Little Green Fingers

Drop-in fun for young, budding gardeners in partnership with Barton Allotment Society to create something to enter in this year’s Annual Horticultural Show (on 10th August) – each Thursday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm throughout the summer holiday, starting on the 25th July.


Also – Weekly led- sessions on Thursdays at 2pm from 25th July.

Tel (01652) 635172 for more details and to book.

Posted on:22nd July 2019

Old Masters – Remastered – 11am opening on Friday 5 July

We hope you’ll understand …

The exhibition room is in use for a pre-booked Yoga session.

The Old Masters – Remastered exhibition will open at 11am.

Some paintings are on display in the central lobby, and the Samuel Wilderspin portraits are on display in the Wilderspin School Museum.

The Old School Canteen coffee shop is open in the Museum also.

Posted on:2nd July 2019

Barton Arts 2019 back at Wilderspin

The festival has started and we’ll be hosting a number of events:

Old Masters – Remastered!

Infant Schools 200 ~ Samuel Wilderspin Portrait Competition

Arts Trail with Morris Dancing, Barton Ukes and Bhangra

Graham Saunders lecture

Check the Barton Arts website for full details and ticketing information:

Posted on:27th 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

Barrow on Humber Wheelbarrow Festival

Visit our wheelbarrow celebrating Samuel Wilderspin’s part in England’s first Infant School two hundred years ago.

We’ll be on Barton Street/North Street at DN19 7AP near John Harrison Primary School between 11am and 4pm each day.

Programmes are £2.50 and are available at the Market Place.


Posted on:26th May 2019

A Night at the Barton Oscars (Who Nicked it?)

Join the South Bank Players and meet the stars of stage and screen as they bring you an evening of entertainment and intrigue. Pit your wits against the rest of the audience as you try to work out ‘Who Nicked It?’ aka A Night at the Barton Oscars. Maybe you’ll even be able to take away your own Oscar award?

All tickets£5

Available from the Wilderspin School Museum or via the group’s website at

Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm show start.

All enquiries please call or text: 07879 777267 or email via the contact page on the website.

Posted on:26th May 2019

French Conversation Classes NEW DATES

Thirteen weekly classes in French conversation run by a native French teacher, Nathalie Brady, starting on Wednesday 11 September.

Wed 11th September to Wed 12th December 2019 (Half term break on Wed 23rd October)

Post beginners 1pm – 2.30pm;  Intermediate 2.30pm – 4pm
£110.50.for the thirteen week course.


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

Posted on:23rd April 2019

Springtime Changes

We’ve been working on the first part of our spring changes. The entrance and shop has changed to make the  space as welcoming as possible, and flexible too so we can use it for a variety of things.

You’ll notice we have reduced the size of the Shop to concentrate on better selling items, and we’ll shortly be introducing a family sitting area to try out toys and enjoy refreshments.

The spring flowers are adding a fantastic array of colour thanks tot he ongoing work of our gardening volunteers.

Posted on:21st April 2019

Tommy Cooper tribute continues our 2019 Events

Our spring & summer events programme is under way and continues with the welcome return of Hambledon Productions’ award winning tribute to the comic genius, Tommy Cooper.  Just Like That has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe and their one night only appearance in Barton is part of a UK tour.  Just Like That is on 24 April.

Posted on:1st April 2019