Barton upon Humber Tourism



Barton Arts Festival

Barton Arts aims to offer a professional programme of cultural activities alongside participatory events for local people.

It draws together a kaleidoscope of performers, events and entertainment representing a broad spectrum of what is loosely referred to as “the arts”.   Its aim  is also to provide an annual platform for local talent as well as bringing into Barton excellent productions of music and theatre for adults and children from further afield.

From its origins in 1998 it has brought to the town a range of famous names including The Blackdyke Mills Band, Humphrey Littelton, Clare Teal, London Community Gospel Choir, Michael McIntyre, Dara O’Briain, Alan Carr and many many more.

Traditionally Barton Arts Festival as near as possible to St Peter’s Day, June 29

Contact information

Full details can be found in our Barton Arts Festival leaflets and posters or by contacting below:
Telephone: 01652 660380

The Ropewalk Barton upon Humber The Ropewalk Barton upon Humber


The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts housing galleries, Sculpture Garden, Museum and the Ropery Coffee Shop, attracting more than 100,000 visitors a year.  At the northern end of this Grade 2 listed building, the longest Grade 2listed building in the country is Ropery Hall – a venue for meetings, live music, theatre and cinema.   Other facilities include: a printmaking workshop; artists’ studios; meeting rooms available for outside lets and a picture framing department.

The Ropewalk is on one level with good wheelchair access; we are a 5 minute walk from the Barton Transport Interchange with half-hourly buses to Hull and Scunthorpe and a 2-hourly rail service to Grimsby and the wider rail network.


Galleries open 7 days a week
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sundays and Bank Holidays 10am – 4pm
Winter Coffee Shop Opening Hours (Nov 2 2015 – Feb 12 2016) 10am – 4pm

 Contact information

Address: Maltkiln Road Barton upon Humber DN18 5JT
Telephone: 01652 660380

Performance in the Park Barton Performance in the Park in front of Baysgarth House Museum

Performance in the Park

Barton Tourism Partnership, supported by Barton Town Council,  and Barton Lions, present a summer season of family theatre performances. The performances are free to the public and held in Baysgarth Park. Bring along a chair, a picnic and enjoy live performance in the beautiful surroundings of the park. Details of performances are in the Barton Events Leaflet, published annually in the spring, and also the events calendar.  Refreshments are also available on Performance in the Park afternoons at Baysgarth House Museum, raising funds for the museum.

Barton Town Band

Barton Town Band is a traditional British Brass Band  based in the beautiful county of North Lincolnshire and is among the top 200 bands in the world.

With more than 100 members, music is the band’s passion and it is the only band in the UK to have a full education scheme, nurturing and training our musicians from a young age in the junior band, through to our youth band and beyond.

With over 100 members, music is our passion and we are proudly the only band in the UK to have a full education scheme, nurturing and training our musicians from a young age in the junior band, through to our youth band and beyond.

The Barton Town Band is totally self supporting and all members give their time. They are all enthusiastic and enjoy playing together as a hobby. The Band is managed by a committee, which organises all the necessary concerts, contests, fund raising events,  the purchase of instruments and of course the numerous social activities.

It is said that a Brass Band can present a wider repertoire than virtually any other music ensemble. The band can certainly provide the inspiring sound of brass to enhance any function.  Listening to a good Brass Band is, a thrilling experience with immediate impact, its fresh quality is unique and the many and varied articulations in tone textures and moods give considerable scope for a desirable “picture in sound”.

The Band’s repertoire is varied, consisting of popular tunes, arrangements from
musicals, classical pieces, marches, and pieces especially composed for Brass Bands.


The Band meets at the Corn Exchange in the Market Place for practices on Thursday and Sunday evenings.

For all phone enquiries please call our band secretary Christine Andrew

Telephone: 01652 633445

Barton Ghost Walk

Barton Ghostwalks
As day becomes night and there’s a chill hanging in the winter air, dare you take the Barton Ghost Walk and discover what life was really like in days gone by. Meet some of the characters and hear their tales of myths and legends of Barton’s colourful past.


The walks take place during the winter months, starting on “Halloween”, then the last Wednesday of November, January and February through to the next to last Wednesday of March.
The walks leave from Baysgarth House Museum at 7.30pm

Contact information

For further details please call
Telephone: 01469 531003.  or 07500474446

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380