Wilderspin National School Museum

School Museum Building
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Wilderspin National School is one of the most important schools surviving in England. Built in 1844, this Grade II* Listed Building is unique because of its association with the educational pioneer, Samuel Wilderspin, the self-styled founder of the Infant School System. The School was closed in 1978 and the restored building reopened in January 2009.

The Museum presents a vivid and exciting picture of school life and teaching from 1844 to the present day. The school has many exhibits including a unique Wilderspin playground and classroom and a Victorian schoolroom.

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Opening hours

Thurs-Sun 10.00-16.00 including Bank Holidays
Winter opening Thurs-Sun 11.00-15.00 including Bank Holidays (Dec - Feb)

Closed Christmas and New Year. Call for details.

Admission charges

Free admission to all exhibitions. Small charge for special events and activities

Additional info

Facilities for private functions and events

Wilderspin National School Museum
Queen Street
DN18 5QP

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01652 635172

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