Christmas with Steptoe & Son

Following their hilarious appearance in the spring we were asked to get Hambledon Productions back – so here they are, bringing original Ray Galton and Alan Simpson “Steptoe” sketches including some material “lost” for over fifty years.

For one night only (16 Dec) as part of their current tour.

Give yourself a pre-Christmas treat!  We guarantee a night of good fun.

Go to EVENTS for more details or ring 01652 635172 to book.


Posted on:29th November 2018

Our Winter Opening Hours have started

Our Winter Opening hours start on 1 December and continue until 28 February.  The Museum is open Thursday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm.

The Old School Canteen is open between 10am and 4pm throughout the year.

Posted on:26th November 2018

French Conversation Classes

Twelve weekly classes in French conversation run by a native French teacher, Nathalie Brady, starting on Wednesday 9 January 2019.

Post beginners 1pm – 2.30pm

Intermediate 2.30pm – 4pm

£99 for the twelve week course.

Half term break Wednesday 20 February.  Final session Wednesday 3 April.

For further details , please contact Nathalie Brady on 01652 660719 or email:

Posted on:15th November 2018
raffle tickets

Win an overnight stay in the Lake District in our Christmas Raffle

Tickets for our 2018 Raffle are now on sale in the museum shop and at Euronics, George Street

There are some great prizes including an overnight stay for two people B&B at Yewfield Country Guest House, Lake District (extendable).

Other prizes include afternoon teas, lunches, vouchers, hampers and show tickets

The raffle is to support the Queen Street School Preservation Trust’s further restoration of the former Barton Church School and Primitive Methodist Chapel.


Check out the full prize list:

  • Overnight stay for two people B&B at Yewfield Country Guest House, Lake District  – extendable
  • Sunday Lunch for two at Harrisons award-winning restaurant, Barton
  • Fill your own hamper to £20 at Newton Butchers, Barton
  • Digital radio from Euronics, Barton
  • Planter from The Old Tileworks
  • Cosmetics taster pack from Arbonne
  • £25 voucher from The Old Mill, Barton
  • His and hers Smart t-shirts and MB picture from Listers of Lincoln
  • £5 voucher from Bensons Butchers
  • Beauty voucher from Rachel Atkin, The Spa, High Street, Barton
  • Afternoon tea for two at The Humber Bridge Country Hotel
  • Morning tea & cake for two at The Humber Bridge Country Hotel
  • Basket of fresh fruit/veg from Crisp & Fresh, King Street, Barton
  • Pantomime tickets
  • Steptoe & Son Christmas Show tickets




Posted on:31st October 2018

How to Research Your Family History

Learn how to investigate your family history including school records. This ten week course includes two visits to a Local Studies Library and an Archive Office to delve into the sort of sources you could use to trace your family tree and add context. The tutor will provide weekly help with your investigations and access to supporting literature.
It’s just £60 for the ten weeks course.
TEL (01652) 635172 TO BOOK
Posted on:22nd September 2018

French Kids Clubs

French language classes for children, through arts and crafts, music, stories and films – running throughout term time.

For 8 – 12 year olds on Saturdays between 2pm and 3pm.

£35 for seven weeks

Get in touch if you’re interested in French sessions for 4-7 year olds, or even baby and toddler sessions.

Contact Stephanie on 07927 943489 or

Posted on:22nd September 2018

70 Shades Damper – rescheduled

Following the huge touring success of ’69 Shades of Beige’ MJS Production return with another fast-moving, character swapping, comedy feast.

Tom struggles to balance the demands of his wife who wants a baby, his agent who wants more earnings, and his own dreams of being a comedian.  What could possibly go wrong?

Tickets: £10, concessions £7

(first floor auditorium – at this stage in our development of the venue, we can only manage stair lift access for visitors with restricted mobility)

This performance has been rescheduled and was originally programmed for 11 October.

Posted on:22nd September 2018

Rout Cakes, Riddles and Regency Lovers: Jane Austen’s Emma

Emma Woodhouse may be Austen’s most infuriating heroine, but her doomed attempts at matchmaking take place against a background of fascinating social history. Tutor Judith Hedley looks at the novel itself in detail, but also at contemporary issues such as food, manners, the class system and women’s education – all explored with Austen’s invariable wit and wisdom.

£35 (five sessions)

WEA Course ref C3673637

Enrol online at or call 0300 303 3464

Posted on:20th August 2018

History of not very nice things (B)

Tutor Richard Clarke will present more themes ‘spiced-up’ with some social psychology and, probably, some reference to religious beliefs. The themes for this short course will be: Humiliation/Punishment, Terrorists, Climate Change, Divorce/(Marriage), Fake News/Gossip – there may be some revision of this list before the Autumn. Student participation will be central to the success, or otherwise, of these sessions and the main expectation on students will be to have considered and ‘looked-up’ something on the topic before each session. Personal opinions and recollections will be welcomed.

£35 for five sessions

WEA Course ref C3673638

Enrol online at or call 0300 303 3464
















Posted on:20th August 2018

June joins our Teddy Gallery

Here’s Amelia Rose on her recent visit with “Lucy” her bear learning about the people who worked and studied here – including the sleeping Mr. Wilderspin himself!

Amelia Rose and “June” are now entered in our 2018 prize winning draw with a chance of winning the Mr. Wilderspin bear to add to her collection.

Amelia Rose August 2018

Posted on:18th August 2018