Important Visitor Notice

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 from tomorrow will be:

• Lincoln Castle
• Museum of Lincolnshire Life
• The Collection
• The Usher Gallery
• Gainsborough Old Hall
• Lincolnshire Archives

At The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre, run in partnership with the RAF, access to the planes has been closed to the public today. The Visitor Centre will be fully closed from tomorrow.

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.

How to find us

Get directions…


When coming into Lincoln, follow directions for the Cultural Quarter.  The nearest car parks to the museum are on Danes Terrace, Flaxengate and Broadgate.

For more information on car parks in Lincoln please visit

For details on the 'Walk and Ride' bus service please visit

Archaeology at The Collection Archaeology at The Collection

Archaeology at The Collection

People have inhabited the landscape of Lincolnshire for nearly half a million years. The archaeology gallery takes visitors on a journey through the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages before exploring the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras.

Art at The Collection

Art at The Collection

The Usher Gallery is Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery displaying a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts, including loans from national collections, and a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions supported by the Arts Council.

Play at The Collection

Play at The Collection

Looking for fun things to do on days out with the kids? Play at The Collection is an exciting free activity centre for younger visitors that encourages learning through play.


Coming soon at The Collection

This page shows all of the exhibitions and events we have planned for the future. We are planning exciting new activities all of the time, so be sure to keep checking back for new additions to our calendar.

To find out what's happening this week, click here. To view galleries of events and exhibitions that we have previously hosted, click here.

Shop at The Collection

Shop at The Collection

From reproduction helmets and swords to toys, birthday cards, books and jewellery, The Collection sells a wide range of items to suit all tastes and wallets.



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