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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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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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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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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, 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

The Variety Show

January 26, 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
New Theatre Royal
The Variety Show

To mark the New Theatre Royal's 125th birthday, the stage will be graced by 125 performers to celebrate 125 years of Lincoln's most treasured theatre for a fabulous evening of Variety.

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Cultural Quarter

100 Years: Eamon de Valera

February 2, 2019
1:30pm to 3:00pm
Lincoln Central Library
100 Years: Eamon de Valera

An afternoon talk at Lincoln Central Library exploring the daring escape from Lincoln Prison of one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916, who went on to become Prime Minister and President of Ireland.

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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

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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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Book Festival 2019

September 23, 2019 to September 28, 2019
6:15pm to 8:30pm
The Collection
Lincoln Book Festival 2019

Hear from acclaimed authors at The Collection and Lincoln Drill Hall in a fascinating series of talks promising revolutionary thinking from some of Britain's best known historians and historical fiction writers.

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Cultural Quarter

V&A Exhibition

October 1, 2019 to January 31, 2020
10:00am to 3:00pm
The Collection
V&A Exhibition

A major art exhibition to mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of both Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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Cultural Quarter

Cheese Society Cafe

Cheese Society Cafe

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

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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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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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Places To Stay
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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

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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