Wilderspin Events

Dr. Mary Murdoch: Suffragist and Social Reformer

An afternoon lecture by Cecile Oxaal who explores the life of Mary Murdoch, a Scottish medical doctor who settled in Hull in 1896 and galvanised the suffrage campaign in Hull and East Yorkshire.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 2pm

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Samuel Wilderspin’s Outdoor Classroom – heritage without walls

A Practical Lecture and Exhibition by an Agent of Mr. Wilderspin Esq; Inventor of the Infant & Training Systems of Education.  The forty minutes demonstration commences outside in the Playground with an opportunity afterwards in the Schoolroom for questions about his plans for giving children religious, moral, mental, and physical education.  Free to members of the public.  Formal attire not necessary.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 September, 1.30pm

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Vere Foster Philanthropist and Benefactor

What are the origins of the school copybook?

Jean Cannon describes how Vere Foster used his vast personal wealth to help emigrants to America and improve educational standards in Victorian Ireland.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 7.30pm

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Museums at Night Quiz

Teams of up to six can be booked now – but don’t let that put you off: everyone can be slotted-in if you’re not part of a “ready-made” team.

£2 per person.

Doors open at 6.45pm for heads down at 7pm.


Please note – the quiz was originally scheduled for Friday 4 November but has been brought forward to Thursday 3 November.


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Autumn & Winter Opening

Between November and February the Museum is open at weekends only between 11am and 3pm, with last admission at 2pm.

The Old School Canteen is open as usual Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Spring & summer opening times resume in March 2023.

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