Welcome to Wilderspin School

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We are open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
Last admission to the Museum 3pm
The Old School Canteen coffee shop is open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm
We are closed on Monday 2 May


Humber Clockworks moves to Wilderspin

Come & Sing with South Bank Singers





Platinum Street Party

Join in our Platinum Jubilee indoor four-day “street party” in the comfort of the Museum with Royal refreshments provided by The Old School Canteen.  The “party” runs all through the holiday weekend and tables can be booked anytime which include a Museum Memory Box to borrow and explore with your family.   Why not share your memories of the coronation and Royal Jubilees with other Museum visitors.  Booking is advised – t:(01652) 635172 or e:bookings4wilderspinschool@gmail.com

Memory Cafe, 10am – 3pm Thursday, Saturday & Sunday.  Friday 3 June (10am – 12pm only)

The Horse, the Ambulance and the Wagoners’ Special Reserve

Martin Watts, from the Wagoners’ Museum at Sledmere, describes the importance of horses for the army in the First World War, and the role of veterinary hospitals and mobile veterinary units.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 7.30pm

Open Gardens

Visit the Wilderspin Playground Garden and buy your map guide here for other gardens in this year’s Barton Arts Open Gardens festival.

2pm – 4pm


Music in the Playground

Barton Ukes perfom in the Wilderspin Playground as part of Barton Arts 2022.

Check Barton Arts website for performance time.





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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