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The Collection

Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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The Collection is a Secret

Such a surprise. The museum is free yet is not stingy in its display of artifacts. Everything and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peshawar, Pakistan
Missed a trick

This a lovely building and has interesting exhibits. Recently though I went to see the artefacts... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincoln's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor centre. The Collection includes a wealth of artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras as well as fine, decorative and contemporary visual arts. Now Open.....Play at The Collection is a free activity centre, bright and engaging; there's lots for younger children to do and a safe play space for babies. There is also plenty for older children to do in the museum including interactives, mosaic making and trails to follow. Enjoy our newly refurbished cafe run by Lincoln's premier tea and coffee specialists, Stokes of Lincoln.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Such a surprise. The museum is free yet is not stingy in its display of artifacts. Everything and anything dug up or found in Linolnshire (or already in the museum's collection) has been displayed and very methodically as well. Children loved the sections dedicated to...More

Thank FDKamal
Reviewed 1 week ago

This a lovely building and has interesting exhibits. Recently though I went to see the artefacts from the Eastern Bypass digs and I felt they missed a trick. There wasn't enough to warrant a visit to this exhibition and I did not think a high...More

Thank LincolnlassLincoln
Reviewed 1 week ago

I attended the talk at Bishop Grosseteste University on Prisoners of Conscience and it was great. I then visited the Collection to see the accompanying display which was brilliant and really thought they went well together. Had a lovely coffee in the café!

1  Thank Chloe H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great small display of interesting and varied objects that complimented the talk fantastically. Really liked the moving letter - very emotive and connected the viewer to the person and his predicament. The clock from Kilmainham Goal and its story was particularly interesting....More

1  Thank Claire H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nicely done museum showing the history of Lincoln. Worth a visit if you are in the area. The cafe here is also excellent!

Thank sarahgreenapple
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prisoners of Conscience in Lincoln Prison 1918-1919 Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10.00-16.00 This exhibition examines both the imprisonment of conscientious objectors during the First World War and the history of a group of Sinn Fein prisoners, including Eamon de Valera, who escaped from Lincoln...More

1  Thank Mel W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you wish to learn about Lincoln and more, with plenty of items and history to view and learn from this is the place. Staff are great friendly and helpful with lots of advice and a good cafe for after.

Thank Gray L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good trip. Most is free to see with a specialised area requiring a small payment of about £5.00. We worth the money and you have 1 x free return for a year. They would do well to let the ticket be transferrable...More

Thank Julian1201
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed going around the displays here and couldn't believe it was free to go in. We also really enjoyed the lunch we had in the cafe downstairs on the day that we arrived, and only found it because we parked in the car...More

Thank Serendipity C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find in the historic part of Lincoln, the museum has a lot to offer for free in the section of Lincoln's heritage through the years. In addition there are other exhibitions to see, currently battles and dynasties - well worth the cost. Ideal...More

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
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Cheeky M
13 July 2015|
Response from Caroline W | Property representative |
The Collection and Usher Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps for easy access. There is seating throughout both buildings and we do have a wheelchair that you could borrow if someone accompanied you... More