Barton upon Humber Tourism

Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

August 24, 2017

Classroom Craft for Kids at Wilderspin National School Museum

Every Thursday during the summer holidays children aged 5-13 can try out one of several crafts their parents or grandparents will recall – at school or in the home.   This is the first of four weekly craft sessions.  Come back each week to try a different craft.

£4 per single session or £3.50 per multiple sessions.  Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.  Tel (01652) 635172 to book.

Thursdays 3, 10, 17 & 24 August, 1pm-3pm

 

Start: August 24, 2017
End: August 24, 2017
Venue: Wilderspin School Museum
Phone: 01652635172
Address:
Queen Street, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5QP
Cost: See above

August 27, 2017

Performance in the Park present the Wizard of Oz

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Let the Storytellers Theatre Company take you on a journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Come along and join Dorothy on her magical journey to the Land of Oz.

This musical story will both fascinate and entertain with colourful song, costume and action.

Start: August 27, 2017
End: August 27, 2017
Venue: Baysgarth Park
Address:
Google Map
Brigg Road, Barton upon Humber, North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Cost: Free

September 3, 2017

Sax on Sunday – Ropery Hall

Special guest for this month’s Sax on Sunday is John Ellis, pianist, singer, composer and producer. Another fabulous musician from Manchester, John has worked with Tom Jones, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lily Allen, John Squire (Stone Roses) and others as well as being a founder member of The Cinematic Orchestra and the original pianist of The Snake Davis Band.
7.30pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 3, 2017 12:00 am
End: September 3, 2017 11:00 pm
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
Google Map
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £13/£15otd

September 7, 2017

Barton Heritage Open Days

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 http://www.champltd.org/

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.

Start: September 7, 2017
End: September 7, 2017
Address:
United Kingdom

Heritage Shorts Film Night at Ropery Hall

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 about the Ropery made in 2000.
7.30pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 7, 2017
End: September 7, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
Google Map
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT

September 8, 2017

Barton Heritage Open Days

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.

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 http://www.champltd.org/

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.

Start: September 8, 2017
End: September 8, 2017
Address:
United Kingdom

September 9, 2017

Barton Carnival

The two day event promises to be a great weekend for families and will feature entertainment including traditional Fun fair, Bouncy castles, performances by The Black Eagles acrobatic team and Granny Turismo as well as dance shows by Rushbys Dance and Fitness and much more. For more details go to https://www.facebook.com/bartoncarnival

Start: September 9, 2017
End: September 10, 2017
Venue: Baysgarth Park
Address:
Google Map
Caistor Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 6AH

Barton Heritage Open Days

Barton Library, Providence House

Open for viewing, display

Barton’s Library will be putting on a display about the colourful history of Providence House, the building that houses it. The building has been a home for a family of philanthropists, a refuge for orphans after the war and a scene for the grisliest of deaths. Now, the library is a great place to learn about history, and this weekend is no exception.

9am – 1pm

Hidden Histories Family Trail

This free guided walk for families is designed to take people back in time and make them feel part of Barton’s history with the help of the town’s new Hidden History phone app, not to mention historical characters, a secret garden and short stories that bring the past to life.  It starts at the Wilderspin National School Museum and ends at The Ropewalk, lasting about two hours including stops and many surprises. All you need is good footwear, a sense of adventure and a hunger for historic adventures. Avoid disappointment by booking on (01652) 635172.

10am and 11am

The Ropewalk

Guided Tours

Set within a Grade II Listed former ropeworks, this regionally acclaimed arts centre features exhibition galleries, a craft gallery, a coffee shop and The Ropewalk Museum, paying tribute to Hall’s Barton Ropery and its workers.  The tours last approximately one hour.  Children’s self-guided tour is available.  Telephone (01652) 660380 to book.  Admission is free.

10.30am and 2.30pm

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

Train up a Child

Mr. Samuel Wilderspin, infant educator, or one of his esteemed Agents will lecture in the Primitive Methodist Chapel – specially opened for public viewing this weekend.   Mr. Wilderspin’s pioneering teaching methods will be outlined and will be demonstrated in the adjacent National School.

Lectures will take place on one day only – Saturday 9 September, on the half hour between 11.30am and 2.30pm, and last approximately one quarter of an hour.  Admission is free.

11.30am – 2.30pm

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/

12 – 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.

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 9, 2017
End: September 9, 2017
Venue: Wilderspin National School Museum
Phone: 01652635172
Address:
Google Map
Queen Street, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5QP

3hattrio at Ropery Hall

The 3hattrio plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in Utah. They also strive to acknowledge the cultural traditions of generations of people who have worked and lived on the deserts of the American southwest. The subject matter of the songs is often desert oriented, sometimes not. Mostly, they express the desert experientially from a daily-ness of watching light off distant mesas and hearing the way sound plays off sheer sandstone cliffs. Then they play music. They don’t over- do!
8pm

Start: September 9, 2017
End: September 9, 2017
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
Google Map
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £13/£15otd

3hattrio at Ropery Hall

The 3hattrio plays American Desert Music. Their aim is to create a new music which responds to the natural world of their sacred homeland near Zion National Park in Utah. They also strive to acknowledge the cultural traditions of generations of people who have worked and lived on the deserts of the American southwest. The subject matter of the songs is often desert oriented, sometimes not. Mostly, they express the desert experientially from a daily-ness of watching light off distant mesas and hearing the way sound plays off sheer sandstone cliffs. Then they play music. They don’t over- do!
8pm

www.roperyhall.co.uk

Start: September 9, 2017 8:00 pm
End: September 9, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Ropery Hall
Phone: 01652660380
Address:
Google Map
Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT
Cost: £13/£15otd

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