Microworld: Lincoln

Microworld: Lincoln, a new exhibition at The Collection Museum, is an immersive, digital world filled with creatures that you can design, interact, and play with.

9 July - 2 October 2022

Open Wednesdays - Mondays, 10am - 4pm. 

Microworlds are spectacular digital worlds or ecosystems that are filled with amazing creatures. Inspired by ecosystems found in nature, these digital creatures have life cycles, energy needs and survival techniques. 
The creatures respond both to each other and you, the audience. You can interact with the creatures or design your very own and release them into the interactive Microworld. 
As seen at Eureka in 2018 but never-before shown on this scale in the UK, the exhibition is made of 8 different Microworlds for you to play with. Like an ecosystem, each of the Microworlds in the gallery creates cascades of action and reaction that impact the others, forming part of the wider digital world in the gallery.

Suitable for all ages, we invite you to sing, dance, play and create in Microworld: Lincoln.

Tickets and pricing:

General admission: £3

Unders 2s: Free

ArtFund tickets: Half price

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More information:

You will be able to interact with some of the creatures on your Smartphones (and some digital tablets will be provided in the gallery for this too) don’t worry – you don’t need special clothing or technology – as soon as you walk into the Microworld you will start affecting it! To watch a short video showing how Microworld works (and how much fun it is!) please click here.

Event programme:

Microworld: Lincoln Late Night Openings

Friday 29 July, Friday 26 August and Friday 30 September from 4pm - 8pm.

Experience Microworld: Lincoln during the evening accompanied by a programme of events and workshops. Tickets £3




Chilled Out Sessions, Wednesday Mornings 9am - 10am. 

Experience Microworld: Lincoln in our 'Chilled Out' opening hours at 9.00am - 10.00am every Wednesday from 13th July until 28th September 2022. These morning viewings are for anyone who would like to visit this popular exhibition but would like a more relaxed experience. Small adjustments will be made to the light and sound levels and venue staff will be on hand to help support your visit.




More About the artists behind Microworld:
Genetic Moo are a UK-based collective and have been making interactive art for over eleven years. They specialize in building large-scale digital ecosystems called Microworld.
Microworld is produced by Lumen Art Projects and to date they have run 15 Microworlds which have delighted over 350,000 people around the world.


   • Online: BOOK NOW
   • In person: Our friendly Visitor Experience team can assist you with purchasing tickets at both the museum and Usher Gallery reception desks.  We are open Wednesday - Monday, 10 am – 4 pm.
   • By phone: Please call 01522 782040 and ask to be transferred to The Collection.  We are only able to take calls during our opening hours - Wednesday - Monday, 10 am – 4 pm.

When buying tickets online, simply choose the date of your visit.  When you have made your booking, you will be emailed a confirmation number. Please bring this confirmation number with you on the day of your visit and join the main queue. Pre-booked online tickets DO NOT include a queue jump facility.

If you don’t want to buy your tickets in advance you can simply turn up and pay on the door, but please note that there are only a limited number of tickets available on the day, purchasing a ticket in advance guarantees you entry on the day. There are no time-slots for visits so you can come along at a time that best suits you.  We anticipate being busiest between 11 am and 2 pm each day.  This is when queues are more likely.  If you would prefer a quieter visit, we recommend arriving for 10 am when we open or after 2.30 pm. We are also offering guaranteed quieter visits on Wednesdays from 9am - 10am, which are bookable separately to the main exhibition ticket. 

Pre-book your tickets now to secure your chosen date, extra tickets will be made available prior to the exhibition opening.

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When you confirm your purchase, you are accepting that these terms and conditions form the basis of any contract between The Collection and yourself.

The description and price of tickets you order will be on shown on The Collection website at the time you place your order. Prices are in UK Sterling and inclusive of any applicable taxes with there are no surcharges whatsoever. Once you have paid, we will not increase the price of your tickets.

Entry to Microworld: Lincoln will be on the presentation of a ticket. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Only in exceptional circumstances and subject to availability can your booking be changed.
Children under 16 must be accompanied at all times. Proof of entitlement may be required for concession tickets.

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Unfortunately we cannot issue any refunds for cancellations.

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No ticket may be resold.
Please bring along your booking reference number, print out or your e-ticket.
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