School’s Out – Summer Fun for Kids

We’ve been having fun creating Mr. Wilderspin’s Playground in miniature – in a wheelbarrow!

Children aged 5-13 can explore Mr. Wilderspin’s Garden then make something for their own garden to take home – and enter something in this year’s Barton Annual Horticultural Show on 10 August at Trinity Church.

These led sessions are every Thursday from 25 July, between 2pm and 3pm.

£4 per single session or £3.50 per multiple sessions.

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Tel (01652) 635172 to book.




Pretty Pleasing Plants

Thursdays 25 July & 15 August, 2 – 3pm, please book

Use plants to make something for your own garden and take home a plant to care for at home


Birds and Bugs

Thursdays 1 & 22 August, 2 – 3pm, please book

Choose something to make for you own garden to look after the birds and insects


Mini Gardening

Thursdays 8 & 29 August, 2 – 3pm, please book

Make a miniature garden and take home a miniature plant

Posted on:22nd July 2019

Little Green Fingers

Drop-in fun for young, budding gardeners in partnership with Barton Allotment Society to create something to enter in this year’s Annual Horticultural Show (on 10th August) – each Thursday – Sunday between 11am – 3pm throughout the summer holiday, starting on the 25th July.


Also – Weekly led- sessions on Thursdays at 2pm from 25th July.

Tel (01652) 635172 for more details and to book.

Posted on:22nd July 2019

Folklincs Concert

Singers from Barton, Goxhill, Barrow and East Halton perform as part of Barton Arts 2019.

6pm in the Joseph Wright Hall (first floor – restricted access).

£5 (children free) for tickets and more details

Posted on:29th June 2019

Folklincs Workshops

Part of Barton Arts 2019, this is a free session to learn a song or tune on the penny whistle, and talk “folk” with members of the group,  between 3.30 and 4.30pm.

Posted on:29th June 2019

Annual Graham Saunders Lecture

Part of the Barton Arts 2019 programme, Graham will be choosing discs for a desert island in the Varah Room fully accessible).


£5  Check for more details and booking

Posted on:29th June 2019

Bhangra Workshop

As part of Barton Arts 2019 Arts Trail we’re hosting a one hour bhangra workshop to join in or watch, in the sunny Wilderspin Playground, at 3pm today.

Posted on:29th June 2019

Barton Ukes

Barton’s own ukulele ensemble perform in the Playground as part of Barton Arts 2019 Art Trail at 2pm.

Full Barton Arts programme at

Posted on:29th 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

Appleby 1940s Festival

Try our Anderson Shelter and see what life on the Home Front was like – and find out about our Wartime Schooldays programme for schools visiting the Wilderspin National School.

A nostalgic, family day in the Lincolnshire countryside.

Tickets and more information online at

Posted on:26th May 2019