All change

While we are rising to the challenge of Covid 19 we have had to change things a little.

Our usual efforts to engage visitors, young and older, to touch, explore and chat has obviously had to be put on hold.  But we are taking the opportunity to revamp displays, try out new ideas and prepare for a relaunch when normal times return.

We’ve re-shaped your visit to focus on the life, work and travels of Samuel Wilderspin in the early 1800s, and the unique place Barton has in this fascinating story.

Other classrooms have been temporarily converted to create safe and interesting spaces for the Old School Canteen coffee shop -with additional seating outside in the Playground.

Things have been arranged to minimise one-to-one personal contact – so there’s a free information sheet to guide you and take home.

Our volunteers are working behind the scenes to re-launch the Museum in 2021 with new displays and a temporary exhibition space.