Pedalling to Pickwell

Our volunteers will be “cycling” from Barton to Pickwell in Leicestershire, a distance of some 90 miles, to raise funds for further upgrading work in the Joseph Wright Hall, formerly a Victorian Primitive Methodist Chapel.

The Queen Street chapel ceased to be used by the Methodists on Easter Day 1961. The organ, by Forster & Andrews of Hull, was dismantled and sold to Immingham Anglican Church; it is now in the parish church at Pickwell, Leicestershire.

Funds raised from the “ride” will help towards lighting improvements for the Hall’s auditorium.

You can sponsor us online via Facebook’s Go Fund Me here: or sign a sponsorship form at the Museum.




Pop in throughout the day on the 6th July to see how we’re doing and lend us your support.  Admission is free to see the “cyclists” and buy refreshments in our pop-up café and there’ll be a chance to hear about plans for further refurbishment the Hall.

The Museum is open too – admission is £5 (Adult Annual Ticket), children FREE.

Inclusive guided tours are running today at 11am and 1.30pm  included in the admission fee – we ask visitors to pre book if possible (Tel. 01652 635172)

Please share the Go Fund Me link with friends and family, or encourage them to sign our sponsorship form at Reception (Thursdays – Saturdays, 11am – 3pm) to help us reach our goal!


Left:      The Chapel organ built by Forster & Andrews of Hull.

Centre: The fluorescent strip lights we want to replace are old, costly to run and not ecofriendly.

Right:    Lights, Action! We’ve modified the platform stage, got theatrical lighting and new seats – but the ceiling lights need replacing.


Posted on: 25th June 2024