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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

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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City of Lincoln, Brayford Waterfront, Cathedral Quarter, Cultural Quarter

Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Open-Top Sightseeing Bus Tour

Take a ride on Tour Lincoln, the open-top sightseeing bus with live commentary, for one of the best ways to experience the city of Lincoln for yourself.

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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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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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Cinderella

December 5, 2019 to January 4, 2020
2:00pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
Cinderella

Jamie Marcus Productions, in association with Lincoln Drill Hall, presents their 2019 panto ‘Cinderella’ - the most magical of all pantos.

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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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City of Lincoln, Cultural Quarter

Cafe Portico

Cafe Portico

A welcoming Italian cafe serving delicious coffee and fresh, homemade, and locally sourced organic food throughout the day.

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