Visitor Information

In order to visit the museum you will need to pre-book a timed ticket.

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff we have put in place a number of new social distancing measures. This includes:
-Limiting our visitor numbers
-Sanitising stations
-Enhanced cleaning measures
-Removal of interactives and touch points
- It is mandatory to wear face coverings when visiting The Collection.  This means you will be required to wear a face mask or covering when visiting us.  We kindly ask all visitors to bring their own covering, however, if you forget, we can you provide you with a disposable mask on arrival.

Staff members will be on hand to answer any queries you have on the day of your visit. We are asking our visitors to respect these measures to protect others and staff and to ensure enjoyment for everyone.

Help us to keep everyone safe by providing your details for test and trace and utilising our one-way systems and maximum capacity measures when in place.

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.

Download our frequently asked questions here

Best wishes,
The Collection Museum Team


Please note, tickets are not required when visiting the Usher Gallery


Opening Hours


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

Usher Gallery

Monday - Thursday Closed
Friday - 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

Re-opening Friday 21st May 10am - 4pm

Play at The Collection

Play at The Collection

For the safety of our visitors PLAY is temporarily closed.


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 Collection Cafe Is Now Closed

The Collection Cafe Is Now Closed

The Collection Cafe is now closed.



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