The Investigate Learning team will provide FREE activities that link the museum collections and workshops that we deliver including history and creative arts topics. These can be found in the online leaning section below. Please share your ideas and suggestions on our social media channels @collectionusher. Visit Lincoln Castle www.lincolncastle.com. for FREE Castle based learning activities.

Opening Hours

Due to government guidance The Collection Museum is temporarily closed. We can also confirm The Usher Gallery will continue to remain closed. The grounds of our sister site Lincoln Castle remain open to local visitors for exercise, seven days a week, from 10am - 4 pm.

You can visit the castle grounds with people you live with, your support bubble (or as part of a childcare bubble), or with one other person.
Help us to keep everyone safe by providing your details for test and trace, only visiting us locally for exercise once per day, and utilising our one-way systems and maximum capacity measures when in place.

In the meantime, don't forget to sign up to our newsletter to keep up to date on all of our announcements. Follow our social media platforms to keep up to date with any further changes or announcements.

Please stay safe and we can't wait to see you again soon.

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.


Online Learning

Regularly updated online learning resources provided by The Collection and Usher Gallery for families and young people to do at home