Victorian Music Hall Show

Book your pew, plan your costume and you’re ready to savour the variety of another  Victorian music hall show as part of Heritage Open Days 2019.

7.30pm, Joseph Wright Hall, first floor (stair access)

Bar & doors open 6.30pm

Adults £10.  Tel. (01652) 635172 to book – tickets on sale now.

Posted on:29th July 2019

Civic Society trip to Grantham

Join our volunteers and members of the Barton Civic Society, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, on a trip to the Lincolnshire town of Grantham to follow Grantham Civic Society’s Blue Plaque Trail including the Grade 1 listed Old Kings School which Isaac Newton attended.

Everything is within easy walking distance of our coach drop off, and there will be time to explore the shops and sites independently.

Tickets are £20 and can be booked at the Wilderspin National School Museum (01652 635172).

Departure 08.30 from the Wilderspin National School, Queen Street – free car parking available.

Posted on:29th July 2019

Folklincs Concert

Singers from Barton, Goxhill, Barrow and East Halton perform as part of Barton Arts 2019.

6pm in the Joseph Wright Hall (first floor – restricted access).

£5 (children free) for tickets and more details

Posted on:29th June 2019

Folklincs Workshops

Part of Barton Arts 2019, this is a free session to learn a song or tune on the penny whistle, and talk “folk” with members of the group,  between 3.30 and 4.30pm.

Posted on:29th June 2019

Annual Graham Saunders Lecture

Part of the Barton Arts 2019 programme, Graham will be choosing discs for a desert island in the Varah Room fully accessible).


£5  Check for more details and booking

Posted on:29th June 2019

Bhangra Workshop

As part of Barton Arts 2019 Arts Trail we’re hosting a one hour bhangra workshop to join in or watch, in the sunny Wilderspin Playground, at 3pm today.

Posted on:29th June 2019

Barton Ukes

Barton’s own ukulele ensemble perform in the Playground as part of Barton Arts 2019 Art Trail at 2pm.

Full Barton Arts programme at

Posted on:29th June 2019

Samuel Wilderspin Portrait Competition

Infant Schools 200 

Thursday 27 – Sunday 30 June, 10am – 4pm

Continuing our celebration of two hundred years of Infant Schooling in England, members of the North Lincolnshire Art Group display their renditions of J. R. Herbert’s 1847 portrait of the pioneer and promoter of Infant Schools.

Admission is free.

Posted on:27th June 2019

Old Masters – Remastered!

A fabulous exhibition of classic Old Masters, reworked by local artists of the North Lincolnshire Art Groups, combining wonderful painting skills and a walk through the history of Art.

Exhibition open during Museum opening times: 10am – 4pm (except Friday 5 July 11am – 4pm)

Thursday 4 July – Sunday 7 July as part of the Barton Arts festival

Admission is free


Posted on:27th June 2019

Appleby 1940s Festival

Try our Anderson Shelter and see what life on the Home Front was like – and find out about our Wartime Schooldays programme for schools visiting the Wilderspin National School.

A nostalgic, family day in the Lincolnshire countryside.

Tickets and more information online at

Posted on:26th May 2019