Discover Lincolnshire Weekend

  • March 18, 2017 to March 19, 2017
  • All Day

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Free things to do in Lincoln

Discover Lincolnshire in March with a weekend of free entry to many of Lincoln city and countryside's attractions, plus other free activities and special offers.

As well as enjoying the shopping and food available throughout Lincoln, visitors and residents alike can also explore some of Lincolnshire’s most fascinating attractions free of charge during Discover Lincolnshire Weekend.

Highlights include free rides on Lincon's open-top tour bus, free entry to Lincoln Cathedral, and guided tours of the International Bomber Command Centre. There are many other attractions across the city that are free to enter over the weekend, as they are all year long.

Join the event on Facebook for updates and to invite your friends too.

To see what else is happening over the weekend across Lincolnshire, visit the Visit Lincolnshire website.

Cogglesford Watermill, Sleaford

The watermill in the market town of Sleaford will be open with free entry from 11am - 4:30pm on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March.

Discover the history of this historic watermill.  You can also taste some of Lincolnshire’s delicacies - plum bread and cheese for free.

Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

The heritage centre at RAF Cranwell will be open with free entry from 11am - 4:30pm on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March.

Discover the history of RAF Cranwell, through interactive exhibits, archive film, story boards and artefacts. You can also taste some of Lincolnshire’s delicacies - plum bread and cheese for free.

Heckington Windmill

The world's only 8-sailed working windmill will be open for free on Saturday 18th and SUnday 19th March from 12pm to 5pm.

Find out how the windmill works and learn about its history. Hale Road, Heckington, NG34 9QW

International Bomber Command Centre

The IBCC will hold an Open Day on Sunday 19th March from 10:30am - 3:30pm. There will be Tour Guides on hand to answer any questions and to give information on the project and refreshments will be available.

The IBCC Digital Archive Team will also be present to discuss the Archive and the preservation of documents, future appointments can be made for collections of Memorabilia to be scanned and included in the Archive.

Jewish History Trail of Lincoln

Local history expert Dorothy Moss will lead a Jewish history trail of Lincoln on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March to explore the links that exist today to the city's medieval Jewish community.

The trail starts at 1:30pm from Lincoln Visitor Information Centre and will explore the Cathedral Quarter as far south as Jew's House on The Strait. Spaces are limited so please book directly by calling 01522 692738.

Lincoln Castle

Entry to the grounds of Lincoln Castle is free throughout the year, but there will be free guided tours of the grounds on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March too. Tours will run at 11am, 12pm, 1:30pm, and 2:30pm.

The castle Gift Shop and Langton's Cafe will also be open, selling items and food with a Lincolnshire theme over the weekend.

Lincoln Cathedral

One of the UK's most iconic building, Lincoln Cathedral, will be offering free entry over Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March for you to explore from 7:15am to 6pm (5pm on Sunday).

There will be tours throughout the day on Saturday 18th at £4pp. Book for a tour on the day at the reception desk.

Lincoln Open-Top Sightseeing Bus

Lincoln's open-top sightseeing bus will launch for 2017 over this weekend with two days of free rides. The tours starts at Lincoln Cathedral on the half-hour from 10:30am til 3:30pm and take in the sights of the city with live commentary from our friendly guides.

Tickets for the top deck are now sold out, bottom-deck places will be offered first-come first-serve on the day. Unclaimed top-deck tickets will also be offered on the day so arrive early to get the best spot!

Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum

Free admission to the transport museum on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March from 10am to 4pm.

On Sunday there will be refreshments available and a free classic bus service - linking the museum with Lincoln city centre. See the LVVS website for timetable.

National Centre for Craft and Design, Sleaford

View a fascinating exhibition at the National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford, which explores the adoption of 3D printing and how this disruptive technology is bringing about social, organisational, and economic change.

The exhibition is free to enter and is open all weekend from 10am to 5pm. Also you can see the curator's opening talk for What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK? and a lace making demonstration in the shop on Saturday 18th.

Navigation House, Sleaford

This 19th century canal company office on the River Slea - thought to be the only of its kind still in existence - will be open with free entry from 11am - 4:30pm on both Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th March.

Discover the history of life and trade on River Slea.  You can also taste some of Lincolnshire’s delicacies - plum bread and cheese for free.

Rauceby Parish Church

The historic church (parts date to the 12th century) south of Lincoln will be open for free on Saturday 18th March from 10am to 4pm.

There will be free tea & coffee, the Rauceby census available to view, and an exhibition from local artist Iain Harkess. Church Lane, North Rauceby, NG34 8QU

Welbourn Forge

See a traditional ironworking in a traditional Victorian forge located in the heart of the village of Welbourn, especially open on Saturday 18th March from 10am to 1pm.

This former forge and blacksmith's workshop dates back to 1864 and is still in working condition. It is open for free and now exhibits old photographs, displays and memorabilia along with a restored earth privy.

The Hive Cafe, Hill Holt Wood

Breakfasts and cakes made from Lincolnshire ingredients will be for sale, accompanied by free hot drink refills on Sunday 19th March from 9:30am to 4pm. Norton Disney, Lincolnshire LN6 9JP

Lincoln Farmers' Market

Local farmers and producers will be offering the best of local food and drink at Lincoln Farmers' Market on Saturday 18th March along Castle Hill.

The market is free to attend, located in a historic area of the city, between Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle, from 9am to 4pm.

Manor House Stables

Sunday 19th March will be a free taster day at Manor House Stables. Come and have a go from 10am to 5pm at making and baking something on today’s taster day.

Activities which will be happening throughout the day include: Bread, jam, cheese & chocolate making, and learning to make natural bath and beauty products.

Free tea, coffee, and plum bread will be served (small donations accepted).

Street Food Festival

Lincoln's first Street Food Festival will be open on Saturday 18th (9am - 9pm) and Sunday 19th (9am - 5pm) of March.

Food will be cooked fresh on Lincoln High Street with seating available on Cornhill. In the evening on Saturday, a bar will also be open with live music into the night.

Elysium - Arts & Antiques

A special 10% discount will be given over Discover Lincolnshire Weekend on pieces bought from Elysium Arts & Antiques in Branston.

Lincoln Antiques and Collectors' Market

On Sunday 19th March you'll find dozens of valuers and antiques collectors on Castle Hill at the monthly antiques market.

Bring your items to be valued or pick up something unique at the free market from 10am - 4pm.

Grimblethorpe Hall Country Cottages

A specially selected welcome pack of lovely Lincolnshire produce will be waiting for all bookings for stays at Grimblethorpe Hall over Discover Lincolnshire Weekend. You'll also be invited on a special tour of the farm.

Please quote Discover Lincolnshire Weekend when booking please to receive the special offer.

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Tour Lincoln - 18/3/17, 10:30am FREE Sold Out
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Tour Lincoln - 18/3/17, 1:30pm FREE Sold Out
Tour Lincoln - 18/3/17, 2:30pm FREE Sold Out
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Tour Lincoln - 19/3/17, 10:30am FREE Sold Out
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