Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition

This blockbuster exhibition celebrated the rich history of this magnificent county with over 150 treasures dating from the 11th to the 21st centuries. Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition aspired to celebrate the rich history of this magnificent county and revealed the hidden treasures of this, often overlooked, corner of Eastern England. As part of the celebration of Magna Carta's 800th anniversary Lincolnshire's Great Exhibition took place at these venues across Lincoln; The Collection, the Usher Gallery, Lincoln Cathedral's Wren Library and Lincoln Castle. Rare items with Lincolnshire connections were brought together, drawn from private, national and international collections to help tell the story of the county and its people, its sense of place and importance within national and international history. Featured in this exhibition were manuscripts, printed books, scientific instruments, jewellery, personalia, portraits and landscapes, and much more. Highlights include the 1225 Henry III Magna Carta (to be seen in the Magna Carta vault at Lincoln Castle), an atlas annotated by Lord Burghley (to be seen at Lincoln Cathedral), paintings by George Stubbs and JMW Turner and the Louth Panorama (on display in the Usher Gallery), and much more was on display at The Collection including the Heneage Jewel, the 1804 map of Australia drawn by Matthew Flinders, a notebook belonging to Isaac Newton and regalia associated with the King's Champion.

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Faddle (1792)
Bust of Isaac Newton
Louth Panorama
The King’s Champion Saddle
Stamford, Lincolnshire
The Walsingham Bowl (about 1580–1600)
The Wesley Chalice