Dr Thomas Barnardo opened The Ragged School in old warehouses to educate destitute children. The school closed in 1908 due to the increase of government schools. Whilst it was in use as a school, the building was also used for a Factory Girls Club & Institute teaching factory workers to sew and write. A Working Lads Institute later formed in 1884.
After the closure of the school, the building was used for a time as a factory, but also lay empty for some time.
The Ragged School Museum Trust saved the buildings from demolition and a museum opened in 1990.
The spirits said to haunt The Ragged School vary from the obvious to the unexpected. Many children have been seen and heard, as well as a strict headmaster and a grumpy caretaker. And then there is the Roman Soldier who is said to wander the building. The spirits like to make themselves known here it seems. Full bodied apparitions have been seen as well as dark shadows, and laughing, crying and heavy footsteps are all heard. Who will you encounter?
YOUR HOSTS: Haunted Houses Events Ltd
YOUR EVENT: This dark and sinister building is said to instil fear into the most hardened of ghost hunters, where it is not uncommon for people to depart before the end. The ghostly inhabitants are said to be tormented by anger and despair. We advise all to really keep their wits about them here, and never be alone – unless you have spiritual protection and feeling really brave.
•This is a real ghost hunt experience
•There is no faking or trickery.
•Ghost hunting is in personal groups
•White light protection and grounding at the start
•An introduction to ghost hunting techniques and equipment if required
•Psychic and scientific experiments throughout the night
•Lone vigils in the dark for the very brave
•Full hands-on use of the equipment
•Unlimited hot and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits throughout the night
•Group discussion of findings at the end
•Friendly, knowledgeable and experienced hosts
•This location has no sleeping facilities
•Street parking only. Fees may apply
•This location is not suitable for wheelchair users sorry
•All attendees must be 18 years or older
•Not suitable for pregnant ladies
•Guests may bring personal midnight snacks
•This is a dark location, all attendees must bring a torch with them
•All attendees are expected to wear sensible shoes and warm layered clothing
•Paranormal Activity can never be guaranteed