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We are Getting Ready

Steampunk day is on Sunday so there will be disruption to the display rooms.

To see the Wilderspin Schoolroom at its best you’d be advised to visit on another day.

But – if you are Steam Curious – make a visit on Sunday as well.

Posted on:14th March 2019

Tommy Cooper tribute kicks off our 2019 Events

Our spring & summer events programme is taking shape and starts with the welcome return of Hambledon Productions award winning tribute to the comic genius, Tommy Cooper.  Just Like That has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and their one night only appearance in Barton is part of a UK tour.  Just Like That is on 24 April.

Posted on:19th February 2019

Steampunk Comes to Barton

If you’ve never experienced a steampunk festival before be sure to try it at the School on Sunday 17 March.

And if you have, you’ll know what’s in store:- drama, spectacle and futuristic costumes.

Hull Steampunk Rebels present Lady Clara’s Steampunk Sitching and Associated Arts in Barton.

Besides tea and parasol duelling there will be craftmakers demonstrating dressmaking, hats, jewellery, foam craft, gadgets, gizmos and more!

Whether you are already Steampunked or just Steam Curious, there will be  something for you!

 

Posted on:7th February 2019

The Art of Spain

An exploration of Spanish art, from Paleolithic to Picasso, from the Moors to Miro.

venue: Varah Room, Wilderspin School, Queen Street, Barton

Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 pm for ten weeks

Starting Monday, January 28th

Tutor: Dr Mo Ille

Fees: full course £50; pay-per-session £6

Booking and more details:

drmo@ille.co.uk

(01724) 733067

 

 

Posted on:17th January 2019

A “Taste of Excellence”

The Old School Canteen coffee shop has been 

The Taste of Excellence Award run by the Lincolnshire Life magazine received 75,000 nominations  from all  across the county.  These included 1,700 coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants right across the board.  So it is a wonderful achievement for the Old School Canteen to reach the shortlist of just 13!

Posted on:17th January 2019
children having lesson in Victorian Schoolroom

Would you like to join our Education Team?

Due to increased demand from schools we require more Education Assistants to deliver “off the shelf” sessions to visiting school groups.  Teaching experience is helpful but not essential – what’s needed is self-confidence and enthusiasm!  Full training and induction is, of course, provided.  It’s very fulfilling and there’s a little remuneration too.

Please get in touch if you might be interested and we can give you more details.

email: wilderspinschoolmuseum@gmail.com

tel: (01652) 635172

Posted on:20th December 2018

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Our last open day in 2018 will be Sunday 23 December.

We will reopen in 2019 on Thursday 3 January.

Our staff and volunteers wish all our supporters and visitors a very Happy Christmas!

Posted on:16th December 2018

Christmas with Steptoe & Son

Following their hilarious appearance in the spring we were asked to get Hambledon Productions back – so here they are, bringing original Ray Galton and Alan Simpson “Steptoe” sketches including some material “lost” for over fifty years.

For one night only (16 Dec) as part of their current tour.

Give yourself a pre-Christmas treat!  We guarantee a night of good fun.

Go to EVENTS for more details or ring 01652 635172 to book.

 

Posted on:29th November 2018

Our Winter Opening Hours have started

Our Winter Opening hours start on 1 December and continue until 28 February.  The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm.

The Old School Canteen is open between 10am and 4pm throughout the year.

Posted on:26th November 2018

French Conversation Classes

Twelve weekly classes in French conversation run by a native French teacher, Nathalie Brady, starting on Wednesday 9 January 2019.

Post beginners 1pm – 2.30pm

Intermediate 2.30pm – 4pm

£99 for the twelve week course.

Half term break Wednesday 20 February.  Final session Wednesday 3 April.

For further details , please contact Nathalie Brady on 01652 660719 or email: bradyboulay@aol.com

Posted on:15th November 2018