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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

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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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Lincolnshire Archives

Lincolnshire Archives

Lincolnshire Archives offers a public search room where members of the public are welcome to consult original archives, microfilm resources and library material relating to the county of Lincolnshire and its connections in other parts of the UK and overseas.

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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

The 19th century Theatre Royal is a Lincoln city landmark and is situated on Clasketgate a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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Cultural Quarter

Moon Doodle & Space Art Adventures

April 16, 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Moon Doodle & Space Art Adventures

A day of space-themed creative activities at The Collection, inspired by Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibition.

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Cultural Quarter

Lincoln Loves Kids Family Fun Day

May 18, 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
The Collection
Lincoln Loves Kids Family Fun Day

FREE

Find out the great things to do with the kids in Lincolnshire at a family fun day at The Collection 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 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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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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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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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

The Stage Door

The Stage Door

Prosecco bar and bistro open from the side door of the New Theatre Royal for lunch during the week and before shows in the evening.

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City of Lincoln, 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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