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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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The Usher Gallery

The Usher Gallery is one of the region's premier art galleries and is located next to The Collection in the heart of historic Lincoln.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Discover the fascinating story of the historic Royal Air Force College Cranwell and become a pilot on the Jet Provost flight simulator.

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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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Cathedral Quarter

Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest

Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest

Two iconic and rare documents, dating to the early 13th century, on display in a subterranean vault inside Lincoln Castle.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

Navigation House

Navigation House

A unique, Grade II listed canal company office with interactive exhibits detailing the history of travel and trade by canal.

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Brayford Waterfront

Project Space Plus

Project Space Plus

The University of Lincoln’s gallery space for exhibition, creative enquiry, experimentation, and contemporary thinking.

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11-20 miles from Lincoln

The National Centre for Craft and Design

The National Centre for Craft and Design

The home of British craft and design: exhibitions and shopping set in Sleaford's Navigation Wharf.

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3-10 miles from Lincoln

The Natural World Centre

The Natural World Centre

Discover the world of wildlife in Whisby Nature Park and enjoy children’s adventure play and a delicious cafe at the Natural World Centre.

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Brayford Waterfront

University of Lincoln Library

University of Lincoln Library

A modern university library found in a converted railway goods warehouse.

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