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The Ropewalk is housed in a closed rope making factory that was built in 1767 and houses the Waterside Artists Cooperative in this grade 2 listed building.
There is wide range of contemporary art and crafts to see here including one of the areas largest collections of contemporary ceramics.
The building is almost a quarter of a mile long and also houses 12 artists studios , a picture framing service and facilities for the public including a dark room and printmaking studio.
There are three galleries for art displays.
Updated Apr 4, 2011
Address: Maltkiln Road, Barton on Humber, DN18 5JT
Phone: 01652 660380
This old Victorian school had been restored in to a museum school where visitors can experience a school and its teaching methods from the 19th century. There is an array of classrooms ands playgrounds set out as they would have been 150 years ago.
The school was named after Samuel Wilderspoon who founded primary school education in England where schooling was based on play and activity.
Entrance is free and the school is open Thursday to Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00.
Photo to follow.
Updated Oct 30, 2010
Address: Queen Street, Barton on Humber, DN18 5QP
Phone: 01652 635172
A short drive from Barton on the A15 / M180 to Scunthorpe and then on the Kirton Lindsey road (B1398) takes you to Twigmore Woods. This is a large wood with two lakes and pleasant walks through well maintained paths (suitable in places for wheelchairs) and in the late spring and early summer the largest display of rhododendrons I have ever seen.
There is a car park but no catering or toilet facilities but Morrisons and McDonalds are close by.
Written Jun 16, 2010
This nature reserve is built around the abandoned clay pits - hundreds of men had dug clay by hand here for many years until the area was abandoned in the 1950s. With careful reed management the reed beds are now home to bitterns , kingfishers,red-shanks and marsh harriers and a host of other birds. There are also creatures such as water voles and rare sheep.
Walks ranging from 30 minutes to 2 hours are marked out and there are guided walks and other events through the year.
The visitor centre is only open at the weekends and Wednesday afternoons. Toilets here and at Ness End farm.
This is a big reserve and allow several hours to visit.
Reasonably disabled friendly - the paths are generally flat but pushing a wheelchair could be difficult. (Photos to follow)
Updated May 28, 2009
Address: Far Ings Road, Barton, DN18 5RG
Phone: 01652 637055
There is a large car park and toilets at the viewing area for the Humber Bridge and very good views of the Humber and the bridge can be seen from here.
This is the start of the 140 mile Viking Way walk to Leicestershire and the walk starts by following the river bank for some distance and for those who do not want to walk the full route the river bank walk is interesting ( but not suitabale for wheelchairs or push chairs).
Written May 18, 2007
On the Humber bank is a naturalists delight in this free entry attaction. This is an "earth centre" and here you can see at close hand nature at close quarters.
Written May 18, 2007
If you want to explore the area by train from Barton this ticket offers good value. Travel after 09.00 and have unlimited travel in an area bounded by Barton - Cleethorpes - Scunthorpe - Sheffield - Derby - Stoke - Nuneaton - Coventry - Bletchley - Bedford - Leicester - Peterborough - Spalding - Skegness. Plus Sheffield - New Mills , Belper - Matlock.
Any 3 days in 7 - adult £75.30, railcard / child £49.70. 7 days £98.00/ £64.70. (2013 prices)
The first available train is the 09.58 and this does cut the day down considerably but still a good value ticket for the size of the area covered.
Updated Apr 17, 2013
There is a train service to Barton on Humber - it runs to and from Grimsby / Cleethorpes but is a line Northern Rail clearly want to close. A basic two hour service with only Sunday trains in the summer that is occasionally closed for "operational reasons" and a bus substitute replacement provided.
The trains are single carriage rail cars that are comfortable enough but Barton on Humber station is now just a platform with a shelter but at least the trains connect with buses to and from Hull.
This is clearly operated as a poor service in the hope no one will use it and it can be closed.
There is a supporters group ( Friends of the Barton Line) and I have provided a link to their excellent web site.
Updated May 18, 2007