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Museum Of Lincolnshire Life

Enjoy free entry to the largest and most diverse community museum in Lincolnshire celebrating the counties' rich and varied history.

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life’s rich and varied social history collection reflects and celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life.

As the home to an authentic World War One tank named “Daphne”, the museum also houses interactive galleries of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment, which have won prestigious national awards. Perhaps you can find information about family members who served here?

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life offers a wide range of services including exhibitions in a community gallery, group quiz sessions and an education program linked to the National Curriculum.


The museum is fully accessible and staff are trained and ready to assist with your visit. The museum has a wheelchair and a magnifying glass available for loan, free of charge, and assistance dogs are welcome.

A variety of audio-visual aids and interpretations are available throughout the museum. There are automatic doors throughout the museum to each exhibition.

Download the Museum of Lincolnshire Life Access Statement for full details.


Self-led groups tours are free (booking for large groups is advised) but staff-led tours of the museum are available at £3 per person fee (maximum fee £30, booking essential). Free parking available for two coaches. Meeting room available for hire with tea/coffee served at a rate per head (price on request).

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Opening Times & Prices

Monday - Sunday: 10am - 4pm (last entry 3:45pm).

Closed 24th - 26th December, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Free entry. Some event days may charge for admission. Please check before visiting.

Staff-led group tours of the museum: £3pp (minimum £30 charge).


Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

Explore the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and a new exhibition, as it celebrates 50 years of opening.

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The 1940s

August 10; 2019 to August 11; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The 1940s

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is transported back in time to the 1940s with a variety of costumed characters telling their stories of the past - part of Lincoln 1940s Weekend.

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Victorians at Work

August 22; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Victorians at Work

Discover what life was like in the 19th century as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life comes alive with Victorians hard at work.

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Explore the Cathedral Quarter (Castle Square)

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