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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Children’s half-term theatre at Ropery Hall

Written and illustrated by Charlotte Middleton and adapted for the stage by Claire Alizon Hills, Topsy Turvy Theatre, the company who brought you Ruby Flew Too! and Isabel’s Well, proudly present the charming Christopher Nibble in a tale of dandelion daring-do!Christopher Nibble

The guinea pigs of Dandeville love munching dandelion leaves so much that slowly but surely dandelions are disappearing from all over town.

Christopher Nibble knows that crunch time has come when there is just one dandelion left – but will this plucky little guinea pig have the flower power to save the day?

Written especially for children aged 2-7 (and their big people too) and told with Topsy Turvy Theatre’s own blend of energetic storytelling, handmade puppets, original music and stunning scenery, Christopher Nibble is an uplifting story of one guinea pigs selfless undertaking to help halt the disappearance of the delicious dandelion forever!

There are two performances, at 11am and 2pm, and tickets cost  £7 for adults and £5 for children with £20 family tickets available.

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Archaeology: Uncovering Our Past

This free exhibition at Baysgarth House Museum takes visitors on a brief history of the area’s past and explores the building blocks of archaeology. What will you discover? The exhibition is on until 7th May 2017!

Photograph courtesy of Baysgarth House Museum

 Visit Baysgarth House Museum in Barton upon Humber for a new exhibition exploring the fascinating world of history hidden beneath the ground. Learn what we mean by ‘archaeology’, and where it can be found. Discover some of the area’s most exciting sites, such as the ancient Anglo-Saxon cemetery found on Castledyke South in the heart of Barton.

With objects from 40 – 4000 years old, there’s something here to spark any imagination. Come and see what was buried in graves 1500 years ago, and make up your own mind of what life would have been like at the time! Let the kids discover replica objects in our sandpit or reconstruct pieces of pottery!

Open 12 – 4pm Saturdays and Sundays in January and February, then 12 – 4pm Thursday –Sunday from 1st March. Further details can be found online at, on Facebook or on Twitter @BaysgarthHouse.

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380