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.