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The Collection

Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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Interesting Archaeological Display of Lincolnshire History!

"The Collection" is a small-ish general purpose museum in Lincoln, but focuses mostly on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Thomas M
Offenbach, Germany
Early history of Lincolnshire

An excellent museum which should not be missed, a very short walk from the City centre. Plenty to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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Reviewed 5 days ago

"The Collection" is a small-ish general purpose museum in Lincoln, but focuses mostly on the archaeological history of Lincolnshire from the stone age through Roman times and the Middle Ages. Next to that you will find a single room devoted to changing modern arts exhibits....More

Thank Thomas M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent museum which should not be missed, a very short walk from the City centre. Plenty to interest the children too.

Thank bigalcw
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small museum in the heart of Lincoln that is free and open to the public. It has a great play area and very good cafe with Stokes coffee and teas with Crepes. There are many artifacts from the VIking and Roman periods...More

Thank MO2cats
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of people slate this place as boring and small. Boring yes, if you don't like museums. Small, yes, if you want to spend all day in one place. If you want a good hour or two with insights into Lincolns history, with well informed...More

Thank Terrycossins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The collection is a medium size museum, with stunning art collections with various types of art, ranging from art deco to contemporary realism. Simply Stunning

Thank layla_4616
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 15 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 11 September 2017

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 10 September 2017

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
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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