Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace - English Heritage

Lincoln Medieval Bishops' Palace - English Heritage
Minster Yard



Site Supervisor

Visitor Operations Manager


01522 527468

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An exterior shot of Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace
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Built in the late 12th century, the palace was one of the most important buildings in England. Its architecture and scale reflect the enormous wealth and power of the medieval bishops as princes of the church.

Venue Type:

Heritage site, Historic house or home, Sacred space

Opening hours

1-31 Oct Thu-Mon 10am-5pm, 1 Nov-31 Mar Sat-Sun 10am-4pm, Closed 24-26 Dec & 1 Jan

Admission charges



  • Historic Scotland
  • English Heritage
  • Cadw: Welsh Historic Monuments

Additional info

Visual display of the palace for people with walking disabilities.

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The Power of the Medieval Church Discovery Visit

How did the Bishops of the Palace live, work and wield their power and influence? What did all this mean to ordinary folk? Find the answers on this interactive tour of the Palace.
Duration: 1 hour
Key Stage: 2, 3, History

How to obtain

Call 01604 735440 to arrange a 1 hour tour on weekdays during term time. Price £75 per group of up to 30 pupils. Visit for more information.