Monthly Archives: November 2017

Wilderspin’s Hull Connections

Samuel Wilderspin went out on a limb to educate young children in cities across Victorian Britain.  He was a pioneer of Infant Schools and set up over two thousand – including several in Hull – and was justly rewarded by Queen Victoria.

We are sharing the story of Wilderspin in Hull as part of the legacy of Hull City of Culture 2017.




Our outreach exhibition is available for display at venues across the city, consisting of a small re-creation of Wilderspin’s Infant Schoolroom.

Please get in touch with us if you would like to know more or might be interested in hosting the display.




HLFHI_2747 March 2010


Posted on:18th November 2017

Christmas Concert

The New County Choir return to the Joseph Wright Hall with their performance of The Infancy of Christ, a Christmas cantata, by Douglas Coombes.


Tickets (£6) can be bought on the door.

There will be refreshments on sale after the concert.

Please note: we only have stair access to the first floor auditorium – but there is also a stair lift if required.

Image: Westminster Window By Hystfield – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,



Posted on:15th November 2017