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.  Look for for an American smokehousean international bar and a delicious patisserie.

Things To Do
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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter, Lincoln Suburbs, 3-10 miles from Lincoln

Aviation Trail

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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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter

Jewish Heritage Trail

Jewish Heritage Trail

Discover Lincoln's exceptional Jewish heritage on a trail through the city taking in its many surviving Medieval Jewish houses.

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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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What's On
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High Street

Summer Artists’ Market

August 19, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
The Strait
Summer Artists’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts a monthly Artists' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts and crafts.

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Cultural Quarter

The Abdication

August 24, 2017
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Collection
The Abdication

£5

Learn about the Abdication Crisis of 1936 at this talk at The Collection, part of the Battles & Dynasties lecture series.

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Cultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal Lincoln 1st Birthday Variety Show

September 9, 2017
7:30pm to 10:00pm
New Theatre Royal
New Theatre Royal Lincoln 1st Birthday Variety Show

£25

New Theatre Royal Lincoln celebrates its first birthday with a host of superb performers - an eclectic mix of all that makes the theatre special.

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High Street

Summer Artists’ Market

September 16, 2017
10:00am to 4:30pm
The Strait
Summer Artists’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts a monthly Artists' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts and crafts.

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Cultural Quarter

Walk the Line

November 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Usher Gallery
Walk the Line

FREE

Art exhibition inspired by the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Charter of the Forest, exploring the act of walking the land as a subject, topic and material to create art works.

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Cultural Quarter

George Shaw; My Back to Nature

November 4, 2017 to January 14, 2018
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Collection
George Shaw; My Back to Nature

FREE

A series of over fifty new paintings and drawings made by Turner Prize nominee George Shaw, coinciding with the 800th anniversary of the Charter of the Forest.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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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

Stokes Collection Café

Stokes Collection Café

Stokes Collection Café is a stylish modern cafe, situated within the museum in Lincoln's Cultural Quarter.

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Cultural Quarter

Angel Coffee House

Angel Coffee House

Fine quality coffee served to you in the lovely cosy Angels Coffee House.

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Places To Stay
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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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Cultural Quarter

Danesgate Coach House

Danesgate Coach House

A luxury, two-bedroom apartment in the heart of Lincoln perfect for a city break.

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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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Blog

May 22, 2017

90 Years of Lincoln’s Usher Gallery

90 Years 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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September 8, 2016

Teri Anne Scoble: The BP Portrait Award

Teri Anne Scoble: The BP Portrait Award

Teri Anne Scoble is exhibiting in the 2016 BP Portrait Award exhibition which is on display at The Usher Gallery, straight from London, from September 12th to November 13th. Teri tells us about her Lincolnshire connections and what it means to be part of such a prestigious portrait exhibition.

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