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.
Museum, Gallery, Archaeological site
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
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.
Archaeology, Architecture, Coins and Medals, Design, Natural Sciences, Weapons and War, World Cultures, Fine Art
Lincs to the Past
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.