Important Visitor Notice

To our visitors,

We welcome the government’s confirmation that public places – including museums and galleries – will be able to reopen from 4 July. We are currently working hard behind the scenes to make this happen in a safe and responsible way for our visitors, staff and volunteers.
While we will not be opening our museum, gallery and archive sites on 4 July itself, we are looking to open our venues in phases, with initial sites opening at the earliest opportunity in July. Please check our website and social media for the latest updates.
We are delighted that Lincoln Castle has re-opened its grounds and Medieval Wall Walk for visitors to enjoy. Please visit their website for more information on the new social distancing measures that have been put in place

Sites that remain fully closed are:

Museum of Lincolnshire Life
• The Collection
• The Usher Gallery
Gainsborough Old Hall
Lincolnshire Archives
The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

While wider museums and galleries remain closed, we're still working hard to engage with you online. We hope you have enjoyed the updates and digital content that we have been providing over the past few months. Please do continue to follow our social media platforms to keep up to date with any further changes or announcements.

Many thanks for your continued support, we can't wait to welcome you back!

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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