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Lincoln - Things to do - Museums & Galleries


The Museum of Lincolnshire Life on Burton Road in Lincoln tells its visitors of the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. One of the surviving First World War tanks made in the city, Flirt, is amongst the artefacts.  Admission is free.


The Collection in Lincoln opened in 2005 to bring together the award-winning archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in a £12.5m development. The museum is particularly appealing for younger visitors while the Usher Gallery holds a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts and stages temporary exhibitions supported by the Arts Council.

Both museums are open almost every day of the year from 10am to 4pm.


The Medieval and the Wren Libraries are hidden above Lincoln Cathedral’s cloisters. They contain an extraordinary collection of ancient books and manuscripts. The Medieval Library has a small exhibition on display which changes on a regular basis.  Access to books and guided tours must be pre-booked.


Harding House Gallery is run by a co-operative of 11 artists to showcase contemporary arts and crafts. Housed in a beautiful 15th-century timbered building within the Cathedral Quarter, there is a Lower Gallery that showcases original work and gifts while the Upper Gallery hosts a vibrant calendar of guest exhibitions.

Lincoln Art Works is an independent art gallery which displays and sells a range of art from photography to prints, cards and gifts. Based in Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter, the gallery hosts a changing collection in the forefront, while the rear of the space is home to changing weekly exhibitions.

The Sam Scorer Gallery is located in the Cathedral Quarter and is home to the Gallery Arts Trust. It is exclusively available for the exhibition of art of a recognised high standard.

The Little Red Gallery comprises four gallery rooms which contain works from a host of artists including up-and-coming talent. It aims to offer prices and styles to suit everyone.

Lincoln Central Library is also in the city’s Cultural Quarter and you’ll find books, DVDs, computer access as well as a variety of exhibitions to cater for all ages and interests