The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire

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The county museum and gallery for Lincolnshire the Collection incorporates the Usher Gallery and the City and County Museum. The museum part of the enterprise is housed in a new, purpose-built building close to the Usher gallery in the city of Lincoln displaying internationally significant treasures from the area, including a 3-by-3-metre Roman mosaic.

Play at The Collection is a new activity centre for younger visitors to play and learn. Bright and engaging there's something for all younger children including toddlers, and a safe play space for babies.

Whether it's dressing up as a princess, a knight or even a dragon and then entering the Step Into a Portrait picture frame, or creating a work of art that might even make it onto the masterpiece wall, PLAY will inspire and delight your children in equal measure.

Eat at The Collection where the improvements to the cafe are striking and Lincoln's premier coffee people, Stokes, are now in residence in a much lighter and brighter cafe where you can relax whilst enjoying the finest in food and drink.

New at The Collection is the exhibition space in the open hall at the centre of the museum that features a changing exhibition of artefacts previously not seen in the museum. The first displays showcase an amazing array of arms and armour including a 16th Century suit of German armour and Samurai swords. The new displays also feature some beautiful fossils.

Whether your child likes dressing as a princess or you like looking at armour from days gone by, the new improvements at the museum are bound to impress and you can plan your next visit over a cup of Lincoln's finest brew.

Venue Type:

Museum, Gallery, Archaeological site

Opening hours

10am to 4pm seven days a week

Last Admission 3.45pm

Closed: Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day

Admission charges

Free

City and County Museum's currently contain over 2,000,000 objects. Any material from official archaeological excavations in Lincolnshire is eventually deposited at the museum so the collections are growing all the time.

The collections are not only important locally, but also regionally, nationally and internationally.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Coins and Medals, Design, Natural Sciences, Weapons and War, World Cultures, Fine Art

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Here's just a taste of what's to come!

BP Portrait Awards

  • 12 September — 13 November 2016

The most prestigious portraiture competition in the world arrives in Lincoln direct from its thirty seventh year at the National Portrait Gallery, London. If you work in portraiture, then you must have heard of this award.

The Collection and Usher Gallery is proud to host the BP Portrait Awards for the second time, this year being the only institution outside of the National Portrait Galleries in London and Scotland to house the collection.

Exhibition organised by the National Portrait Gallery.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

• Adult £5.00
• Concession £4.00
• Child £3.00
• Family Ticket (2 Adults & up to 3 Children) £13.00
• Adult Group (Up to four adults) £15.00

Website

https://thecollectionmuseum.digitickets.co.uk/tickets

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Frances Fyfield

Author Talk: Frances Fyfield

  • 27 August 2016 7-8:30pm

Frances Fyfield is the pseudonym of Frances Hegarty, a lawyer and crime-writer. Born and brought up in Derbyshire, Hegarty was mostly educated in convent schools before reading English at Newcastle University. After graduating, she took a course in criminal law. She worked initially for the Metropolitan Police and later the Crown Prosecution Service. She claims "After a long diet of criminal law, including dangerous dogs, rape, mayhem and much, much murder, the indigestion of pity and fury provoked me to write. I wanted to write romance, but the domestically macabre always got in the way.

She has won several awards, including the Crime Writers' Association Duncan Lawrie Dagger for Blood From Stone in 2008 and the Silver Dagger for Deep Sleep. In addition, her novel, Safer than Houses was nominated for the Duncan Lawrie Dagger in 2006. She also writes psychological thrillers under the name of Frances Hegarty, among them, The Playroom, Half Light and Let's Dance, which was published in 1995.

Her novels have been translated into 14 languages. Several have been adapted for television. Fyfield's Helen West series has twice been adapted for television. Juliet Stevenson played Helen West in Trial by Fire (1999) and Amanda Burton later took on the role in a successful British television series in 2002

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£4 (Available from Lindum Books & The Collection)

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
Lincs to the Past

Lincs to the Past

http://www.lincstothepast.com

Our new website allows you to browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural collections. You can also view exhibitions and learning resources. There are over 500,000 images available on the website including archive documents, maps and photographs.

The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
Danes Terrace
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN2 1LP
England

Website

www.thecollectionmuseum.com

E-mail

General Enquiries

thecollection@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01522 782040

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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