To our visitors, Following on from the Government announcement yesterday (Monday 16th March), Lincolnshire County Council's Heritage sites will be closing to the public as of Wednesday 18th March until further notice. The sites that will be fully closed will be: • Lincoln Castle • Museum of Lincolnshire Life • The Collection • The Usher Gallery • Gainsborough Old Hall • Lincolnshire Archives To protect the health and wellbeing of our community – our staff, volunteers, visitors and you – our event programmes will change in light of this decision. Please follow our social media platforms to keep up to date with any changes on our wider event programme. We apologise for any upset this may cause, but our priority rests in ensuring that people stay safe. Many thanks for your understanding and continued support. Best wishes, The Collection Team


The Collection Museum and Usher Gallery are closed until further notice.

Investigate Learning

The Investigate Learning team offers workshops, guided & self-led learning experiences for schools, colleges and universities. Explore our extensive offer, including History, Archaeology, Creative Arts and Science and Technology. Find the immersive learning experience that suits your age range and complements your curriculum.



Families are always welcome to The Collection. There are lots of ways to find out more about the treasures on display. You can take a discovery backpack into the galleries or visit the new Play area designed for pre-school children with accompanying adults. Look out for special family events in the school holidays.



The Collection runs a variety of talks, tours and workshops for adults, linked to our programme of temporary exhibitions and as stand-alone events.