Visitor Information

Visiting the museum and Usher Gallery is free and there is no need to pre-book.

The museum is a safe and welcoming space and we look forward to welcoming you soon.

When visiting us, please help us to keep you and other visitors safe by:

- Using the hand sanitiser station at the entrance
- Using hand sanitiser both before and after using any of the activities
- Using a stylus (available at our reception desk) when using the computer based activities or Lindsey the Robot
- Paying by card where possible
- Scanning the NHS Test and Trace App
- Washing your hands regularly

We will continue to implement enhanced cleaning measures across both our sites.

Please do not visit if you display any COVID symptoms such as persistent cough, a high temperature; or loss/change to the sense of taste or smell, even if these symptoms are mild.

We are asking our visitors to respect these measures to protect others and staff and to ensure enjoyment for everyone.

Staff members will be on hand to answer any queries you have on the day of your visit.

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

Best wishes,
The Collection Museum Team

Opening Hours


Monday 10am – 4pm                                           
Tuesday Closed                   
Wednesday – Sunday 10am – 4pm

Usher Gallery

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

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 now open Thursday – Monday, 10am – 4pm

Play at The Collection

Play at The Collection

PLAY is back open!


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

Our online shop has a variety of art and history books, homeware, accessories and collectable items to purchase.

The Muse Coffee Bar

The Muse Coffee Bar

The Collection Cafe has re-opened for light refreshments now open 11 am - 3 pm



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