Family Fun

Lincoln Festival of History

Lincoln, Castle Hill, Lincoln High Street, St Marks Square

May 4
4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024

Be transported back to pivotal moments in Lincoln's past during the city-wide celebration of history and heritage, Lincoln Festival of History.

Experience thrilling historical reenactments at Lincoln Castle, engage with living history and captivating tales at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and delve into the exciting treasures of the Lincoln Museum. 

Where Lincoln's history and legacy come to life

Whether you’re a history enthusiast, a curious explorer or simply seeking a memorable day out – this multi-day experience is for you. The Lincoln Festival of History will be split into zones, allowing you to explore different areas of the city throughout the bank holiday weekend.

The Colosseum Quarter will take you back in time to a Roman encampment. There will be living history displays in St Paul in the Bail and Castle Square, alongside traditional Roman crafts and immersive pop-up performances – including gladiator battles!   

A range of historical reenactors will parade in the uphill area of the city, with visitors encouraged to join in costume or wearing creations crafted in the various zones at the event. 

opening times

Saturday 4th - Monday 6th May
Activities taking place at various times

Full festival programme coming soon.

more information

Various locations across Lincoln City Centre.

More About The Venue


Discover Lincoln, the beautiful historic city, an ideal location for a city break in the UK. Discover magnificent architecture