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Through the Looking-Glass Display

April 6; 2019 to August 9; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Through the Looking-Glass Display

Visit the Magna Carta Vault in Lincoln Castle to see a first edition of Lewis Carroll's 'Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There' on display, gifted to Alfred Lord Tennyson by Lewis Carrol for Christmas in 1871.

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Dinosaur Encounter

July 13; 2019 to September 8; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
The Collection
Dinosaur Encounter

Be transported back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the land in this thrilling exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum, at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

July 15; 2019 to July 21; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Tours of Historic Uphill Lincoln

FREE

Take part in free guided tours from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the historic streets of uphill Lincoln - especially for Enjoy Uphill Lincoln week.

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CATS: the Musical

July 16; 2019 to July 21; 2019
7:30pm to 10:00pm
Lincoln Drill Hall
CATS: the Musical

The legendary musical phenomenon - one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history - arrives at Lincoln Drill Hall. SOLD OUT.

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Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival

July 17; 2019 to July 21; 2019
All Day
Lincolnshire International Chamber Music Festival 2019

A festival of classical chamber music in unique Lincolnshire venues featuring international artists.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

July 20; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

July 20; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Strait
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts four extra Makers' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and unique gifts.

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Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

July 20; 2019 to July 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Lincoln Castle Dog Friendly Weekend

FREE

Unlock 1,000 years of history with your furry companion over the weekend for a paw-some day out.

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Dragon Boat Race

July 20; 2019
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Brayford Waterfront
Dragon Boat Race 2019

FREE

More than 100 people take to the Brayford for a summer's day of spectacular Dragon Boat races to raise money for charity.

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Lincoln Castle Car Rallly

July 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Classic Cars at Lincoln Castle

FREE

Kick off the summer holidays as the Lincolnshire Vintage Vehicle Society host their annual rally in the Castle grounds.

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Lincoln Beach

July 22; 2019 to August 31; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Lincoln Cornhill
Lincoln Beach

FREE

The beach comes to Lincoln city centre, complete with deckchairs, special appearances from Punch and Judy and of course lots of sand!

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Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Celebrates 50 Years

Explore the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, and a new exhibition, as it celebrates 50 years of opening.

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Lincoln Castle Victorian Extravaganza

July 27; 2019 to July 28; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Extravaganza

Join us as we celebrate the spectacular, the inventive and the extraordinary at Lincoln Castle's Victorian Extravaganza!

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Guided Walk of Lincoln's Industrial Area

July 28; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Jew’s Court
Guided Walk of Lincoln’s Industrial Area

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology that tells the story of the industrial revolution and how it impacted Lincoln.

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Dino Explorers

July 30; 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Dino Explorers

Join in the dinosaur fun by taking part in a dig and learn how to be a palaeontologist at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Outdoor Theatre: Alice in Wonderland

July 31; 2019
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - Alice in Wonderland

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

August 3; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

Nestled between Lincoln's beautiful Cathedral and Castle, the new Lincoln Makers' Market offers visitors the chance to view and buy a variety of beautiful, hand-crafted, and unique pieces of artwork and crafts.

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Grand Medieval Joust

August 3; 2019 to August 4; 2019
10:00am to 5:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Grand Medieval Joust 2019

Feel the thunder of hooves and hear the clash of lance on steel armour at Lincoln Castle as four brave knights take part in the Sport of Kings.

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Revesby Country Fair

August 4; 2019
9:00am to 5:30pm
Revesby Park
Revesby Country Fair 2019

A great day out for the whole family including entertainment, equine events, dog competitions, quality local food and drink, and all manner of country pursuits in Revesby Park, to the east of Lincoln.

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Oliver!

August 5; 2019 to August 16; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral
Oliver!

The popular musical performed in the unique and atmospheric surroundings of Lincoln Cathedral by the ever-popular Starring Lincoln Theatre Company.

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Cretaceous Park Adventures 

August 6; 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Cretaceous Park Adventures

Explore the world of Cretaceous period and find out about Lincolnshire during that time at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Outdoor Theatre: Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

August 7; 2019
6:30pm to 9:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Outdoor Theatre - Frankenstein, by Mary Shelley

Bring your picnics, chairs, and friends and enjoy a wonderful evening of first-class outdoor theatre from Illyria at Lincoln Castle.

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Gainsborough Farmers' & Craft Market

August 10; 2019
9:00am to 3:00pm
Market Street
Gainsborough Farmers’ and Craft Market

FREE

Offering the best in fresh, local, homemade and handmade produce from a variety of traders at Gainsborough’s monthly Farmers’ and Craft Market taking place every second Saturday of the month on Market Street.

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The 1940s

August 10; 2019 to August 11; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
The 1940s

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is transported back in time to the 1940s with a variety of costumed characters telling their stories of the past - part of Lincoln 1940s Weekend.

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Lincoln 1940s Weekend

August 10; 2019 to August 11; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Lincoln 1940s Weekend 2019

FREE

Celebrate the spirit of 1940s Britain in Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter with two days of period and vintage activities and displays.

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Funky Fossils

August 13; 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Funky Fossils

Get your hands on some fossils, explore the collections, and design your own funky fossil creations at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Twilight Castle: Roman Lincoln

August 14; 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Lincoln Castle
Twilight Castle: Roman Lincoln

Experience Lincoln Castle after hours with a history talk on Lincoln's Roman heritage and views from the Medieval walls.

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Lincoln Farmers' Market

August 17; 2019
9:00am to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Farmers’ Market

FREE

Pick up local and fresh produce at the Lincoln Farmers’ Market - found on Castle Hill, nestled between Lincoln’s breath-taking Castle and Cathedral.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

August 17; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Strait
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts four extra Makers' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and unique gifts.

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Victorian Circus 

August 17; 2019 to August 18; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
Lincoln Castle
Victorian Circus

A full weekend in the grounds of Lincoln Castle of all the fun of the Victorian Circus.

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An Audience with Henry VIII

August 17; 2019 to August 18; 2019
11:00am to 4:30pm
Gainsborough Old Hall
An Audience with Henry VIII

Meet King Henry VIII, a visitor to Gainsborough Old Hall, and learn about his life.

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Dino Doodle

August 20; 2019
10:00am to 3:30pm
The Collection
Dino Doodle

Dinosaur themed creative art adventures - featuring Big Dino Art - at The Collection museum in Lincoln.

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Victorians at Work

August 22; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorians at Work

Discover what life was like in the 19th century as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life comes alive with Victorians hard at work.

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Asylum Steampunk Festival

August 23; 2019 to August 26; 2019
All Day
Lincoln Cathedral Quarter
Asylum Steampunk Festival 2019

See Lincoln transformed as the biggest and longest running Steampunk festival on Earth returns to the city for the 11th year.

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Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

August 25; 2019
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Castle Hill
Guided Walk of Medieval Lincoln

FREE

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology through the Medieval streets and markets of Lincoln.

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Victorians at Play

August 29; 2019
10:00am to 4:00pm
Museum Of Lincolnshire Life
Victorians at Play

Discover what life was like in the 19th century as the Museum of Lincolnshire Life comes alive with Victorians enjoying their leisure time.

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Bourne CiCLE Festival

August 31; 2019 to September 1; 2019
8:00am to 6:00pm
Bourne
Bourne CiCLE Festival

FREE

A festival of cycling taking place in the heart of Bourne town centre, south of Lincoln, and running across the weekend.

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Lincoln Morris Festival

September 7; 2019
10:30am to 4:30pm
Castle Hill
Lincoln Morris Festival

FREE

Dance groups from across Lincolnshire will converge on Lincoln for a day of Morris dancing, filling the streets with the vibrant colours and sounds of an ancient English tradition.

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Lincoln Makers' Market

September 21; 2019
10:00am to 5:00pm
The Strait
Lincoln Makers’ Market

FREE

The Strait hosts four extra Makers' Market over the summer, selling a range of beautiful handmade and bespoke arts, crafts and unique gifts.

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Things To Do


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In Lincoln's Venues

3-10 miles from LincolnVillages & Countryside

Terry O’Toole Theatre

Terry O’Toole Theatre

An intimate, 200 seat arts theatre in the Lincoln suburb of North Hykeham with a vibrant year-long programme of performing arts.

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3-10 miles from LincolnVillages & Countryside

Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Showground

The Lincolnshire Showground is a major national venue, located on the 200 acre showground just outside the historic city of Lincoln in the East Midlands.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

The Engine Shed

The Engine Shed

The region's largest live music and entertainment facility, housed in a renovated engine shed and serving Lincoln with live international band performances, comedy gigs and weekly student club nights and events.

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Cathedral QuarterCity of Lincoln

The Venue

The Venue

A state-of-the-art digital cinema at Bishop Grosseteste University which shows an eclectic film programme and is also being used for teaching drama and stage theatre productions.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC)

Lincoln Performing Arts Centre is a modern theatre in the city centre, with a great range of shows and a friendly café bar.

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Cultural QuarterCity of Lincoln

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall

Lincoln Drill Hall is a thriving and friendly entertainment venue and cafe in the centre of Lincoln. Its packed programme includes theatre, comedy, live music, dance, family events, talks and films, workshops, classes and much more.

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Cultural QuarterCity of Lincoln

New Theatre Royal

New Theatre Royal

An elegant, 19th century theatre, found on Clasketgate just a short walk from the city centre High Street.

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Cathedral QuarterCity of Lincoln

The Blue Room

The Blue Room

A beautiful entertainment venue at The Lawn in the heart of Lincoln's Cathedral Quarter.

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Brayford WaterfrontCity of Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

ODEON Lincoln

Situated on the Brayford Waterfront, the ODEON complex includes a cinema, Costa Coffee and Ben and Jerry's ice-cream shop and is adjacent to the Lucy Tower multi-story car park.

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