Wilderspin Events

John French lighting gas lights in Wilderspin. room

Barton Christmas Festival

We are preparing for the Barton Christmas Festival on Saturday 24 November and our Dickensian Christmas (from 29 November) so the Wilderspin Infants Schoolroom will be getting a seasonal facelift which will change its historical authenticity!  If you were planning to visit Samuel Wilderspin’s Model Infant Schoolroom we would advise you to visit another time – it will be back to “normal” from Thursday 20 December.

But come along also to our Victorian Christmas Fair on 24 November between 11am and 4pm featuring an indoor Christmas Market, seasonal refreshments in the Old School Canteen and Barton’s only truly Victorian Father Christmas in his Gallery Grotto!

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Dickensian Christmas

Experience Christmas as it would have felt when Charles Dickens was writing A Christmas Carol.   11am – 3pm  £5/£2.50.

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Snow White & the Six and a Half Dwarfs

A new pantomime by the resident South Bank Players to put you in the Christmas spirit!  7.30pm, Joseph Wright Hall

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Christmas with Steptoe & Son

Christmas simply wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation’s favourite rag-and-bone-men and indulge in some classic, festive misadventures! Tickets £8 and £5.  Booking advisable.


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