Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Burton Road
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
LN1 3LY
England

Website

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/museumoflincolnshirelife

E-mail

lincolnshirelife.museum@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Telephone

01522 528448

Fax

01522 782040

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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.

Venue Type:

Museum

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
Agriculture
Military

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
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Tommies and Trenches Living History Weekend

  • 13 — 14 September 2014

The museum remembers World War I with a major exhibition, a private collector's display and living history characters depicting life in the trenches and on the Home Front.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/tommies-and-trenches-living-history-weekend

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.
WW1 recruitment poster

1914, A call To Arms for Lincolnshire

  • 4 August 2014 — 3 January 2015 *on now

10am until 4pm every day, ends 3 January 2015 (last admission 3.30) Sundays closed from October to January

A major exhibition hi-lighting the impact on Lincolnshire of the declaration of war in 1914. Show-casing key objects preserved from The Great War, from the Royal Lincolnshire Regimental collection, many never displayed before. There are also many personal items which illustrate what life was like here on the home front, and how the entire community was pulled into 'a war to end all wars'. This exhibition begins a series of five which will chronicle each autumn, the story of World War One from a Lincolnshire perspective.
Admission Free

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

FREE

Bullock or Creeping Grip Tractor passing over trench, showing tendency to sag and to come off the rollers.

Tommies and Trenches - Living History Weekend

  • 13 — 14 September 2014 10am-4pm

The museum remembers World War One with a major exhibition, a private collector's display, and living history characters depicting life in the trenches and on the home front. Admission Free.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly
Walt Disney

Lecture: Famous Faces in the Trenches

  • 8 November 2014 2-3pm

The story of some of the famous people who served in the Great War, including Harold Macmillan, Walt Disney, Humphrey Bogart, A.A. Milne and Basil Rathbone. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions after the talk.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Limited places, please book in advance.

Website

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/EventsDetails.aspx?eventcode=68071

Members of the Women's Land Army (WLA) smile for the camera as they sit or stand in a horse-drawn cart in a sunny country lane.

Lecture: Women's Part in the Great War

  • 12 November 2014 3-4pm

The story of how women took over from the men in the factories whilst still having to keep hearth and home together. You can also have the opportunity to ask questions about the shifts in the role of women throughout the war.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

There are limited places, please book in advance.

Website

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/EventsDetails.aspx?eventcode=67976

French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

Lecture: The Hand Grenade in the Great War

  • 19 November 2014 2-3pm

Discover more about the development and use of hand grenades in the Great War.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

There are limited places, please book in advance.

Website

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/EventsDetails.aspx?eventcode=67978

victorian lady next to post box

Victorian Christmas

  • 6 — 7 December 2014 10am-4pm

Join our host of friendly Victorian characters as they prepare for a traditional Christmas. Our historic room-sets come to life as the kitchen range is lit and the household begin putting out the trimmings.
Admission Free

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

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.

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.

Creator

  • 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.

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.

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.

Creator

  • 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.

Creator

  • 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.

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