Barton Arts Festival

This year’s Barton Arts Festival, due to be held at the end of June, has been cancelled so the whole programme has been moved to 2021 but, sadly, without Tim Brooke-Taylor who has sadly passed.

These events, due to be held at the Wilderspin School Museum, will be rescheduled for next year:

Lincolnshire Life Art Exhibition

Ted Lewis Jazz Celebration

The Graham Saunders Lecture – Desert Island Discs Take 2

An American in Paris

Posted on:5th June 2020

Events at Wilderspin

All our events, and those of other organisations, which were scheduled to take place at the Wilderspin School Museum have been cancelled until the situation is clearer with respect to safe operation of activities and social distancing.

Posted on:21st May 2020

Needle felting workshops – Easter Chicks

The session has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation.

Conatct Crafted by Snorky for details of rescheduling.

07976 848359

Posted on:13th March 2020

Scunthorpe Samaritans

Sorry – this talk has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.

Posted on:21st February 2020

Dr Mary Murdoch: Suffragist and Social Reformer

Sorry – this talk has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.

Posted on:21st February 2020

Wildlife & Wetland

Regrettably, due to the prevailing health precautions, this talk has had to be cancelled.

We hope to reschedule it in the future. 


Posted on:21st February 2020

Steampunk @ Wilderspin

Hull Steampunk Rebels return to the unique backdrop of this unique school in the centre of historic Barton.  What a spectacle last time!  The School was buzzing and this time will be even better with Steampunk makers and traders of costume, gadgets and jewellery.  Check out Steampunk board games and watch shows of parasol duelling and combat waltzing.

Bring your own vehicle for the Tea Pot Racer Grand Prix or clothes , hats and accessories you’ve made from repurposed materials to enter in the Upcycle Fashion Show.

Whether you’re a seasoned Steampunk enthusiast or just Steampunk curious – come along and see what it’s all about – we’ll have plenty of seating for you to sit and watch the show.  Refreshments on sale throughout the day in the Old School Canteen.

10am – 4pm – and admission is free!

Photo: Mick’s Photographs @ Portraits41150

Posted on:18th February 2020

Alice in Wonderland

ALICE IN WONDERLAND by Friends At Barton has had to be cancelled due to the prevailing circumstances.

BUT the GOOD NEWS is – it will be re-scheduled when things return to normal so tickets can be transferred or refunded.

Thank you to supporters who have kindly donated some or all of their purchase to the Queen Street School Preservation Trust as a contribution towards restoration of the former chapel.

The Museum is now closed so if you need a REFUND please give us a call or email to set things in motion – we cannot guarantee there will be staff to help you if you just drop in.

(01652) 635172 or

Posted on:19th January 2020

Sewing Workshops for Young People – Keyrings or Badges

Saturday sewing fun for young people aged 6-9 and 10+

9.30am – 12.30pm: 6-9 year olds

1pm – 4pm: aged 10+


£10 per child (discount for multiple bookings for the same child)

Booking essential:


Facebook: Janinespinsandneedles

Posted on:11th December 2019

Sewing Workshops for Young People – Patchwork Coasters

Sorry – this event has been cancelled and will be re-scheduled.

Posted on:11th December 2019