Open to the Public
Saturday 24th January 2009 saw the Wilderspin National School open its doors to the public. Public visiting is on a Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm (with the last admission at 4pm), admission is free. School bookings are available Mondays to Thursdays. From spring term 2009 there are led workshops for Key Stages 1 and 2. For more information call 01652 660445 or visit www.queenstreetschool.org. Here are a few images of what you can expect to see.
|Entry to the Wilderspin National School is via the rear entrance. Follow the path down the north side of the building to this door.||The Victorian school experience from the late 1800s.||The display area describing the schooling in the area and the Wilderspin school.|
Sunday 9th September 2007 was the last chance for Friends of Queen Street School to have a last (very careful) look round before work began. Here are a few images of what it looked like on the day.
|Samuel Wilderspin's original Infant School room positioned to the south of the building complex||The slightly later added room to the east of the building complex.||The boys' classroom positioned to the north of the building complex.|
We now have over 400 members of the Friends of Queen Street School (and the number continues to grow).
To become a member, please contact Anthony Berridge, 47 Eastfield Road, Barton upon Humber DN18 6AW (01652 633804), or email Bartonschool@aol.com.
For most other enquiries please contact:-
The Old Boathouse
Barton upon Humber
Tel 01652 660445
The Significance of the School
The school forms part of an impressive group of Victorian
public buildings in the heart of Barton's Conservation Area. Now
listed at Grade II*, it is identified by English Heritage as
"one of the most important schools surviving in
England"; firstly for its unique association with the
leading educational pioneer, Samual Wilderspin, and secondly for
its embodiment of educational innovation and its importance as a
model design for other Victorian schools.
It is a unique survival. Wilderspin had worldwide impact, yet "this is the only known survival anywhere of a Wilderspin school and playground".
For the history of the school click here.
Related Links (inbarton is not responsible for the content of external Internet websites)
Friends of Queen Street School
Queen Street School Preservation Trust
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