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St Katherine’s Heritage and Cultural Centre

The heritage and cultural centre at St Katherine's offers visitors interactive displays exploring the rich history and heritage of the site, inspirational exhibitions and a programme of festivals and events.

St Katherine's is vibrant and evolving as a heritage centre, cultural resource and educational venue for the local community, the city of Lincoln, the East Midlands and beyond.

The centre is housed in the fully restored Wesleyan Church of St. Katherine, an outstanding, Grade 11 listed, 19th century building that stands on the site of the Gilbertine Priory of St. Katherine, founded in 1148.

The rich history of the site reaches back over 900 years as the gateway to Lincoln. In Medieval times, the Priory was at the heart of the local community outside Lincoln, and welcomed visitors from far and near. This tradition begun centuries ago is continued today along with it being a place of hospitality and education.

It was originally a Gilbertine priory - founded by St Gilbert of Sepringham, near Lincoln - and is thought to be the resting place of Eleanor of Castile. Queen Eleanor died in Lincoln in 1290 and the grieving King Edward I erected the first of the twelve Eleanor Crosses on the site of priory. Today the remains of the cross can be seen nearby in Lincoln Castle and the tomb of her viscera can be seen at Lincoln Cathedral.

The heritage and cultural centre offers visitors a time line of the history and heritage of the site, interspersed with interactive displays to cater for all ages.

Opening Times & Prices

Monday - Friday.

​Free admission.

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