Events

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
John French lighting gas lights in Wilderspin. room

Barton Christmas Festival

We are preparing for the Barton Christmas Festival on Saturday 24 November and our Dickensian Christmas (from 29 November) so the Wilderspin Infants Schoolroom will be getting a seasonal facelift which will change its historical authenticity!  If you were planning to visit Samuel Wilderspin’s Model Infant Schoolroom we would advise you to visit another time – it will be back to “normal” from Thursday 20 December.

But come along also to our Victorian Christmas Fair on 24 November between 11am and 4pm featuring an indoor Christmas Market, seasonal refreshments in the Old School Canteen and Barton’s only truly Victorian Father Christmas in his Gallery Grotto!

Posted on:15th November 2018

The School in Action

We have local schools visiting and getting a taste of Victorian school life, on Thursday and Friday this week which visitors might like to watch in the Wilderspin Infant Schoolroom and the Victorian Classroom.

Posted on:14th November 2018
children having lesson in Victorian Schoolroom

Victorian Classroom in session

We’ll be hosting a visit from a local today so visitors can watch the Victorian Classroom in action in the morning, and the Wilderspin Schoolroom in the afternoon.

Posted on:7th November 2018