Vere Foster – Philanthropist and Benefactor

Until Sunday 27 August

A small exhibition in the Chatty Café about the educator known for copybooks widely used in schools across the United Kingdom.


Wilderspin’s Marvellous Menagerie

Until Sunday 17 December

Explore the School on safari uncovering unsual links with weird and wonderful creatures, great and small – if you dare!

The trail is free as part of our normal admission fee (adults £5 per person, which is an annual return ticket; under 16s FREE)



Heritage Open Days – Made in Barton

Friday 8 September, 7.30pm

Barton Civic Society invites you to share in the stories of ropemaking and cycle manufacturing in Barton.  Talk strats at 7.30pm.  Non members £4


Heritage Open Days – Local Heroes

Saturday 9 September

10am – 4pm, Free

Barton Civic Society display celebrating the contribution of local talent to our national culture, with guest appearance by Ken Harrison, illustrator of comic book heroes including Desperate Dan.  Part of Creativity Unwrapped festival.


Heritage Open Days – School Life

From Saturday 9 September – January 2024

10am – 4pm (Thursday – Sunday)

Museum admission fee £5 (annual ticket)

Exhibition of memorabilia and mementos of Barton’s Church Schools and schooldays memories – FREE entry on Saturday 9 September as part of Creativity Unwrapped festival.  Check October – March open days on website.


Heritage Open Days – Creativity Unwrapped

Saturday 9 September, 10am – 4pm, free admission

Showcasing the work and talents of amateur artists, crafters and hobbyists with stalls, demonstrations and children’s activities.  Stalls are available to book by phone


Heritage Open Days – Victorian Barton

Sunday 17 September, 2pm

Join Barton Civic Society guides on a ninety minutes walk around historic Barton. (Note change of date and time – previously advertised as Saturday morning 16 September).

Free – booking advised (tel. 01652 635172) or turn up on the day.  meet at Wilderspin for a 2pm start.



Museums at Night Quiz, 7pm, £2

Telephone to book.


Barton Christmas Festival  

Saturday 25 November, 12pm – 4pm, free

Indoor crafts and gift stalls in our indoor Christmas market and all the atmosphere of a Victorian Christmas including Father Christmas in his Victorian grotto.  Stalls are available to book by phone.