Events

Appleby 1940s Festival

Try our Anderson Shelter and see what life on the Home Front was like – and find out about our Wartime Schooldays programme for schools visiting the Wilderspin National School.

A nostalgic, family day in the Lincolnshire countryside.

Tickets and more information online at applebyfestival.com

Posted on:26th May 2019

Barrow on Humber Wheelbarrow Festival

Visit our wheelbarrow celebrating Samuel Wilderspin’s part in England’s first Infant School two hundred years ago.

We’ll be on Barton Street/North Street at DN19 7AP near John Harrison Primary School between 11am and 4pm each day.

Programmes are £2.50 and are available at the Market Place.

 

Posted on:26th May 2019

A Night at the Barton Oscars

Join the South Bank Players and meet the stars of stage and screen for an evening of entertainment and intrigue as you pit your wits against the rest of the audience and try to work out ‘Who Nicked It?’

All tickets£5

Available from the Wilderspin School Museum or via the group’s website at www.sbplayers.co.uk

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm show start.

 

Posted on:26th May 2019

We are Getting Ready

Steampunk day is on Sunday so there will be disruption to the display rooms.

To see the Wilderspin Schoolroom at its best you’d be advised to visit on another day.

But – if you are Steam Curious – make a visit on Sunday as well.

Posted on:14th March 2019

Summer Fair

What better way to kick-start our summer re-launch than a chance to browse and buy?  We expect over twenty stalls selling a range of crafts, plants and bric-a-brac – and who knows, maybe a few clothes pegs too as part of a Victorian twist!  Stalls can be booked now on (01652) 635172.

 

 

Posted on:19th February 2019

Just Like That

Hambledon Productions return with the UK’s number one Tommy Cooper tribute.  Cooper was a true comic genius.  His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star.  This show has been at the Edinburgh Fringe, and is part of a UK tour Tickets are £8 in advance and £10 otd.

Posted on:19th February 2019

Steampunk at Wilderspin

Hull Steampunk Rebels present Lady Clara’s Steampunk Sitching and Associated Arts

Be inspired by Steampunk Crafters: Dressmaking, Hats, Jewellery, Foam Craft, Gadgets, Gizmos and more!

Try your hand at Tea Duelling with our Tiffin Master

Parasol Duelling for the adventurous!

Whether you are already Steampunked or just Steam Curious, there will be  something for you!

From 10am

Posted on:14th February 2019

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Our last open day in 2018 will be Sunday 23 December.

We will reopen in 2019 on Thursday 3 January.

Our staff and volunteers wish all our supporters and visitors a very Happy Christmas!

Posted on:16th December 2018

Our Winter Opening Hours have started

Our Winter Opening hours start on 1 December and continue until 28 February.  The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm.

The Old School Canteen is open between 10am and 4pm throughout the year.

Posted on:26th November 2018

A Christmas Cardio

A heart attack, Ebenezer Scrooge, the NHS, and a couple of squirrels feature in this new heart warming seasonal play by Theatre on the Edge in support of the Daisy Appeal raising funds for Molecular Imaging Research Centre for PET CT scanning .

Admission is free but a donation for the Daisy Appeal is much encouraged! (£5 if possible!)

Joseph Wright Hall (first floor auditorium), 7.30pm (doors open 7pm).

Posted on:21st November 2018