Events Archive

Snow White & the Six and a Half Dwarfs

New date added – Thursday 7 September.

A new pantomime by the resident South Bank Players to put you in the Christmas spirit!

Friday 7 September

Saturday 8 September matinee and evening shows

Joseph Wright Hall (first floor auditorium).

Posted on:21st April 2018 20181207 20190422

Dickensian Extravaganza

Experience a flavour of Christmas as it would have felt when Charles Dickens was writing A Christmas Carol.

We’ve shaped his words to create a “novel” interpretation of  some of his great works including Nicholas Nickleby and David Copperfield.  It’s open between 11am and 3pm.

Admission charge: £5 adults; £2.50 children; £12.50 Family Ticket (two adults and two or more children).  No need to book.  Usual museum opening times: Thursdays – Sundays only.

 The Old School Canteen coffee shop is open 10am-4pm as always.


Posted on:21st April 2018 20181206 20190422
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!

Posted on:15th November 2018 20181122 20190422

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 20190422
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!

Posted on:21st April 2018 20181109 20190422