News

Springtime Changes

We’ve been working on the first part of our spring changes. The entrance and shop has changed to make the  space as welcoming as possible, and flexible too so we can use it for a variety of things.

You’ll notice we have reduced the size of the Shop to concentrate on better selling items, and we’ll shortly be introducing a family sitting area to try out toys and enjoy refreshments.

The spring flowers are adding a fantastic array of colour thanks tot he ongoing work of our gardening volunteers.

Posted on:21st April 2019

Easter Chicks

This family Easter tail is fun for children – hunting for the Spring Chick around the museum, and for adults too!

Pick up a trail sheet for only 50p in the Shop, a pencil and off you go.  Adults – don’t forget to pick up the answer sheet to help you guide your children.  It gives you some interesting detail too to share with your children.

Then – take your finished sheet back to the Shop and claim your small egg prize.

We are open on Easter Monday too.

Posted on:21st April 2019

Tommy Cooper tribute continues our 2019 Events

Our spring & summer events programme is under way and continues 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:1st April 2019

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

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