Monthly Archives: March 2022

Samuel Wilderspin’s Outdoor Classroom – heritage without walls

A Practical Lecture and Exhibition by an Agent of Mr. Wilderspin Esq; Inventor of the Infant & Training Systems of Education.  The forty minutes demonstration commences outside in the Playground with an opportunity afterwards in the Schoolroom for questions about his plans for giving children religious, moral, mental, and physical education.  Free to members of the public.  Formal attire not necessary.

Saturday 10 and Sunday 18 September, 1.30pm

Posted on:29th March 2022

Autumn & Winter Opening

Between November and February the Museum is open at weekends only between 11am and 3pm, with last admission at 2pm.

The Old School Canteen is open as usual Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm.

Spring & summer opening times resume in March 2023.

Posted on:25th March 2022

Christmas Festival Fair

Enjoy the Barton Christmas Festival and pop in to the Museum to browse for Christmas crafts and gifts, meet a Victorian Father Christmas, and warm up with refreshments in The Old School Canteen.

12pm – 4pm

Posted on:25th March 2022

Public Health & Housing in Kingston upon Hull 1830-1914

Afternoon lecture – Peter Claxton looks back at the forces that shaped public housing in Hull.  As the City’s population grew rapidly in the nineteenth century attempts to improve living conditions were controversial.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 2pm

Posted on:25th March 2022

Museums at Night Quiz

Teams of up to six can be booked now – but don’t let that put you off: everyone can be slotted-in if you’re not part of a “ready-made” team.

£2 per person.

Doors open at 6.45pm for heads down at 7pm.

Bar.

Please note – the quiz was originally scheduled for Friday 4 November but has been brought forward to Thursday 3 November.

 

Posted on:25th March 2022

Vere Foster Philanthropist and Benefactor

What are the origins of the school copybook?

Jean Cannon describes how Vere Foster used his vast personal wealth to help emigrants to America and improve educational standards in Victorian Ireland.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 7.30pm

Posted on:25th March 2022

Heritage Open Days – Heritage Without Walls

This year, the heritage festival shifts its focus to the great outdoor spaces in Barton – with guided walks, trails and hidden gems to discover.

Full details will be available in the summer on the Civic Society’s website (bartoncivicsociety.co.uk) and the Heritage Open Days website (heritagelincolnshire.org).

Posted on:25th March 2022

Dr. Mary Murdoch: Suffragist and Social Reformer

An afternoon lecture by Cecile Oxaal who explores the life of Mary Murdoch, a Scottish medical doctor who settled in Hull in 1896 and galvanised the suffrage campaign in Hull and East Yorkshire.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 2pm

Posted on:25th March 2022

Empire & Commonwealth Day Recollections

Share your schooldays memories in the Memory Café, 11am-3pm

Posted on:25th March 2022

The Horse, the Ambulance and the Wagoners’ Special Reserve

Martin Watts, from the Wagoners’ Museum at Sledmere, describes the importance of horses for the army in the First World War, and the role of veterinary hospitals and mobile veterinary units.  Part of the Barton upon Humber Civic Society lecture programme.  Non-members £2

Joseph Wright Hall, 7.30pm

Posted on:25th March 2022