Barton upon Humber Tourism

Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

September 10, 2017

Barton Heritage Open Days

St Peter’s Church

Open for Viewing and Guided Tours

This famous Anglo Saxon tower, and medieval nave and chancel are archaeological and architectural treasures.  Guides will be on hand and there is an exhibition of medieval life.   Admission is free by kind permission of English Heritage.

10am – 3pm

Wilderspin National School Museum

Comic Capers – Desperate Dan at 80 with an appearance by Ken Harrison

Desperate Dan, the rootinest tootinest Wild Western desperado ever to be drawn, made his first appearance in the first issue of The Dandy in December 1937.  Come and share your memories of children’s comics to help celebrate his 80th birthday with the help of Ken Harrison!

10am – 4pm

Joseph Wright Hall

Open Building

This huge and ornate chapel was opened in 1867 and had seating for 600 people.  The Chapel was one of renowned architect, Joseph Wright’s most impressive buildings and is now one of his last surviving works. After substantial renovations and additions, most of the gallery, together with virtually all the beautiful windows and the ceiling and organ chamber arch plasterwork survive.  The first-floor gallery of this Grade II Listed Building is open for viewing with members of the Queen Street School Preservation Trust on hand to outline plans for its restoration and reuse.  Admission is free.

11am – 3pm

Baysgarth House Museum

The Life of the Wright Taylor Family

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.  Refreshments and free parking available (subject to availability). See more on our website at http://www.champltd.org/

12pm – 4pm

Tyrwhitt Hall

Open for Viewing

A rare opportunity to see the medieval timber framed Great Hall.  The building is associated with Barton sculptor, singer, and choirmaster Philip Pape.  The guided tour, starting at 2pm and 3pm depending on numbers, lasts approximately 45 minutes.  Places may be limited so it is essential to book to avoid disappointment – telephone (01652) 635172.  Admission is free.  Last admission 3.30pm.

2pm -4pm

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.

The Ropewalk Children’s Quiz

A free children’s guide and quiz sheet about The Ropewalk’s history is available over the weekend to get children interested in the past and present of this unique building.

 

 

 

 

Start: September 10, 2017
End: September 10, 2017
Venue: Wilderspin National School
Phone: 01652635172
Address:
Google Map
Queen Street, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5QP

Car Boot Sale at Baysgarth House Museum

Baysgarth House Museum is hosting a car boot sale on  from 10am until 2pm. Refreshments will be on sale 9:30am to 3pm, with hot and cold drinks, refreshments and more!

Indoor and outdoor stalls are available, at £5 – call 01652 637568 or email info@champltd.org to book, and pay on the day.

Come along to buy or sell second hand treasures. All proceeds from the café and stall fees go to support CHAMP, a registered charity, and help this community-centred museum. Why not come see what bargains you can find?

Start: September 10, 2017
End: September 10, 2017
Venue: Baysgarth House Museum
Phone: 01652637568
Address:
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Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 6AH
Cost: See above

September 14, 2017

La La Land (12A) at Ropery Hall

Two proper L.A. dreamers, a suavely charming soft-spoken jazz pianist and a brilliant vivacious playwright, while waiting for their big break, attempt to reconcile aspirations and relationship in a magical old-school romance.
7.30pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

 

Start: September 14, 2017
End: September 14, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660680
Address:
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Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £4

September 15, 2017

Families and Fortunes in Tudor Lincolnshire – Barton Civic Society

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology’s Rex Russell Memorial Lecture 2017
In the sixteenth century many Lincolnshire families made their fortunes and rose to prominence on both the local and national scene, with some of the highest positions in court, government, law and the military held by people who were either born in the county or made their homes here. This illustrated lecture by Dr. David Neave, local and architectural historian at University of Hull, will tell their story and that of less prosperous residents through their homes, memorials, inventories and other records.

The talk takes place at the Joseph Wright Hall, Queen Street at 7.30pm. For up to date information visit: www.bartoncivicsociety.co.uk

Admission for Civic Society members is free. Non-members £2.

Start: September 15, 2017
End: September 15, 2017
Venue: Joseph Wright Hall
Address:
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Queen Street, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5QP
Cost: See above

September 16, 2017

Brother Wolf presents Magic Circle at Ropery Hall

This sinister two-handed mystery play is the first full-length dramatic work for the theatre by renowned novelist Kim Newman, author of the critically acclaimed Anno Dracula novels, starring award-winning actor/producer James Hyland and Jonathan Rigby, West End star of Round the Horne… Revisited.

7.30pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 16, 2017
End: September 16, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £13/£15otd

September 20, 2017

Crime Writing Night at Ropery Hall

According to recent figures, sales of crime fiction in the UK are nearing £200m, easily beating celebrity biography, romance and food and drink. What is the attraction of this genre and how do we define it anyway?  Come and join two outstanding northern crime novelists Nick Quantrill and June Taylor explore these questions as well as reading from and discussing their own work.
7.30pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 20, 2017
End: September 20, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
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Ropery Hall, Barton on Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: Freeadv/£3otd

September 21, 2017

Lion (12A) at Ropery Hall

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometres from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.
7.30pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 21, 2017
End: September 21, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
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Malltiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £4

September 22, 2017

Snake Davis Band at Ropery Hall

Returning to their favourite local haunt is the Snake Davis Band. In demand with the biggest names on the British pop music scene, as well as visiting artists from overseas, Snake Davis is regarded as one of the most talented saxophonists in the music business today. Expect to hear anything from a jazz standard to a Michael Jackson or Prince hit and lots of tunes in-between. Listening to Snake in concert is a moving, soulful experience – something for everyone.
8pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 22, 2017
End: September 22, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
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Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £15/£17otd

September 23, 2017

Barbara Nice – Raffle at Ropery Hall

Join the Edinburgh Fringe’s favourite housewife Barbara Nice for an evening of proper good fun. Entrance price includes a complimentary raffle ticket!  Catch Barbara Nice as she sets out to be all-conquering with a four-part BBC Radio 2 series, The Scare, broadcast in March 2017. Better still, experience this critically acclaimed tip-top character comedy live – from Phoenix Nights actress and comedian Janice Connolly. A playful life-affirming show for all the family including the chance to win a prize off Barbara’s table. With her enviable track record of garnering 5 star reviews and sell-out shows, Barbara will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step with this new show about chance and luck.  Age: 14+

8pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 23, 2017
End: September 23, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
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Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £13/£15otd

September 27, 2017

Barton & District Local History Group – Barrow Domestic Architecture

Barrow resident Trevor Millum will be speaking about the village’s domestic architecture

Meetings at  St Mary’s Church Hall, Burgate,  start at 7:30pm, and tea and coffee are available.

Membership of the group is £5 per year, but if you just want to attend a specific talk then it costs £2.50.

Start: September 27, 2017
End: September 27, 2017
Venue: St Mary's Church Hall
Address:
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Barton upon Humber, Burgate, United Kingdom, DN18 5EZ
Cost: See above

Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380

Email: btp@the-ropewalk.co.uk