Related organisations and websites

We have compiled a list of places, organisations, and web sites that relate to the Wilderspin National School. If you’re specifically looking for a list of things to do near our museum, you might like to view our also in the area page.

Museums and useful websites

Scotland Street School Museum
Situated in Glasgow, The Scotland Street Museum shows the history of Scottish education housed in a genuine school environment. Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed this spectacularly grand showpiece between 1903 and 1906.

New Lanark World Heritage Site
A beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde and around an hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow. Some interesting educational exhibits including a school built by Robert Owen, a passionate believer in childhood education.

The Ragged School Museum
The Ragged School Museum is housed in three warehouses on Copperfield Road, located beside Regent’s Canal in London. The site was formerly owned by Dr. Barnardo and was previously the largest ragged school in London. The Museum is a unique collection of items which chronicle the history of the Ragged School institution and give an insight into the history of London’s East end.

British Schools Museum, Hitchin
The British Schools Museum in Queen Street, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, is housed in a unique set of historic buildings that tell the story of elementary education in Britain from 1810 until 1945. Here you will find the Monitorial School-room built in 1837 for one master to teach 300 boys as advocated by Joseph Lancaster (1778-1838). This is the only known complete Lancasterian School-room in the world.

Culture 24
Provides information and links to museums throughout the UK.

The Victorian School
A website with links and resources for those studying Victorian history for Key stage 1 and 2. Also links to other Victorian schools throughout the UK.

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Website
The Barton on Humber Tourism Partnership has developed heritage trails, music and theatre events around the town. They have worked with North Lincolnshire Council to develop Barton Farmers Market and cultural tourism. This website has been developed to offer visitors and residents all the information they need about Barton upon Humber.

SS Crome Associates
Designed and commissioned the interpretation panels and signage at the Wilderspin school museum. Worked closely with us during the restoration and helped make our permanent displays both an interesting and educational experience.

Barton Civic Society
Formed in 1969 the aims of the society are to preserve and enhance the historic fabric of the town of Barton upon Humber and to promote interest in the town. They have erected plaques on various important buildings throughout the town, and given annual awards to projects which have enhanced the town or enhanced buildings which were in danger of becoming neglected.

Visit North Lincolnshire Today
This web site gives a comprehensive list of things to see and places to visit in the surrounding area. Useful if you are staying for a few days.

North Lincolnshire Museum Services
Provide an exciting range of hands-on and engaging school workshops from four historic venues in North Lincolnshire. The Museum services also run our “Wilderspin experience” and “eyes to the front” programs for the national curriculum, details can be found on our school programmes page
Website with details of local news and events happening in and around Barton-upon-Humber. Also has lots of interesting information about the buildings and history of this historic town.
Details and links to what’s happening in and around Caistor in North Lincolnshire. They have recently received a grant to build a new Art and Heritage Centre which should be an interesting place to visit.

Barton upon Humber
A local town website containing information about the history of Barton-upon-Humber as well as details of events happening in the town now. Maintained with the help of the town clerk and other agencies within the town.