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Final day of Barton’s Heritage Open Days 2019 festival!

It’s the final day of Barton’s Historic Open Days as it winds down today ( Sunday 22 September 2019).  Throughout the 10 days 16 historic venues around Barton upon Humber have thrown open their door offering a variety of unusual events and activities to celebrate their rich heritage.  Last Sunday there was also a Facebook Live!  Last year’s festival attracted tens of thousands of visitors to the town, shining a spotlight on the history of this special area of North Lincolnshire.  This year’s theme is “Lincolnshire Learning, Wisdom and Folklore”, so prepare to roll up your sleeves and get stuck in!

Events are on offer for all the family, whether you fancy meeting the bats at Waters’ Edge Nature Reserve or having a go at heritage printing at The Ropewalk and Wilderspin National School Museum or a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Barton Haven Shipyard and even Tai Chi sessions again at The Ropewalk!

The “Barton Bunker”, a collaborative project between Wilderspin National School Museum and Options Group, will be open to explore on five different dates and will include special guided tours.  There’s also plenty of time to refuel during your visit, with a luxurious Lincolnshire afternoon tea on offer at Bardney Hall, coffee mornings at Trinity Methodist Church, and delicious food and drink at The Ropewalk, Water’s Edge Visitor Centre, Wilderspin National School Museum and The Old Tile Works.

Most events during Heritage Open Days are free of charge, although booking for several is essential due to limited spaces.  All events are listed on the Barton Tourism Partnership website www.barton-upon-humber.org.uk and the Historic Barton Facebook Page www.facebook.com/historicbarton.  Tickets can be reserved on 01652 660380 or via the Barton Tourism Partnership website – but it’s first come, first served and tickets are snapped up quickly!  A limited number of souvenir brochures is still available giving more information on the events and venues taking part in Heritage Open Days in Barton upon Humber, available from tourism outlets around the region.



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