Freqently asked questions

girl in costume with skipping rope

What is the admission fee?

Adult admission is £5.  This is an annual ticket which allows you to return with friends and family for a period of 12 months.  Children (under 16s) are free.  Fees apply for schools and group bookings, please see our school programmes page.

When are you open?

Between April – September we’re open on Fridays and Saturday beyween 11am and 3pm, and on Sundays 11am – 2pm.  Last admison is thirty minutes before closing time.

This year, we’ll be opening on Friday 29 March (11am – 3pm) for an Easter Eggstravaganza of family fun including our Bunny Trail.

An Autumn & Winter Programme runs from October – March with occasional open days and special events.  The normal weekly opening times are suspended during these months.

We are open to school and group bookings Monday – Friday.

Is there parking available?

Limited free parking is available.  There are allocated spaces for disabled visitors.  Further free parking is available in Barton-upon-Humber town centre.
If you come on a bike you are welcome to park it in our bike rack.

Are there refreshments?

The Old School Canteen has ceased trading.  Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available on Fridays between 10.30am and 1.30pm, provided by Slow Circular Earth – supported by Hubbub in collaboration with Co op and Starbucks, and is part of the UK-wide Community Fridge Network.

Is there wheelchair access?

The Museum is fully accessible by wheelchair.  There is an alternative wheelchair route to avoid the steps from the 1845 Wilderspin Schoolroom to the Playground: retrace your route to the main entrance and exit via the ramp to the Playground gate.  It is clearly signposted.

Motorised wheelchairs can be accommodated – although it would be helpful if you could telephone in advance of your visit so that we can ensure the best route is kept clear – to avoid tight corners and “classroom clutter”.

There is designated parking for disabled visitors.

We have one wheelchair that can be borrowed.

There are wheelchair accessible toilets in each building.

The coffee shop can accommodate wheelchairs.

There’s a lift in the Jpseph Wright Hall to access the first floor Auditorium.

Please call if you have any further questions or special access needs.

Are there any other museums or galleries near you?

Please see our also in the area page.
We also have a list of other museums and organisations that you might find helpful, please see our  links page

Which buses run by the School?

There is a very good half hourly bus service (350) between Hull and Scunthorpe as well as other less frequent buses to villages in the area.

Can I donate an object to the museum?

If you have an object which relates to the history of Wilderspin & National School that you would like to donate please contact us. For further information see our support page.