Barton upon Humber Tourism
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Welcome to Barton upon Humber

This charming town on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds in the shadow of the Humber Bridge has a lot to offer the visitor. In medieval times Barton was the most important port on the Humber and has many fine merchants' houses. Today the town centre is home to a wide range of friendly independent shops, welcoming eateries and museums. Regular events and performances are held through out the year.

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Uncover some of Barton’s Hidden History on Saturday

Come along on a guided walk this Saturday (April 22) and uncover some of Barton’s hidden history with the help of fun, games and stories that begins at the Wilderspin National School Museum and ends at The Ropewalk and lasts between two and two and a half hours.

From exciting Victorian playtimes at the Queen Street former school  to dangerous tales of Hall’s Barton Ropery, there’s a lot to interest both children and adults of all ages.

Children and adults alike will see the town’s historic buildings in an exciting new light while learning all about the town’s heritage with the help of historical characters, a secret garden and short stories to bring the past to life.  Meanwhile, grown-ups will get a new perspective on the town’s past, as well as a look at how to use the ground-breaking new Hidden Histories smartphone app.

Look out for a confused porter, a stern Victorian matron and a nostalgic gardener on the way, all there to give you a taste of what the town was like many years ago through stories, costumes, walks and activities.

The free walk starts from the Wilderspin National School at 10 am and includes a snack and a drink at the end.

Feel free to turn up on the day, but booking is advisable by telephoning (01652) 635172.

Easter weekend events in Barton

On Saturday, April 15, The Ropewalk hosts an Open Day.  If you have ever walked the adjoining path towards the Humber Bank, and wondered what happens behind the scenes at The Ropewalk, now is your chance to find out! Come and meet the team whilst exploring this fascinating historic building. The doors will open from 10am to 4pm, look at the galleries and artists’ studios and the creative industries who lease units in the building.  There will  be demonstrations,  hands-on workshops, yoga and Tai Chi sessions.

A short walk away is the Water’s Edge Visitor Centre which is hosting its annual Easter Craft Fair on both April 15 and 16.  There will be hundreds of gift ideas for all the family

Join us this Easter at our unique craft fair weekend.

There are hundreds of gift ideas for all the family as well as an Easter trail around the park and a decorate an egg competition each with a chance to win a £20 gift voucher for the gift shop – entries cost 50p each

Entrance to both The Ropewalk and Water’s Edge Visitor Centre is free as is parking at both venues.



Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380