Culture & Entertainment

Culture and Entertainment
Lincolnshire has a rich cultural heritage and is
the birthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Galleries and Museums
Soak up the culture in Lincolnshire's art galleries and exhibition spaces
Theatre and Shows
Drama, comedy, and live music makes for a a great night out in Lincolnshire
Outdoor Sculpture
Explore art in the great outdoors of Lincolnshire

A vibrant and thriving arts and culture scene, top quality entertainment and fantastic festivals… how’s that for a perfect mix?

Lincolnshire's Cultural Highlights

Lincoln's Cultural Quarter

Lincoln is the cultural hub of the county, with museums, galleries, and theatres to be found across the city.

Unique art galleries and antiques centres can be found on the cobbled streets of Lincoln’s Cathedral Quarter. Browse to find stunning works of art or fascinating antiques as a memento of your visit.

Lincoln’s Cultural Quarter is where the city comes to life with New Theatre Royal and Lincoln Drill Hall showing music, theatre, cinema, comedy, and more through the year. Close by you’ll find buzzing restaurants and exciting live music bars and historic pubs.

Don’t miss Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery, The Usher Art Gallery, displaying a fine collection of fine and decorative arts and playing host to a huge variety of contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate, was born in 1809, in Somersby House, Lincolnshire.

He spent his youth wandering across the gently rolling hills of the beautiful Lincolnshire Wolds landscapes, inspiring him to write some of the most recognisable verse in the English language.

You can walk in the footsteps of Tennyson today following two circular walking routes in the picturesque Lincolnshire countryside.

The most significant collection on Alfred Tennyson in the world is also found Lincolnshire at the Archives in Lincoln, accessible by prior appointment. An imposing statue of Tennyson stands in the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral.

A series of dramatic and beautiful seaside structures on the Lincolnshire coastline alongside a purpose-built marine observatory.

A nostalgic cinema in Woodhall Spa dating from 1922, the only fully functioning cinema in the UK to employ back projection. Including the Compton organ for a mid-film interval!

The largest live music and entertainments venue facility in Lincolnshire, hosting events year long from live music to club nights and live comedy.

Take a walk or ride on route from Lincoln to Boston and see artwork along the way inspired by the words of Lincolnshire’s own Alfred Lord Tennyson.

A season of Shakespeare on an open air stage set within an enchanting woodland glade facing a 600-seat auditorium in the grounds of Tolethorpe Hall.

Five gallery spaces in Sleaford showcasing world-class exhibitions from the most innovative, challenging and accomplished artists to new and emerging talent.

Highlight Festivals

“Tis better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved at all.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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