Welcome to Wilderspin School

We’re open as usual but mindful of Covid until we’re all wiser about Omicron.

Everyone is wearing a facemask moving around the building – please would you, until you’re seated – and try to keep socially distanced, and use the hand sanitizer points.
The award-winning Old School Canteen coffee shop is open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm with safely spaced tables.

The Museum is open this weekend and next 10am-4pm.



Humber Clockworks moves to Wilderspin

Arwen couldn’t stop us!

We’re getting smarter with energy

Kickstarting Tourism helps us bounce back from lockdown

Refurbishment works in Joseph Wright Hall

Funders’ support





Christmas at Wilderspin

On Saturdays 4 & 11 and Sundays 5 & 12 December, 10am-4pm, we’ve some craft and gift stalls next to The Old School Canteen in addition to our own Christmas shop clearance with loads of stocking filler bargains.  And Father Christmas will be in his grotto again – 11 – 12.30 and 1.30 – 3.00 (£3.50).

If you’d like to book a stall for any of the dates above – please ring (01652) 635172


Old School Canteen

The award-winning coffee shop is open Thursdays-Sundays 10am and 4pm serving morning breakfasts and afternoon teas in the unique setting of the former National School

well spaced tables for Covid safety

on-site baking

local sourcing                                                                  

Tel (01652) 636053 to book





Discover the story of Samuel Wilderspin and see the unique Infant Schoolroom and Playground that he designed in 1845.

The Wilderspin Story
Schools Programme

Schools Programme

Our Schools Programme has been developed to provide children with an exciting way of engaging with the history of Victorian school life.

Schools Programme
History of the School

History of the School

Learn about Samuel Wilderspin and the Wilderspin National Schools and how his innovations gradually transformed schooling for children of all ages.

Wilderspin History
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