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. There is a nice café here and lots of information about the nature in the area.
Outside wooden walkways meander through grassland next to the ponds where you can see an ever changing array of birds and wild life.
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.
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.
Westfield Lakes Far-Ings Raod, Barton Upon Humber,
Good for: Solo
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.
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.
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