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Fantastic museum and cafe

An absolute gem just off of the High Street. The museum is great for adults and children alike... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2018
Alan W
Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
via mobile
Well worth a visit

Visited with a group of friends, entrance is free but the opportunity is there to give a suggested... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
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Queen Street, Barton-upon-Humber DN18 5QP, England
+44 7443 544760
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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

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

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

Thank Bob D
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

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

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Hands never heard of this place until recently despite living in Lincolnshire for over 20 years. It’s a little gem. Well presented and interesting for all age groups, the school canteen was also nicely laid out band I was sorry wed already eaten as the...More

Thank ClareofTralee
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Popped in here this morning while my daughter's were having their karate lesson at the nearby assembly rooms. Waitresses were very welcoming. A lovely environment and very clean and cosy. I had a vanilla latte with a fresh, homemade, warm sultana scone and my 3...More

Thank Vanessa S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

As an ex-pupil of this school albeit in the 1970's not the 1870's I was very interested in having a look around and recalling my own school days experience. As is always the case when revisiting child hood buildings,my first impression was I remembered it...More

1  Thank daxellie
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I visited here today with my sister and mother in law and our children ages ranging from 4 to 23,I have never been made to feel so unwelcome.Firstly we were quizzed about the size of our party then the lady proceeded to follow us round...More

1  Thank foodclub2012
Ian W, General Manager at Wilderspin National School, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

I am really sorry to read your comment – it’s the first we’ve ever had like this, and so disheartening if we didn’t get things right. I will check thoroughly into what happened. Our museum depends on enthusiastic and well meaning volunteers who will be...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely little museum well looked after we really enjoyed looking back in time the cafe was good we enjoyed our snack all freshly made by pleasant staff.

1  Thank Jennifer M
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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)