Events Archive

Christmas Opening

The Once Upon a Time exhibition and Old School Canteen are open on Thursdays – Sundays until 22 December.

Once Upon a Time is open between 11am and 3pm.

The coffee shop is open all year between 10am and 4pm.

After Christmas, The Old School Canteen re-opens on Thursday 2 January, the Museum on Saturday 4 January.


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Christmas Cheer

There’s Christmas  cake, mince pies and hot soup – and lots more, in the cosy, warm setting of the Old School Canteen to brighten up your day!

The coffee shop is open Thursday – Sunday 10am – 4pm until Sunday 22nd December.

Posted on:3rd December 2019 20191203 20200229

Barton Christmas Festival

Enjoy our indoor craft and Christmas stalls in the Joseph Wright Hall from 12pm until 4pm, and in the Museum there’ll be mulled wine and mince pies and Barton’s only Victorian Father Christmas, with refreshments in the Old School Canteen.

This year we will stay open for hot drinks from 4pm to 7pm if you’re watching the lantern parade or joining in the carol singing.

PLEASE NOTE THERE WAS AN ERROR IN OUR 2019 EVENTS LEAFLET – which wrongly listed the date of the festival fair as 23 November.  It should have said Saturday 30 November.

Posted on:27th September 2019 20191130 20200229
quiz written on blackboard slate

Museums at Night Quiz

Join us for another autumn quiz.

Register your team of up to six for another evening of brain teasers and fun.

£2 per person

Bar & raffle

7.00pm doors open for a 7.30pm start in the Joseph Wright Hall (ground floor)

Posted on:27th September 2019 20191108 20200229

One Bloody Fang After Another

Celebrate Halloween at Wilderspin this year!

A haunting, paranormal force has gripped the town.  The young Lucy Westenra is taken ill and psychiatrist Dr. Seward calls on his mentor Professor Van Helsing to advise.  The Professor has a perplexing diagnosis – Lucy carries all the symptoms of a vampire’s latest victim.

So begins a frenzied stab at trying to uncloak Count Dracula as the vampire in their midst. Sadly, it gets quite “midsty” in Whitby at times…

Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this physical, riotous comedy. Now, it is truly horrific.

Joseph Wright Hall – The Trust is currently seeking funding to upgrade access in the Hall.  This performance is on the first floor – access is by stairs and stair lift only.  Ground floor toilets with wheelchair access.

£8 / £28 (group of 4).  To book – telephone Hambledon Productions (01472 870935) or call in / telephone the museum on 01652 63517

Posted on:12th September 2019 20191030 20200229