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The Collection

Award-winning archaeology museum located in the heart of historic Lincoln, with interactive exhibitions, events and talks, and guided tours.

The Collection plays host to a huge variety of historic exhibitions throughout the year alongside regular talks and events that add another dimension to your experience of the exhibitions and displays on show.

Come face to face with Lincolnshire’s earliest inhabitants in the museum and explore the wonderful art collections in the Usher Gallery across the road. Discover PLAY at the Collection, an exciting space for younger visitors and enjoy the vibrant exhibition programme.

Use an interactive, multimedia tour guide to make the most out of your visit: let the iGuide bring history to life with video and audio clips, images and games as you explore the exhibitions.  Each attraction has its own tour and there are different guides for younger and older visitors.

All public areas of The Collection and the Usher Gallery are fully accessible, a buggy park and public lockers are available.  Pay a visit to the Stokes Cafe at The Collection to finish your visit with a drink or snack.


All areas of The Collection are accessible with flat surfaces and lift access to multiple floors. There are Blue Badge parking spaces very close by and a drop off point. A hearing loop is installed, there are audio visual guides available and a number of items can be held or touched.

See full accessibility details on The Collection's Access Statement.


A range of guided tours to suit all tastes are available for groups, catered to your interests and schedule (advanced booking required). Evening tours available on request. Coach drop off point near site (no parking at museum).

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Opening Times & Prices

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

Closed 24th - 26th December and 31st December - 1st January.

​Free entry.

iGuides are £1 to hire.

Guided tours for groups: £2.75pp (£55 minimum charge).

Trails at The Collection


Museum of the Moon

March 2, 2019 to April 28, 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum of the Moon

In the 50th anniversary year of the first man to walk on The Moon, experience the Museum of the Moon at The Collection museum in Lincoln with a space themed programme of events alongside.

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Journey to the Moon

April 9, 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
Journey to the Moon

A day of moon-themed creative activities at The Collection, inspired by Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibition.

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Moon Doodle & Space Art Adventures

April 16, 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
Moon Doodle & Space Art Adventures

A day of space-themed creative activities at The Collection, inspired by Luke Jerram's Museum of the Moon exhibition.

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The Usher Gallery

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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Stokes Collection Café

Stokes Collection Café

A stylish, modern cafe in The Collection museum, serving locally roasted coffee and a contemporary food menu.

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