Kickstarting Tourism

The Trust is grateful to the Humber Business Growth Hub for help with improving our shop and visitor reception as we prepare for post – Covid reopening.  We received £1,750 towards upgrading our Shop & Visitor Reception with funding made available by the  – SME Restart & Recovery / Kickstarting Tourism programme part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.


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Posted on:13th April 2021

Joseph Wright Hall

The Trust is working to restore and reuse this Grade II listed building next door to the School Museum for our education and events programmes, and to adapt the surviving tiered pews on the first floor into an auditorium for community performances.


An EU (ERDF) Smart Energy grant supplemented our own funding to upgrade the heating system.  We’ve also been able to install a lift thanks to a grant of £40,000 from EnTrust.  To further bolster the Trust’s efforts to attract additional external funding we have launched a local appeal for £50,000 which will be used to lever in a further £200,000.

Supporters can send a cheque (payable to the Queen Street School Preservation Trust) to the Treasurer, Graham Cannon at the Wilderspin School Museum, Queen Street, Barton, DN18 5QP,  or contact us for details of how to arrange a BACS payment.  Alternatively, you can set up a standing order for a monthly payment or a BACS payment. While it is hoped that these payments will continue for two years they can be cancelled at any time.

Posted on:5th July 2020

Lottery Club

Support our work restoring the former Church School & Primitive Methodist Chapel

Half the receipts are shared out as cash prizes

The more members, the bigger the prizes

Two draws a year

Annual subscription only £15 (less than 30p per week!) by standing order only

To participate and support the Trust, especially at this challenging time, please print the Standing Order from and return it to us

Click here for the WNS Lottery Standing Order Form


Posted on:10th April 2020
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Would you like to join our Education Team?

Due to increased demand from schools we require more Education Assistants to deliver “off the shelf” sessions to visiting school groups.  Teaching experience is helpful but not essential – what’s needed is self-confidence and enthusiasm!  Full training and induction is, of course, provided.  It’s very fulfilling and there’s a little remuneration too.

Please get in touch if you might be interested and we can give you more details.


tel: (01652) 635172

Posted on:20th December 2018