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Lincoln's Cultural Quarter
A vibrant hub at the heart of the city

Theatres, museums, art, music, cuisine, bars, and cafes

Lincoln's Cultural Quarter, in the heart of the city centre, is a vibrant hub of the city during the daytime and at especially night.

Spanning the east of the city centre and the south entrance to Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter, here you'll find theatre, museums, art, music, cuisine, bars and cafes. Whether spending the afternoon in a vibrant cafe, taking in the culture of the theatre or discovering the history of the area, the Cultural Quarter has plenty to keep you interested.

The Collection and Usher Gallery form the hub of the Cultural Quarter, providing regular exhibitions and activities for the whole family through the year.  There are also events and shows through the year at Lincoln Drill Hall and Theatre Royal including the famous pantomime at Christmas.

The Upper High Street and The Strait form the lead up to the Cathedral Quarter from the city centre. These are home to a vibrant and eclectic range of fashion outlets, charity stores, bars and nightclubs. 

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Cheese Society

Cheese Society

A family run business located in the Cultural Quarter of Lincoln offering all sorts of cheeses including many British varieties.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Arboretum

Lincoln Arboretum

The Arboretum is a park of Grade II historical importance, containing beautiful gardens, lakes, fountains and a children's play area.

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City of Lincoln, Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, Villages & Countryside, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Lincoln Aviation Trail

Lincoln has a rich aviation heritage stretching from the UK's early aviation history through to the present day. Explore this hidden side of Lincoln with the Aviation Trail.

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Cultural Quarter

Hold the Front Page

February 5, 2019 to February 22, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Hold the Front Page

FREE

An exhibition of work from the University of Lincoln Illustration course with a vote to decide which design will take pride of place on front cover of the next Hello Lincoln magazine.

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Cultural Quarter

Viking Explorers

February 19, 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Viking Explorers

FREE

A day of family fun celebrating the Viking explorers who once lived in Lincoln at The Collection.

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Cultural Quarter

MineVention at The Collection

February 22, 2019 to February 24, 2019
10:00am to 6:00pm
The Collection
MineVention at The Collection

Minecraft-themed activity sessions at The Collection for Minecraft lovers of all ages.

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Cultural Quarter

Museum of the Moon

March 2, 2019 to April 28, 2019
5:00pm to 6:00pm
The Collection
Museum of the Moon

In the 50th anniversary year of the first man to walk on The Moon, experience the Museum of the Moon at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Beer Festival 2019

May 23, 2019 to May 25, 2019
12:00pm to 11:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
Lincoln Beer Festival 2019

FREE

Sample from more than 100 real ales from across the UK at Lincoln Drill Hall for the local branch of CAMRA's annual festival.

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Cultural Quarter

Dinosaur Encounter

July 20, 2019 to September 3, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Dinosaur Encounter

Be transported back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land in this thrilling exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Cheese Society Cafe

Cheese Society Cafe

An intimate, speciality cheese café serving a cheese-centric lunch menu.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room

Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room

Downton Abbey inspired tea room, serving tea, coffee, cakes, and light meals as close to the same way as the great houses of Edwardian England as possible.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie

Famous for their delicious hand-made cakes, gateaux and patisseries, on the edge of Lincoln's historic Cathedral Quarter.

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6 Museum Court

6 Museum Court

Luxury executive self-catering apartment perfectly positioned in Lincoln's Cultural Quarter, a minute's walk from Steep Hill.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Premier Inn

Premier Inn

A large, city centre hotel in the Cultural Quarter; ideal for family or city breaks in historic Lincoln.

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May 22, 2017

The History of Lincoln’s Usher Gallery

The History of Lincoln’s Usher Gallery

Lincolnshire's premier art gallery, The Usher Gallery, first opened in 1927 and has a fascinating origin story thanks to a local businessman.

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