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

Printing Workshop

A drop-in session for young people to learn traditional printing techniques.

This is part of the “learning” theme of this year’s Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days to offer a number of opportunities for trying new things and learning new skills.

10am – 1pm

In the museum’s Joseph Wright Hall (ground floor with wheelchair access)



Posted on:12th September 2019

Sunday School

We are gathering memories of Sunday School as part of our plans to restore the former Primitive Methodist Chapel (1867) which was also the Salvation Army’s Citadel between 1961 and 2016.

The original ground-floor Sunday School room is now a multi-purpose community space  and the remnants of the Chapel can be see on the first floor.

We’d like to hear about your memories of Sunday School – here or elsewhere to add to our story of education.

10am -4pm


First floor access by stairs or stair lift only.



Posted on:12th September 2019

The Gong Space

As part of the “learning” theme of this year’s Lincolnshire Heritage Open Days a number of opportunities for trying new things and learning new skills have been incorporate into the festival programme.

This is a chance to try out the therapeutic effects of sound and vibration which can help health and well being.



Booking is essential on (01652) 660380


Posted on:12th September 2019

Tales of a Barton Lad

Local author and after-dinner speaker, Mervin Dove, relates humorous and honest tales of his schooldays.

This informal talk is in the Reminiscence Classroom adjacent to the Old School Canteen coffee shop and will take around one hour.

2pm                 Booking not required




Posted on:12th September 2019

Barton Civic Society 1969-2019 – Waters’ Edge

Waters’ Edge Country Park was created from reclaimed industrial land which had become one of the most toxic sites in Europe.  Landscape historian Richard Clarke traces the story of the site and the clean-up challenge inherited by North Lincolnshire Council – an issue closely monitored by the Civic Society in the 1990s.  The talk is part of the Society’s ongoing celebration of its fiftieth anniversary, and takes pace in the Joseph Wright Hall starting at 7.30pm

Non-members are welcome (£2).  Ground floor with wheelchair accessible toilet.


Posted on:12th September 2019
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Safeguarding Barton’s Heritage 1969 – 2019

An exhibition by Barton Civic Society, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, in partnership with Barton Camera Club, tracing changes in the town over five decades and examining projects that involved the Civic Society.

The exhibiton ca be seen in the Joseph Wright Hall on Thursdays – Sundays between 13 – 15 and 19 – 22 September, 10am – 4pm.  Admission is free.


Posted on:12th September 2019

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