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

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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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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What's On
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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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Cultural Quarter

Aladdin

December 4, 2017
10:00am to 9:00pm
New Theatre Royal
Aladdin

Join the New Theatre Royal for a magic carpet ride to the fairy-tale land of Marrakesh for a festive family pantomime.

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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Artists’ Christmas Village

December 8, 2017 to December 9, 2017
10:00am to 9:30pm
St Martin’s Square
Lincoln Artists’ Christmas Village

FREE

Find unique works from local artists in St Martin's Square during Lincoln Christmas Market at the Lincoln Artists' Christmas Village.

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Cultural Quarter

Bastion in the Air Exhibition

May 26, 2018 to September 9, 2018
All Day
The Collection
Bastion in the Air Exhibition

View Lincolnshire's story of aviation development, production, and defence at an exhibition at The Collection in Lincoln.

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Cultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal 125th Birthday Celebrations

September 17, 2018 to September 30, 2018
3:00pm to 4:00pm
New Theatre Royal
New Theatre Royal 125th Birthday Celebrations

The New Theatre Royal celebrates 125 years of the theatre in Lincoln with a week of events and performances.

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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

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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