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Very well preserved and run by volunteers

A little gem of a museum, all the things I remember and some I had forgotten from my childhood... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Coffee and cake

Not our first nor last visit . Nice cup of coffee and very tasty cake.Pleasant comfortable... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2018
Trevor H
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Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5QP, England
+44 7443 544760
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All reviews coffee and cake cakes fantastic museum little gem worth a trip lovely cafe well worth a visit great place to visit all ages samuel barton classroom playground volunteers development canteen donation
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

A little gem of a museum, all the things I remember and some I had forgotten from my childhood school days,and a lovely little cafe too with home made cake, icecream and much more.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Not our first nor last visit . Nice cup of coffee and very tasty cake.Pleasant comfortable surroundings and cheerful staff.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Trevor H
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

An interesting museum with good insights into the development of schools in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Excellent coffee shop.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Really interesting not only the physical building and facts but the real life experiences of former pupils on video added bonus the cafe!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Winstonsgrandad
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We live locally so we take our visitors here. We don't tire of it, it's always nice to look round again, and they have a lovely cafe there now which is worth a visit of it's own!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank _pegsbarton
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

An absolute gem just off of the High Street. The museum is great for adults and children alike. With it not being overly large you can take everything in without feeling rushed and still have time to enjoy a coffee and cake in the fab...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Alan W
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends, entrance is free but the opportunity is there to give a suggested donation of £3. We spent about two hours looking around the playground, school rooms & shop. The classrooms are set in different ages & tells the story...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank millypink
Reviewed 15 February 2018

Whilst visiting the Ropewalk in Barton we were recommended to visit the Wilderspin and were so engrossed in the exhibits and surroundings that we had to be reminded to pay our café bill at closing time. Beautifully appointed and presented reminder of days gone by,...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank BobD1893
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

After calling for coffee in our home town we were taken back in time as we walked around viewing the memorabilia. Not only was there names from our old school days but memories too, can you remember the spinning tops and the low school desks....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank honest_stu
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Nice museum showing schools as they were when you got belted for misbehaving! and now a museum dedicatted to the pioneer of primary education

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Michael P
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Response from Ian W | Property representative |
Much belated reply (sorry) for future information - am only just getting to understand TripAdvisor! We are unable to accommodate dogs in the museum and coffee shop, except guide dogs, mainly because of restricted space... More
29 November 2016|
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Response from JaneNorman B | Reviewed this property |
Thursday to Saturday 10am to 4pm. Sunday 11am to 4pm (with the school canteen opening from 10.30am)