Barton’s Hidden History – Family Activity Walk

 Saturday 22 April, 10am-12.30pm, FREE – starting at the Wilderspin National School Museum

Wondering what to do with the children this Easter holiday? Maybe you’re just a little bored yourself and you’re looking for something interesting and a little bit different to do with the family?

Janet WrightHow about uncovering Barton’s hidden history with the help of some fun, games and stories in the town’s best-known historic buildings on Saturday, April 22? From exciting Victorian playtimes at the Wilderspin National School Museum to dangerous tales of Hall’s Barton Ropery, there’s a lot to interest children and adults of all ages. The free walk starts from the Wilderspin National School Museum on Saturday, April 22 at 10 am and should last between two to two and a half hours including a snack and a drink at the end.

Buildings with Stories

Children and adults alike will see the town’s historic buildings in an exciting new light while learning all about the town’s heritage with the help of historical characters, a secret garden and short stories to bring the past to life. Meanwhile, grown-ups will get a new perspective on the town’s past, as well as a look at how to use the ground-breaking new Hidden Histories smartphone app.


Look out for a confused porter, a stern Victorian matron and a nostalgic gardener on the way, all there to give you a taste of what the town was like many years ago through stories, costumes, walks and activities.

This will be a great opportunity for the whole family to get out, enjoy the fresh air and have a lot of fun while learning the history of Barton. The walk starts at the Wilderspin National School and ends at The Ropewalk.  There are surprises at each of the six buildings where we stop. All you need is good footwear and an appetite for adventure.

Feel free to turn up on the day, but remember booking is advisable. Just telephone (01652) 635172.


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.