Schools & Education Services

children having lesson in Victorian Schoolroom

Our full School visits programme has restarted!

Our Victorian school has unique links to Samuel Wilderspin, one of the founding fathers of modern schooling and pioneer of infant schools across Britain.  The Museum is the only restored Wilderspin school and playground in the world.  Children can experience a Victorian school or a 1940s wartime classroom, become archaeologists in a Science session, or learn about early photography and the use of school photographs in History.

  • In essence – sessions are just under two hours, can accommodate 35 children, and cost £4 per pupil – or £3.50 if combined with a second session to make a day of it.
  • There’s level access, wheelchair accessible loos, and a lift in the Josph Wright Hall
  • We’ve a lunchroom – and the Playground is great for letting off steam at the mid-day break
  • Easy coach drop off and pick up

Here’s our current programme:

  • Up in the Gallery (KS1) – a gentle role play session which replicates a day in the Victorian Infant School for our younger visitors.
  • History Underfoot (KS1) –  a science-based session where the pupils become history detectives and examine archaeological clues of school life in the past.
  • Eyes to the Front (KS2) – a role-play session in the National School Classroom where pupils can feel for themselves what school was like in Victorian times.
  • The Camera Never Lies (KS2) – a hands-on session exploring the infancy of photography and the value of picture evidence of Victorian school life.
  • Wartime Schooldays (KS2) – a role-play session in which pupils pretend to be evacuees to Barton where they’ll be billeted and experience classroom life in the 1940s classroom.
  • Churchill’s Cogs (KS2) – a hands-on session exploring life on the home front and the role of children in Civil Defence.

Sessions last ninety minutes, can accommodate 35 children, and cost £4 per pupil – or £3.50 if combined with a second session to make a day of it.

  • There’s level access, wheelchair accessible loos, and a lift in the Joseph Wright Hall
  • We’ve a lunchroom – and the Playground is great for letting off steam at the mid-day break
  • Easy coach drop-off and pick-up
  • Pre-bagged souvenir shop

It’s best to ring (01652 635172) or email bookings4wilderspinschool@gmail.com so we can fill you in and explain how a school visit to Wilderspin works.

 

 

 

 

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