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Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Lincoln
Discover the past and soak up the present

Explore museums, browse and buy from art galleries, get learning at libraries

The Collection

Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Lincoln
Discover the past and soak up the present

Explore museums, browse and buy from art galleries, get learning at libraries

Wren Library

Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Lincoln
Discover the past and soak up the present

Explore museums, browse and buy from art galleries, get learning at libraries

National Centre for Craft and Design

Add an interactive element to your stay in Lincoln at one of the city and countryside’s museums, galleries, or libraries.

There are spaces to learn, to engage, and to explore across Lincoln, suitable from very little ones to experienced academics.

Museums will allow you to travel through Roman, Norman, and Medieval history up to very recent history including aviation and the invention of the tank.

Galleries in Lincoln are not only great for browsing unique artwork to buy but host national exhibitions through the year.

Best of all, almost all of these cultural things to do are absolutely free!

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City of Lincoln, Lincoln Suburbs

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International Bomber Command Centre

A memorial spire, walls, peace gardens, and visitor centre that mark the service and sacrifice of World War II aircrew, ground crew and support staff that lost their lives whilst serving with Bomber Command.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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Lincoln Castle

Discover a world of rich history at Lincoln Castle, dating back to 1068 and home to one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta.

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21-30 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre

Experience Lincolnshire's aviation heritage at close quarters with a guided tour of the RAF's heritage aircraft hangar.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Experience the heritage of Gainsborough with period displays of life in the 1940s and beyond.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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Gainsborough Old Hall

One of the best preserved, timber-framed manor houses in the UK, dating to the 15th century and found in the centre of Gainsborough, north of Lincoln.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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Medieval and Wren Libraries

Hidden above the Lincoln Cathedral cloisters are the Medieval Library and Wren Library, a 15th century collection of books in "the most beautiful room in England".

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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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.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln, Villages & Countryside

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RAF Digby Lima Sector Operations Room

Learn about RAF Digby's role in during WWII in the faithfully restored Ops Room is as it was in October 1939 prior to the Battle of Britain.

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Cathedral Quarter, City of Lincoln

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Sam Scorer Gallery

Cathedral Quarter art gallery hosting exciting shows of painting and sculpture, many by Lincolnshire based artists.

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