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The Collection / Usher Gallery

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Address: 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
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+44 1522 782040

Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together...

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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excellent access to both museums for wheelchair users, but uphill steepish hill if in manual or power chair.

excellent access, all around actual buildings, there is a car park opposite usher gallery, but disabled spaces on a slight slope. worth a visit, great cafe with great food though... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

excellent access, all around actual buildings, there is a car park opposite usher gallery, but disabled spaces on a slight slope. worth a visit, great cafe with great food though a bit tight for power chair. disabled toilet size ok, but possibly issue for vision impaired as doors not very clearly marked and blends in with the space.

Thank Haloabletec
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was brilliant to see the original John Carmichael oil painting of Lincoln Cathedral from the Brayford. I've had the print for years and specifically went to see this original artwork. Also liked the works by LS Lowry with the cathedral on the horizon and artwork by Lincolnshire artists Peter De Wint and William Logsdail. Beautiful ceramics, enamels, glass and... More 

Thank Sally G
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy to miss this gallery/museum but seek it out lots for the kids and adults alike ,marvellous paintings interesting artefacts with a cafe as well, great and all free,bargain .

Thank bully b b
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Collection / Gallery is well worth a visit. Not large but full of Interesting exhibitions and artwork. Children will like the interactive elements.

Thank kenB1993
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled across this museum and gallery by accident as you would miss it very easily. So glad we did. Brilliant exhibitions about the local history and landscape of Lincoln. Deffo worth spending a morning wondering around this place!

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Hidden away in the centre of Lincoln is this little explored area and this museum which although not massive is not to be missed especially as it is free. There is also a cafe and toilets to complete the experience! Yay!

Thank nb888
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

excellent places to visit lots of history and art, good cafes on site, lots of interactive things for kids to get involved in and staff wonderful, the kids will be amused if they get involved

Thank oldertripper281
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Good little museum in an area that requires exploring. Never over busy and has a number of notable items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

It is a bit late now as we visited on the last day of the exhibition. As has been pointed out, entrance to the Gallery is normally free but for the 'BP' portraits it was £5, and £4 for seniors - no problems with that. I fully admit to being a cultural philistine and heathen and obviously lack the sophistication,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Visited this attraction quite by chance and joined a guided tour of the exhibits. Very interesting and well informed guide. So much history in such a small area, very well laid out and some excellent exhibits. Don't miss visiting also the excellent restaurant, great coffee and delicious soup all well presented and reasonable prices. Good gift shop too. The only... More 

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