British Schools Museum Hitchin – 31st August 2024


Location: British Schools Museum ,41/42 Queen Street, Hitchin , SG4 9TS

Date: Saturday  31st August 2024

Start time: 8pm

End time: 1.45am


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History of the British Schools Museum.

A grade 2 listed building .It was built in the Edwardian and Victorian times, the museum  made up of school buildings housing infants, girls and boys schools with houses for Master and Mistress.  The first school on the site was a schoolroom for just over  200 boys and 100 girls.

It was founded  in 1810 by a lawyer in the name of William Wilsher.  This schoolroom was the first monitorial school for the sons of the poor in Hertfordshire.  William Wilsher had  developed a system in which large numbers of younger scholars could be taught by older scholars under the supervision of the master (for boys) or mistress (for girls). This method continued until the Revised Code of 1862 that brought in the Pupil Teacher method of teaching.

The school grew in numbers throughout the years and became a success to such an extent that in 1837 a new schoolroom was built that could hold 300 boys. This was completed in 1838.

In 1857, it was decided by the School’s Board of Trustees to completely rebuild the Girls’ and Infants’ School. The new building was completed in 1858 together with adjoining houses for the Master and Mistress.

It remained as a school until as recently as 1969. So what has the school got hiding in the corridors?

Many claim to have seen many paranormal sightings and  things that just cant simply be explained. Do the teachers and students still haunt these very old corridors? Will you capture the full body apparitions, loud footsteps and crying voices  here? What stories will this school uncover.

Investigation Includes:

When you arrive, you will be greeted by one of our team and you will be placed into a small group. Once introductions have been made and the team have run though the health and safety. You will explore different parts of the building throughout the evening with your team member. You will get the chance to conduct some amazing experiments such as Ouija Boards, Table Tipping, Glass Moving vigils and our up-to-date ghost hunting equipment. We will be using the most active areas of the venue throughout the night and you will be guided through this terrifying process by our friendly and capable team. Included near the end of your evening you will be able to go off and explore for an hour using what equipment you would like. Do you dare to explore the unknown?

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