Wilderspin Events

The Barton Bunker

Over a thousand visitors experienced our first public opening of the Second World War air raid shelter on Fleetgate last year.

In partnership with The Options Group at Applegate House the shelter will be open during Heritage Open Days 2019:


Saturday 14 September, open to view 12pm -3pm – no need to book

Sunday 15 September, guided tours on the hour and half hour, 1pm – 3pm – booking required

Wednesday 18 September, open to view, 1.30pm – 4.30pm – no need to book

Sunday 21 September, guided tours on the hour and half hour, 1pm – 3pm – booking required

Saturday 22, open to view, 12pm -3pm – no need to book

Admission is free but donations will be used for restoration of the shelter and its interpretation.

Telephone 01652 635172 to book for the guided tours on 15 and 21 September.

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Old Masters – Remastered!

Another chance chance to see some 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

Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 September as part of Heritage Open Days


Note – the paintings are displayed in the first floor Chapel which is accessible only by stairs and stair lift.  There are also steps in the Chapel. (The Trust is trying to raise funds for installation of a lift in this historic building)

Wheelchair accessible toilets are available on the ground floor.



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Safeguarding Barton’s Heritage 1969 – 2019

An exhibition by Barton Civic Society, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, in partnership with Barton Camera Club, tracing changes in the town over five decades and examining projects that involved the Civic Society.

The exhibiton ca be seen in the Joseph Wright Hall on Thursdays – Sundays between 13 – 15 and 19 – 22 September, 10am – 4pm.  Admission is free.


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One Bloody Fang After Another

Celebrate Halloween at Wilderspin this year!

A haunting, paranormal force has gripped the town.  The young Lucy Westenra is taken ill and psychiatrist Dr. Seward calls on his mentor Professor Van Helsing to advise.  The Professor has a perplexing diagnosis – Lucy carries all the symptoms of a vampire’s latest victim.

So begins a frenzied stab at trying to uncloak Count Dracula as the vampire in their midst. Sadly, it gets quite “midsty” in Whitby at times…

Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in this physical, riotous comedy. Now, it is truly horrific.

Joseph Wright Hall – The Trust is currently seeking funding to upgrade access in the Hall.  This performance is on the first floor – access is by stairs and stair lift only.  Ground floor toilets with wheelchair access.

£8 / £28 (group of 4).  To book – telephone Hambledon Productions (01472 870935) or call in / telephone the museum on 01652 63517

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