Heritage Open Days Events Part 2: Walks and Talks

P3 Far IngsThey say you shouldn’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk. Well when it comes to Barton’s Heritage Open Days, we can do plenty of both, and we do it with style. Come along to any of our six walks and talks to see what we mean.

Guided tours and open building – St Peter’s Church – Sunday September 10, 10am – 3pm with guided tours at 10am, 12 noon, and 2pm

St Peter’s is one of the most historically important churches in England. Its Anglo-Saxon tower, and medieval nave and chancel are archaeological and architectural treasures and they are open to the public for free for one day only by kind permission of English Heritage.  Guides will be on hand to help visitors learn more about the historic church and there is an exhibition of medieval life.

 Guided nature walk – Far Ings National Nature Reserve – Thursday September 7, 11am – 12.45pm

A place of serenity given over to nature, where once there was an abandoned industrial waste, Far Ings nature reserve is a popular stop off for migrating birds as well as a nesting site that has seen fledgling Bitterns and Marsh Harriers only this year. Come along on Thursday morning to learn about the nature and nurture of the landscape.

 Hidden Histories Family Trail – Wilderspin National School Museum – Saturday September 9, 10am & 11am

Ever fancied travelling through time? The Hidden Histories Trail will let you take a step into Barton’s past to meet our ancestors and search for relics of the town’s history all while learning the hidden histories of some of the town’s most interesting buildings. When you’re finished, download the app and go all Dr Who whenever you want.

Guided tours and free children’s quiz – The Ropewalk – Saturday September 9, 10.30am and 2.30pm

The Ropewalk is one of the most extraordinary buildings around. At a quarter of a mile long and only a few dozen yards wide, the rope making factory turned arts centre certainly looks unlike any other building you are likely to see. Get to know the history of this strange place, from its beginnings in the 18th century today with guided tours and quizzes to keep the little ones entertained.

 Train up a Child lectures – Wilderspin National School Museum – Saturday September 9, 11.30am – 2.30pm (half hour intervals)

Learn how to set your precious young boys and girls on the path to becoming clever, respectful ladies and gentlemen using Samuel Wilderspin’s ground breaking new method.

With the young Queen Victoria on the throne and the British Empire encircling the globe, Wilderspin believed that every British youngster, rich or poor, ought to be well educated and he saw to it with the aid of his lectures among many other efforts.

Guided tours – Tyrwhitt Hall – September 10, 2 – 4pm

Tyrwhitt Hall is a shining gem in Barton’s medieval crown. A timber framed great hall restored by the late, great Philip Pape, it is open to the public for one day only with no entrance fee. The hall will be hosting two guided tours at 2 and 3pm, which are expected to fill up quickly, so book soon.

With less than a week to go until the Heritage Open Days, we are getting everything ready and looking forward to seeing you there. Don’t forget to check the relevant pages for more information and to ring up and book where necessary on the numbers below.

Don’t forget to check the relevant pages for more information and to ring up and book where necessary on the numbers below.


Hidden History

Hidden History tells of Barton upon Humber's fascinating history through a collection of media including original and authentic photographs, video clips, narration and text.