The Victorian Walled Garden is a treat for any garden lover. Originally built in 1817 and restored in 1997, the garden is a nostalgic journey to the heyday of Victorian gardening. The kitchen garden contains a wealth of 19th century fruit and vegetable varieties, many of which are available to buy at harvesting time. Colourful herbaceous borders in the Sunken Garden and naturalised springtime bulbs and rhododendrons in the parkland complete the seasonal interest.
The Ropewalk is a regionally acclaimed centre for the arts that opened in 2000. It houses galleries, Sculpture Garden, the Ropewalk Museum, Ropery Coffee Shop, and Ropery Hall – a venue for live music, theatre and cinema. Previously a rope factory, The Ropewalk quickly achieved regional acclaim with its constantly changing regional and national exhibitions in the four galleries of this Grade II listed building which stretches for a quarter of a mile towards the Humber bank.
The Ropewalk have received their accreditation to ‘Become Cycle Friendly’! Take a cycle friendly visit today. Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire
Welcome to Humber Bridge Garden Centre, a unique lifestyle destination and retail experience in a setting second to none. Sharing the site of the last remaining historical tile works in the UK, this is the place to eat, shop, relax and enjoy spectacular views of the Humber Bridge.
Over the past 17 years, we have sympathetically developed the site into a place to relax and enjoy great food with friends, to get inspiration for home and garden, and to soak up the beautiful natural environment. Come and discover the Artisan Village, Potters workshop, Food Hall and Garden Centre. There’s a stylish coffee shop and restaurant too that includes a south facing terrace all set within 17 acres of stunning rural land on the banks of the River Humber.
Arriving at the Humber Bridge Garden Centre for the first time leaves a lasting impression on everyone who visits.
Humber Bridge Garden Centre have received their accreditation to ‘Become Cycle Friendly’! You can now take a cycle friendly trip to this attraction. Cycling – Visit North Lincolnshire
Explore this Victorian school with unique links to Samuel Wilderspin, one of the founding fathers of modern schooling and pioneer of infant schools across Britain. Explore Wilderspin’s schoolroom and playground of 1845 and the adjoining National School Classroom. Check online for information about our School Visits & Events Programmes with details of school holiday activities. Group tours are available and include refreshments in our coffee shop.
Visit Britain’s largest collection of trolleybuses. Take a nostalgic ride on one and look around the 1950/60s exhibitions and shop window displays. Open selected weekends throughout the year. 11am – 5pm.
The ornate fortified gatehouse of Thornton Abbey is among the finest in Britain. There are remains of monastic buildings and an exhibition on the abbey’s history. Extensive restoration of the crumbling monastery and a new exterior staircase gives visitors easier access to the gatehouse and its haunting passageways and hidden alleys. The abbey offers a fantastic chance to experience history first-hand, and the grounds are a haven for wildlife and the ideal place to get away from it all.
This Grade I listed Jacobean manor house has been occupied by members of the Nelthorpe family since it was built around 1605. Open for 28 days each year, this family-sized gem contains fine portraits and engravings by George Stubbs, the celebrated horse painter, as well as other notable artists. The house also contains some impressive examples of Georgian and Regency furniture, and an extensive collection of objects brought back from the orient. Please see the website for details.
The Ropewalk Museum pays tribute to the history of the rope making factory, Hall’s Barton Ropery, which opened in 1767 and its workers. Housed in the Grade II listed building which stretches a quarter of a mile along the length of Barton Haven, the Museum Corridor contains displays, artefacts and other memorabilia associated with the history of the factory and its workforce. Admission free. Open Monday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sunday and Bank Holidays 10am to 4pm
A Victorian Smithy as it was abandoned many years ago. Exhibition of agricultural tools in a courtyard setting and Village Museum on the first floor.
Open Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from May to September, 2pm to 5pm Other times by appointment.
Discover the history of North Lincolnshire through our fascinating displays of archaeology and local history. Visit the gift shop and under 5’s activity room. Explore two new permanent galleries ‘Jurassic Seas’ and ‘Steel Town’. Keep up to date with events on our website, Facebook and Twitter.