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Barton Heritage Open Days

September 7, 2017
United Kingdom

More than  1,600 people visited Barton’s museums and open buildings as part of last year’s Heritage Open Days programme. A number of Barton buildings will be opened over the weekend, and there will be special events too.

Far Ings National Nature Reserve

Guided Walk

Thursday September 7, 11am – 12.45

Find out what there is to see and hear while walking around the rustling reedbeds of Far Ings National Nature Reserve. Lose yourself in the nature of the Humber’s marshes as you learn how they were created out of the industrial clay pits that once occupied the Far Ings site.

Baysgarth House Museum 

The Life of the Wright Taylor Family

7 – 10 September 12 – 4pm

Join us to explore the life of the Wright Taylor family at Baysgarth House Museum through displays, trails, guided tours and more!  Trails from Thursday to Sunday, costumed interpretation, and tours Saturday and Sunday.  Times tbc.  Refreshments and free parking available (subject to availability). See more on our website at

The Ropewalk

Film Archive Shorts Night

Thursday September 7, 7.30pm

Visitors will get a unique opportunity to enjoy a free evening of short films about Barton’s industrial history, including ‘The Ropewalk’, an interesting film made in 2000

Pitman Puzzle – Pick up from The Ropewalk and Wilderspin National School Museum

Isaac Pitman developed the most widely used system of shorthand, now known as Pitman Shorthand 180 years ago while he was employed as teacher at the British School on Queen Street in Barton.  He developed his shorthand system while he was employed as teacher in Barton at the British School on Queen Street between 1832 and 1836 – practising while listening to sermons in the town’s churches and chapels. To mark the 120th anniversary of his death, grab a puzzle sheet from the Wilderspin Museum or The Ropewalk and find the Pitman Puzzles at a number of the venues taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days.  Solve enough and you could win a prize.

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380