Wilderspin National School

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Visit the historic Victorian schoolrooms in the heart of Barton’s conservation area where education pioneer Samuel Wilderspin changed the face of primary school education.

Visit the UK’s only fully restored Wilderspin playground as you go back to school and relive the ‘best days of your life’. You can then relax and reminisce in the Scholars Coffee Shop.

The school includes a re-creation of Wilderspin’s schoolroom and 1845 infant playground, interactive displays showing the changes in the school over the last 150 years and a contrasting late Victorian classroom which is used for re-enactment sessions as part of an education and events programme.

Admission charges:

Free admission.

For groups there is a charge of £30, which includes a guided tour. Booking is essential.

This attraction is part of the South Humber Collection, a destination made up of the areas leading wildlife, heritage and arts attractions.

Workshops at Wilderspin National School

There are opportunities for whole day visits to the school and facilities for eating a packed lunch. Schools can also plan for whole day visits to Barton by linking their work at the school with a visit to one of the other nearby attractions in the South Humber Collection.

To enquire about a school visit, please contact Wilderspin National School or visit their schools programme page for more information.

March to November:

Thursday to Saturday: 10am to 4pm

December to February:

Thursday to Saturday: 11am to 3pm

Open most Bank Holidays


01652 635172

Wilderspin National School
Queen Street
Barton upon Humber
North Lincolnshire
DN18 5QP