Barton upon Humber Tourism


Barton Arts Festival 2018

Barton Arts Festival 2018 begins in earnest on Friday (June 22) and continues until Sunday, July 1.

From its origins in 1998 it has brought to the town a range of famous names and this year is no exception with highlights including the appearance of Kiki Dee & Carmelo Luggeri at the Joseph Wright Hall on Saturday, June 23, the annual Monday Night at the Movies that this year is playing Laughter in Paradise and folk singer Martin Carthy.

The first weekend also features the Trinity Methodist Flower Festival as well as Open Gardens raising funds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

Throughout the week other events include two shows by Morgan and West including one for all those aged five and over, Snake Davis and John Ellis and theatre with Rhodri Miles in Dylan Thomas: Clown in the Moon and Dyad Productions’ H G Wells:  The Time Machine.

The final events on July 1 are Performance in the Park with The Pantaloons’ The Importance of Being Earnest and Lindsey Chamber Orchestra’s concert featuring a programme of English composers.

Full details of all events taking place during the Festival as well as details of where to buy tickets can be found at



Barton Lions Annual Beer Festival

Complementary Therapies Fair at Water’s Edge Visitor Centre

Water’s Edge Visitor Centre is once again hosting its popular Complementary Therapies Fair on Sunday, May 27 from 10am to 4pm.

Go along to the centre and discover a wide range of alternative and complementary therapies as well as finding out about natural healing and wellbeing and watch demonstrations by qualified practioners.

There is free admission.


The Ropewalk’s Grand Gardening Day – Sunday, May 20

Join us at The Ropewalk for a Grand Gardening Day. Whether you are a novice or have a full set of green fingers there will be something for you.  There’s stalls with professional growers and garden related art, practical garden essential refreshments and talks.

Talks in Ropery Hall start at 10.30am with  Pam Tatum giving ideas and tips on getting the best plant combinations to work for you followed at 11.30am with Gail Summerfield of Westshores Nurseries demonstrating some low tech methods for propagating plants.  Both these talks are free.

At 2pm Nick Hamilton, son of Geoff Hamilton who was the BBC’s Gardeners’ World presenter for many years, will be talking about ‘Must Have Summer Perennials’. He is a garden designer in his own right and owner of Barnsdale Gardens in Rutland. Well-respected throughout the horticultural world after many years of medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show Nick and his team struck Chelsea Gold in 2016 with Barnsdale Gardens – Past, Present and Future.  Admission to his talk is £7.



Dale Mackie: Land – Steel – Sea

Poster_PW_DaleMackieThis free exhibition at Baysgarth House Museum features work by the prize winning Grimsby-based artist Dale Mackie. With specially-created artworks of historic Barton scenes alongside pictures of Scunthorpe Steelworks, Grimsby & Hull Fish Docks and agricultural scenes from 1940s Lincolnshire, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Dale has been an artist for 30 years and is based in Grimsby. He works from historical photographs, rendering the images in his own very unique and colourful way to marry the sense of history with the present. He has won several prizes for his work, making this exhibition one not to miss!

Thursday – Sunday & Bank Holidays        12pm – 4pm

Free Admission

Easter Craft and Gift Fair at Water’s Edge

Come along to the Water’s Edge Visitor Centre over the Easter weekend on Saturday, March 31 and Sunday April 1 for this popular two day event.  Over two floors, there are hundreds of handmade gift ideas for all the family.  An added attraction this year is seeing artisans at work making handmade products.  The Craft and Gift Fair is open on both days between 10am and 4pm and admission is free.

Barton Civic Society Talk – Dr John Ball

Barton upon Humber Civic Society continue their 2018 programme of talks on Friday 16 March at the Joseph Wright Hall.   The talk originally programmed for 16 March at Trinity Methodist Church has had to be cancelled.  Instead, Dr. John Ball will be sharing his personal researches over many years into Barton’s history from the 13th century.  The talk will be held at the Joseph Wright Hall and starts at 7.30pm.

Fiddler on the Roof


Contact Details

Tourist Information
Telephone: 01652 631500

Barton Town Council
Telephone: 01652 633598

Barton-upon-Humber Tourism Partnership
Telephone: 01652 660380