Visiting The Collection

The Collection brings together an award winning archaeology museum and the region’s premier art gallery, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln.

Come face to face with Lincolnshire’s earliest inhabitants in the museum and explore the wonderful art collections in the Usher Gallery before relaxing in the Stokes at The Collection cafe. Discover Play, our exciting space for younger visitors and enjoy our vibrant exhibition programme.

All public areas of the museum and the Usher Gallery are fully accessible and we have a buggy park and public lockers in the museum. Click here for full information on accessibility at The Collection. Please note that the ramped access to the Usher Gallery will be unavailable on Thursday 6th October 2016 due to essential maintenance works. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Open Daily 10am - 4pm last entry 3:45pm

Closed 24 - 26 Dec & 31 Dec - 1 Jan.

Opens 10:45am first Monday of each month for staff training.

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Parking

When coming into Lincoln, follow directions for the Cultural Quarter.  The nearest car parks to the museum are on Danes Terrace, Flaxengate and Broadgate.

For more information on car parks in Lincoln please visit https://www.lincoln.gov.uk/visitor-and-leisure/parking/

For details on the 'Walk and Ride' bus service please visit www.visitlincoln.com/things-to-do/walk-and-ride

Archaeology at The Collection Archaeology at The Collection

Archaeology at The Collection

People have inhabited the landscape of Lincolnshire for nearly half a million years. The archaeology gallery takes visitors on a journey through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages before exploring the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras.

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Art at The Collection

Art at The Collection

The Usher Gallery is Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery displaying a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts, including loans from national collections, and a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions supported by the Arts Council.

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Play at The Collection

Play at The Collection

An exciting and creative space for younger visitors with innovative activities and a designated area for babies, Play allows children to move, interact and create in a bright and colourful environment.

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Coming soon at The Collection

This page shows all of the exhibitions and events we have planned for the future. We are planning exciting new activities all of the time, so be sure to keep checking back for new additions to our calendar.

To find out what's happening this week, click here. To view galleries of events and exhibitions that we have previously hosted, click here.

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Shop at The Collection

Shop at The Collection

From reproduction helmets and swords to toys, birthday cards, books and jewellery, The Collection sells a wide range of items to suit all tastes and wallets.

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Stokes at The Collection

Stokes at The Collection

The Collection is another place to enjoy Stokes’ famous tea, coffee and traditional favourites; cream teas, homemade cakes, savoury and sweet crepes, paninis, sandwiches, salads, daily hot specials and a fantastic children’s menu.

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