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.

Things to do:

  • Dress up as a princess, a knight or even a dragon and then step into a portrait picture frame.
  • Create a work of art to take home or hang on our masterpiece wall.
  • Design your own Roman Shield or Medieval Pot.
  • Hunt the plesiosaur.
  • Coin rubbing.
  • Colouring in with Percy the Plesiosaur watching over you.
  • Toys including felt castles, dragon puppets and wooden dinosaurs.
  • Our large comfy window seat is an ideal place to enjoy reading one of our many story time books with your child.
  • Enjoy our Playmobil Activity Centre.
  • Jump into our giant dinosaur egg for some roarsome pictures!

Play at The Collection is an ideal space for families to enjoy in Lincoln. The museum has much to appeal to older children as well with computer interactives, mosaic making, trails and games. A visit to The Collection will inspire and delight your family in equal measure.

Please note Play is an unsupervised area and children should be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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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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Planning a children's party? The Collection can offer a tailored experience including hire of Play, film viewings, children's tours and of course food and drink at The Collection cafe. Contact us to find out more.

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