News

Freinds at Barton return

After their SOLD-OUT productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL and THE SNOW QUEEN Friends At Barton (FAB) are delighted to be back at the Museum’s JOSEPH WRIGHT HALL with Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic ALICE IN WONDERLAND between Friday 27th March and Sunday 29th March.

See the Events tab for more details.

Posted on:19th January 2020

New course – A History of Sculpture

Dr. Mo Ille’s next course at the Museum, starting on Monday 13 January.  See Courses tab for more details.

Posted on:5th January 2020

New course – Astonomy

A 6 weeks WEA course on Wednesday evenings at the Wilderspin School Museum starting 22 January – see the Course tab for details.

Posted on:4th January 2020

Looking Back at 2019

It’s been another record breaking year – our tenth since opening in 2009.

And the Old School Canteen has broken records too!

2019 Christmas Report

Posted on:18th December 2019

New Opening Times in January & February

The Museum will be open on Saturdays & Sundays only during January and February – between 10am and 4pm, starting on the 4 January.

The Old School Canteen coffee shop opening hours remain unchanged: Thursdays – Sundays 10am – 4pm throughout the year.

Our News page will be updated with more information about these changes.

Our Events page will be updated with details of special weekend events in the NewYear.

 

Posted on:18th December 2019

Sewing Workshops for Young People

A progamme of Saturday sewing fun for young people aged 6-9 and 10+ is scheduled for 2020.

 

More details and booking :

janineknight06@gmail.com

07764497288

Facebook: Janinespinsandneedles

Posted on:11th December 2019

New Opening Times for 2020

The Museum will be open on Saturdays & Sundays only during January and February – between 10am and 4pm, stating on the 4 January.

The Old School Canteen coffee shop opening hours remain unchanged: Thursdays – Sundays 10am – 4pm throughout the year.

We’ll be busy in the meantime spring-cleaning and planning our events programme.  We’ll also be recruiting new volunteers – please get in touch if you’d like to join us!

Our 2020 season begins on Thursday 5 March – the Museum and Old School Canteen will be open Thursdays – Sundays 10am – 4pm.

Our News page will be updated with more information about these changes.

Our Events page will be updated with details of special weekend events in the New Year.

Posted on:11th December 2019

Once Upon a Time

Celebrating some of our best loved traditional children’s stories with displays, storytelling and family activities.

Admission (all ages) £3

Family ticket for up to four £10

Our normal displays are closed during this period.

Posted on:2nd December 2019

Dick Whittington

South Bank Players’ new family pantomime Dick Whittington had to be postponed due to illness.  It has been rescheduled to 9-11 January.

Tickets are £8 adults & £5 concessions and are available now through the South Bank Players website or via the Wilderspin National School Museum during opening hours (Thurs-Sun 11am-3pm).  Ticket holders for the December shows will be contacted.  Please get in touch if you have queries.

7.30pm each night.

2.30pm Saturday matinee.

Posted on:18th November 2019

Prize-winning portrait to mark English Infant Schools Bicentenary

Two centuries ago England’s first Infant School was opened in Westminster. Samuel Wilderspin was then asked to run England’s second Infant School which opened in 1820 at Spitalfields.

In 1847, supporters of Wilderspin, including philanthropists Mary and David Gaskell of Wakefield, and Thomas Terrington, Secretary of the Hull Infant School Society, commissioned J. R. Herbert, R. A. (1810 – 1890) to paint Wilderspin’s portrait at the end of his career,

The original painting was given to Wilderspin at a special presentation attended by Charles Dickens.  Engraved copies were sold to benefit the a National Tribute fund for Wilderspin.

To commemorate Wilderspin’s involvement in both schools we invited members of Barton and Brigg art groups run by JD Creative to submit oil paintings based on the original portrait by J. R. Herbert and the engraving.

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The winner was Julia Julia Sweetman seen here with her winning portrait receiving the prize from Ian Wolseley on behalf of the Queen Street School Preservation Trust, and Jon Dent of JD Creative.

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Posted on:29th October 2019