Another Victorian Music Hall Show

Plans are well advanced for our third variety show in the guise of Victorian music hall.

We have a superb mix of music, comedy and spoken word to surpass previous successes!

There’s still time to plan your costume for a chance of winning a spot prize – or come as you please and watch instead!

Tickets for the show – on Friday 13 September as part of Heritage Open Days 2019 – are now on sale and are only £10 – all seats.


Posted on:29th July 2019

Civic Society visit to Grantham

You are invited to join our volunteers and members of Barton Civic Society on its annual trip – to the Lincolnshire town of Grantham.


  • Grade 1 listed Old Kings School which Isaac Newton attended
  • Historic Market Place, Market Cross and the Old Conduit
  • St Wulfram’s Church and the Trigg Library – maybe the oldest public library in the country.
  • The Angel & Royal Hotel – one of the oldest inns in the country and visited by several kings – and a great place to buy lunch
  • Grantham Museum with displays about Margaret Thatcher, Isaac Newton and special exhibitions including one about the Dambusters raids

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 8.30am from the Wilderspin National School, Queen Street – free car parking available.  Return by 5.30pm.

Posted on:29th 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