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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. 

Things To Do
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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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Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is a thriving and friendly entertainment venue and cafe in the centre of Lincoln. Its packed programme includes theatre, comedy, live music, dance, family events, talks and films, workshops, classes and much more.

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What's On
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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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Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter

Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival

May 28, 2019 to June 2, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincolnshire Archaeology Festival

FREE

Explore archaeological finds in Lincolnshire at historic sites and venues across the county with workshops, tours, and a conference.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

The Gin Society Festival

June 14, 2019 to June 15, 2019
12:00pm to 10:30pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
The Gin Society Festival

An authentic gin festival featuring exclusive bars covering world, British, and fruit gins, held at Lincoln Drill Hall. Your first G&T is free!

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Cathedral Quarter

Organ Concert: Martin Baker

June 15, 2019
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Cathedral
Organ Concert: Martin Baker

Come and experience Martin Baker in concert on the grand Father Willis organ in Lincoln Cathedral.

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Cultural Quarter

Dinosaur Encounter

July 13, 2019 to September 8, 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

CATS: the Musical

July 16, 2019 to July 21, 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
CATS: the Musical

The legendary musical phenomenon - one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history - arrives at Lincoln Drill Hall.

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Places To Eat Or Drink
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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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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Stokes Collection Café

Stokes Collection Café

A stylish, modern cafe in The Collection museum, serving locally roasted coffee and a contemporary food menu.

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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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