Play at The Collection
Please note, PLAY has Moved
10 July - 15 September
This room will provide space for visitors to park prams and buggies during the Dinosaur Encounter Exhibition.
Dressing-up costumes and childrens activities have moved to the museum gallery and free Dinosaur activities are located in the Clore studio at The Usher Gallery throughout the school holidays.
Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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.
- Identify fascinating objects in our Lift the Flap activity and Touchy Feely Boxes.
- Coin rubbing.
- Colouring in with Percy the Plesiosaur watching over you.
- A cushioned play area for babies with soft toys and activity rattles.
- 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.
- Pick up a backpack and continue the adventure in the rest of the museum.
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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