Steampunk Comes to Barton

If you’ve never experienced a steampunk festival before be sure to try it at the School on Sunday 17 March.

And if you have, you’ll know what’s in store:- drama, spectacle and futuristic costumes.

Hull Steampunk Rebels present Lady Clara’s Steampunk Sitching and Associated Arts in Barton.

Besides tea and parasol duelling there will be craftmakers demonstrating dressmaking, hats, jewellery, foam craft, gadgets, gizmos and more!

Whether you are already Steampunked or just Steam Curious, there will be  something for you!


Posted on:7th February 2019

The Art of Spain

An exploration of Spanish art, from Paleolithic to Picasso, from the Moors to Miro.

venue: Varah Room, Wilderspin School, Queen Street, Barton

Monday afternoons, 1:30-3:30 pm for ten weeks

Starting Monday, January 28th

Tutor: Dr Mo Ille

Fees: full course £50; pay-per-session £6

Booking and more details:

(01724) 733067



Posted on:17th January 2019

A “Taste of Excellence”

The Old School Canteen coffee shop has been 

The Taste of Excellence Award run by the Lincolnshire Life magazine received 75,000 nominations  from all  across the county.  These included 1,700 coffee shops, cafes, and restaurants right across the board.  So it is a wonderful achievement for the Old School Canteen to reach the shortlist of just 13!

Posted on:17th January 2019
children having lesson in Victorian Schoolroom

Would you like to join our Education Team?

Due to increased demand from schools we require more Education Assistants to deliver “off the shelf” sessions to visiting school groups.  Teaching experience is helpful but not essential – what’s needed is self-confidence and enthusiasm!  Full training and induction is, of course, provided.  It’s very fulfilling and there’s a little remuneration too.

Please get in touch if you might be interested and we can give you more details.


tel: (01652) 635172

Posted on:20th December 2018

Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Our last open day in 2018 will be Sunday 23 December.

We will reopen in 2019 on Thursday 3 January.

Our staff and volunteers wish all our supporters and visitors a very Happy Christmas!

Posted on:16th December 2018

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.
7pm – 9pm.
It’s just £60 for the ten weeks course.
TEL (01652) 635172 TO BOOK
Posted on:22nd September 2018