Hidden Lindum Colonia - Posterngate - visit our hidden Roman gateway!
We are excited to include a visit to Posterngate within our new Hidden Lindum Colonia project. The project will eventually showcase twelve sites of Roman Lincoln and form a digital and real tour of the city.
The Posterngate site was uncovered during excavations in the 1970s. It was a gateway that gave access to Roman Lincoln from the river. It is widely thought that the route was used by merchants and traders when Lincoln’s waterside was a bustling port.
1. Guided tours will begin with a talk about the Hidden Lindum Colonia project and set the scene for Posterngate in the main gallery at The Collection (10-15 minutes)
2. We will then walk to Posterngate on Saltergate (5 minutes away) to enter the hidden gateway
3. A talk at the Posterngate site (30 minutes)
4. Guided tours will end at the Posterngate site
Please note -
Tours starts at The Collection.
The tours involve walking from the museum to the site across two roads.
Posterngate is situated 5 metres below ground level and can only be reached down a stone staircase.
Tour dates for 2023
On the following dates there will be a guided tour:
Friday 24 March 2023 at 2pm - Tour FULLY BOOKED
Tuesday 4 April at 11am
Friday 12 May at 2pm
Monday 5 June at 2pm
Thursday 13 July at 11am and 2pm
Places are limited to 20 visitors per tour.
Tickets are £4.10 and require pre booking either online (link below) or at The Collection reception.