Events Archive

John French lighting gas lights in Wilderspin. room

Barton Christmas Festival

We are preparing for the Barton Christmas Festival on Saturday 24 November and our Dickensian Christmas (from 29 November) so the Wilderspin Infants Schoolroom will be getting a seasonal facelift which will change its historical authenticity!  If you were planning to visit Samuel Wilderspin’s Model Infant Schoolroom we would advise you to visit another time – it will be back to “normal” from Thursday 20 December.

But come along also to our Victorian Christmas Fair on 24 November between 11am and 4pm featuring an indoor Christmas Market, seasonal refreshments in the Old School Canteen and Barton’s only truly Victorian Father Christmas in his Gallery Grotto!

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The School in Action

We have local schools visiting and getting a taste of Victorian school life, on Thursday and Friday this week which visitors might like to watch in the Wilderspin Infant Schoolroom and the Victorian Classroom.

Posted on:14th November 2018 20181115 20190216
quiz written on blackboard slate

Tonight is Quiz Night

7.30pm, Joseph Wright Hall (Community Room) Register your team of up to six. £2 per person. Bar and raffle.

There’s still space for more teams!

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children having lesson in Victorian Schoolroom

Victorian Classroom in session

We’ll be hosting a visit from a local today so visitors can watch the Victorian Classroom in action in the morning, and the Wilderspin Schoolroom in the afternoon.

Posted on:7th November 2018 20181108 20190216

70 Shades Damper – rescheduled

Following the huge touring success of ’69 Shades of Beige’ MJS Production return with another fast-moving, character swapping, comedy feast.

Tom struggles to balance the demands of his wife who wants a baby, his agent who wants more earnings, and his own dreams of being a comedian.  What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets: £10, concessions £7

(first floor auditorium – at this stage in our development of the venue, we can only manage stair lift access for visitors with restricted mobility)

This performance has been rescheduled and was originally programmed for 11 October.

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