Baysgarth House Museum

Baysgarth House Museum, Barton-upon-Humber: Hours, Address, Baysgarth House Museum Reviews: 4/5

Baysgarth House Museum
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Speciality Museums • Parks • History Museums
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12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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Located in the heart of historic Barton upon Humber, Baysgarth House is the ancestral home of the prominent Nelthorpe family. Set in 30 acres of parkland, this Grade II listed building is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture and the perfect setting for a family day out. With a variety of exhibitions held throughout the year, the museum displays reflect the local significance of the house. Admission is free. Open by appointment for group bookings and school visits. Group visits may carry a small charge – please contact us for more details. The museum aims to allow access for wheelchair users and people with limited mobility wherever possible. Access to the ground floor and outbuildings is available to all. However, due to the historic nature of the building, first floor areas have limited access. Please contact the museum for further information.
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psyc222
Shildon, UK17 contributions
Jan 2020
Well worth a visit. Small but good collection of porcelain and a little archaeology. There is an axe from Langdale which must have traded through Lincolnshire 6000 years ago, possibly for export to the continent. A gorgeous panelled room. Part of a George Stubbs trail as his sponsors, the Nelthorpes lived here. The Nelthorpe portraits by Stubbs are now in Scawby. H lived and studied horses at nearby Horkstow.
Written 12 January 2020
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Patian2014
Barton-upon-Humber, UK273 contributions
Nov 2019
We spent a very pleasant two hours viewing in particular on the first floor which was closed for renovation on our previous visits. There is so much to see of how Barton looked in the early 1900s and particularly what was in our house long prior to when we purchased it.
We could have spent even longer downstairs which we will do on our next visit. There is a great selection of second-hand books on the ground floor donated by others before us.
Written 18 November 2019
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Chrisinkingwood2
Houston, TX5,565 contributions
Oct 2019
I was not able to go inside, they are only open now from Thursday to Sunday which would not work for my trip. The grounds are nice though, the house looks a bit run down on the outside, not nearly as bright as in the photos here; lots of vines growing on the brick and the paint is peeling on windows. But that is always the problem with these old gems, they need constant upkeep and funds are not always there for locally run historic places. There is a lovely garden not far away in the grassy field that had nice roses.
Written 15 October 2019
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Nellie P
North Lincolnshire46 contributions
Jun 2019 • Solo
Baysgarth park itself is stunning, new paths, new garden areas, it really is a gem.
The museum could do with updating especially new displays. When they do put on a new display eg the wedding dresses from local people through the ages, they are really good.
Obviously more volunteers are needed to keep the museum open at weekends. The park has been revamped now its time to do the museum too.
Written 17 June 2019
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Laindonladdie
Essex101 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
Baysgarth House was home to the literary giant Henry Treece and the novelist, graphic artist and jazz musician, Ted Lewis who wrote Get Carter. Treece taught at Baysgarth House as Head of English and wrote some 30 novels, volumes of poetry and criticism. He was one of the first to recognise Dylan Thomas and published one of the first assessments of his work. He published the schoolboy stories of Ted Lewis, introduced his literary agent and mentored the young man. Treece wrote the school song and taught Lewis at Baysgarth House. CHAMP makes only a passing reference to this heritage and ignores requests to do so whereas other local museums have welcomed exhibitions. VERY POOR HERITAGE SERVICE
Written 5 February 2019
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Dear Laindonladdie, Thank you for your feedback; I'm very sorry to hear that your recent visit to Baysgarth was so disappointing for you. The huge remit of this museum telling the story of the house from the Georgian period to the mid -20th Century and of the industrial history of Barton upon Humber means that there are areas of the town's history we are often unable to cover in as much depth as we would like. The presence and significance of Ted Lewis and Henry Treece are both recognised in the Mayor's Parlour, but unfortunately they are not part of the museum's core interpretation strategy. I will raise your complaint with the Trustees of CHAMP and recommend it be reviewed when the organisation has a heritage staffing post in place.
Written 2 March 2019
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Neil M
Barton-upon-Humber, UK69 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
Thoroughly enjoyed a peek around the museum. Some of the building is still under construction, however the displays were varied and interesting for a smaller museum and it was a good insight into local history. Being new to the town, I learnt a great deal. The maps and old photos provided a good opportunity for perusal.
Written 14 August 2017
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Jess R
21 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
A lovely old house set in park land. Has a children's park and lots of grass so good on a warm day. The museum itself took us less than an hour to go around (but upstairs was closed for renovations). Two rooms downstairs host exhibitions that change every couple of months. Some interesting exhibits with local information about old professions in an attached cottage. I wouldn't travel far to see it, but the house, exhibitions and parkland are FREE! So why not if you are close by.
Written 8 July 2017
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traveller1926
Sheffield158 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
Perhaps I was too tired but this is not a museum to go out of your way to visit. The surrounding park is mainly grass and mature trees and a few benches.
Written 24 June 2017
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foodclub2012
6 contributions
Jan 2017 • Family
Came here to learn a bit about local history, I treating features and located near a lovely park so on a summer day a good full day out with the family
Written 12 January 2017
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jandlUk
Chesterfield, UK1,416 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
Museum contained within a listed building in a parkland setting, run as a community project with free entry. The top floor was closed for renovation when we called, but there is also a small Industrial Museum in the old stable block. Quite interesting for a short visit with the surrounding park ideal for kids and picnics.
Written 24 October 2016
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