our furry friends are back for children to spot  – and tell them about the School.

£1 (50p for subsequent trail sheets)

Posted on:1st April 2022

Samuel Wilderspin’s Outdoor Classroom – heritage without walls

A Practical Lecture and Exhibition by an Agent of Mr. Wilderspin Esq; Inventor of the Infant & Training Systems of Education.  The forty minutes demonstration commences outside in the Playground with an opportunity afterwards in the Schoolroom for questions about his plans for giving children religious, moral, mental, and physical education.  Free to members of the public.  Formal attire not necessary.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 September, 1.30pm

Posted on:29th March 2022

Autumn & Winter Opening

Between November and February the Museum is open at weekends only between 11am and 3pm, with last admission at 2pm.

The Old School Canteen is open as usual Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Spring & summer opening times resume in March 2023.

Posted on:25th March 2022