Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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The museum of Lincolnshire Life is the largest and most diverse community museum in the county. Just five minutes walk from Lincoln Castle, the museum reflects the culture of the people of Lincolnshire.
Be inspired to discover more about the rich heritage of Lincolnshire and gain an insight into local culture today. Displays include life in Victorian Times, agriculture and industry and transport, for example our wonderful collection of steam and oil engines. The museum is also home to the Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Galleries.

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Opening hours

April - September: open daily, 10.00 to 16.00, (last admission 15.30).
October - March: Mon to Sat, 10.00 to 16.00, (last admission 15.30).

Closed Sun from October to March.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Admission charges

Free Entry

Additional info

Gatehouse Tearoom is open at the Museum to provide a selection of light refreshments.

Victorian social history (life at home, life at work)
Industry and engineering

Collection details

Agriculture, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • World War One Tank
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Steam engines
  • The museum is housed in a Victorian Army Barracks
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

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.

Victorian Childhood (KS2)

A schools session at the museum exploring life for children during Victorian Times.
Hands-on activities and rolle playing experiences in three activities:
Victorian toys object handling activity, Victorian Games activity and a Victorian school room experience.
Teacher's Pack available.
Group size - standard is 35 children but we endevour to accomodate your needs, therefore please phone to discuss.
Duration - 2 hours.
Level - KS2. Can be adapted for KS1.


  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life

How to obtain

To book, please phone Margaret Sutton at the museum on tel: 01522 528448 to discuss booking arrangements and prices.

Victorian Household (KS1 and KS2)

This schools session explores the life of Victorian servants, involving hands-on activities and observational-skills activity sheets.
The session usually features a Victorian kitchen demonstration, a washday laundry kit to handle and a shopping list activity sheet to explore the galleries.
Group size - 35 children, however we are keen to meet your needs therefore please phone to discuss alternative class sizes.
Duration - 2 hours
Level- KS1 and KS2
Teacher's Pack available.


  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life

How to obtain

To book, please phone Margaret Sutton at the museum on Tel: 01522 528448.
Prices and group sizes can be discussed.

World War Two (KS1 and KS2)

Discover life on the Homefront and on the FrontLine with this schools session.
Activities usually include a presentation on a soldiers' kit, with objects to handle, a wartime cookery demonsration exploring rationing and 'Dig For Victory'and a talk by a veteran, recalling the war from first hand experience; (the veteran is subject to availability).
The museum also has a First World War Trench reconstruction, a First World War One Tank and a small display on the First and Second World War.


  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life

How to obtain

To book please phone Margaret Sutton at the museum on Tel: 01522 528448. Phone to discuss prices and group sizes.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Burton Road




01522 528448


01522 782040

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