Barton’s Baysgarth House re-opens with summer fun for the whole family

Tourism, Museums and The Arts
14:06, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022

Visitors to Barton-upon-Humber can enjoy two special exhibitions when Baysgarth House re-opens over the summer months.

The first exhibition opens on 2 July 2022 and celebrates the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, using rarely seen photographs from North Lincolnshire Museums Image Archive.

Her Majesty has been a frequent visitor to Scunthorpe and North Lincolnshire during her remarkable reign, making visits in 1958, 1974, 1981 and perhaps most memorably, during her 2002 Golden Jubilee tour.

Through the second exhibition, curated by the Better Barrow Community Project, visitors can explore the fascinating life of one of North Lincolnshire’s most famous sons, John Harrison.

A figure of immense scientific importance, Harrison’s greatest achievement was the invention of the marine chronometer, revolutionising navigation and sea travel in the 18th century.

Photograph of Baysgarth House

The Grade II listed Baysgarth House is open on weekends in July and August 2022.

The Georgian Room will also be open, and families can take part in free craft activities, as well as enjoying a bite to eat from The Ropewalk’s pop-up café.

Baysgarth House is open every weekend from 2 July to 28 August 2022, 11am to 3pm on Saturdays and 11am to 2pm on Sundays.

The re-opening of the house coincides with the return of popular, family-friendly performances in the park:

– 3 July: Paradise Lost
– 17 July: Barton Community Band
– 14 August: The Pantaloons Theatre Company presents: War of the Worlds
– 21 August – Illyria Theatre Company presents: Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
– 28 August – Assembleth Theatre presents: The Shodyssey

The theatre performances, which are organised by Barton Tourism Partnership, are free, with donations to enable future performances gratefully received.

Cllr Carl Sherwood, cabinet member, safer, stronger communities: rural, said:

“It is fantastic to see the facilities at Baysgarth Park continue to go from strength to strength and benefitting the whole community.

“Earlier this year £70,000 was invested in a new state-of-the-art outdoor gym, to help local people keep active. The accessible equipment is free to use and can benefit people of all abilities.

Opening of Baysgarth outdoor gym

A state-of-the-art outdoor gym was officially opened in Barton’s Baysgarth Park earlier this year.

“This summer is a great opportunity to explore one of the area’s finest listed buildings, enjoy free live theatre and see the Green Flag award-winning park at its beautiful best.”

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Featured image shows The Queen during her official visit to Scunthorpe on 27 June 1958, courtesy of The North Lincolnshire Museum Image Archive.