A Town With A Past --- And A Future
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Wilderspin National School Museum
Queen Street, Barton upon Humber DN18 5QP
t.(01652) 635172

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery, during 2014 we will be redisplaying part of the school museum with the help of former pupils and staff from both Church Schools in Barton. We are collecting memories of the Queen Street Church School from the 1950s until its closure in 1978, but we are also to keen to talk to people with memories of St. Chad’s Church School on Waterside. If you would like to share your recollections, or have memorabilia that may be useful, please let us know or come along during the early May Bank Holiday to
“The Best Days of Your Life”.

Left ----Members of the Carnegie Heritage Trust enjoying a trip down memory lane. The School is ideal for adult group visits who can have a classroom experience and an object handling session.


As part of the First World War commemorations we have been using the Barton Church School log books to shed light on life in Barton during the War and the involvement of former pupils and staff in the conflict. If you have family connections to former pupils who served in the 1914-18 War and could tell us about them we would invite you to add this information to our commemorative display.

Easter Eggcitement, Saturday 5th – Sunday 20th April
An Easter hunt with a difference – for all the family to enjoy! Hunt for clues to test your family’s eggcyclopaedic knowledge in the School Library.
Price to shell out: £2.

Victorian Magic Lantern Show ~ in partnership with Barton Civic Society, Friday 18th April, 7.30pm
All the drama of this popular Victorian entertainment. Marvel at animated images – in blazing colour, and rare photographs of popular beauty spots from around the region. Ticket prices, including refreshments: £7; Civic Society members, concessions & children £5; Family (2 children+2 adults) £15. Booking recommended.

The Best Days of Your Life, Saturday 3rd May – Monday 5th May
As part of Local History Month – share your childhood memories of school and, if you went to either of the Church Schools in Barton, add to our memory archive.

Chimney Children, Thursday 15th May, 7pm
As part of Museums at Night 2014 – join the Chimney Sweep for an entertaining, hands-on look at the work of the Nightsoil Man and his chimney lads. Special sessions for schools during the week.
Concessions & children £2; Adults: £3; Family (2 children + 2 adults) £6. Booking not required.

Teddy Tours – part of National Family Week, Saturday 24th May – Sunday 1st June
Borrow one of our lonely teddies who will tour the school with you – and bring the family too! Bring your camera or smartphone to take some pictures too. Price: £2 (£1.50 when you bring your own teddy).

Inspired Teachers – part of National Family Week, Sunday 1st June, 2pm – 4pm
Grown ups can tell us about teachers who inspired them, and youngsters can meet our Victorian teachers – if they dare! Make sure to have clean finger nails and a clean handkerchief! Price: £2 per “pupil”. Family (2 children+2 adults): £5.

Top of the Class, Tuesday 11th June, 7.30pm
Muster a team of up to six people to test of your general knowledge. £5 per team. Booking required: (01652) 635172

Craft Fair, Saturday 21st June, 10am-5pm
Enjoy the day browsing and maybe pick up some beautiful handmade crafts and gifts.

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