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


Monday 10am – 4pm                                           
Tuesday and Wednesday Closed                   
Thursday - Sunday 10am – 4pm

Usher Gallery

Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday - Sunday 10am - 4pm

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


Festival of Archaeology 2021

Exploring Local Places: We are very excited to launch our Festival of Archaeology 2021. This year we invite you to Explore Local Places to discover the stories, sites and people that make our Lincolnshire local communities so very special.