The Collection Museum are including a visit to Posterngate within their new Hidden Lindum Colonia project. The project will eventually showcase twelve sites of Roman Lincoln and form a digital and real tour of the city.
The Posterngate site was uncovered during excavations in the 1970s. It was a gateway that gave access to Roman Lincoln from the river. It is widely thought that the route was used by merchants and traders when Lincoln’s waterside was a bustling port.
1. Guided tours will begin with a talk about the Hidden Lindum Colonia project and set the scene for Posterngate in the main gallery (10-15 minutes)
2. You will then walk to Posterngate on Saltergate (5 minutes away) to enter the hidden gateway
3. A talk at the Posterngate site (30 minutes)
4. Guided tours will end at the Posterngate site
Please note -
The tours involve walking from the museum to the site across two roads.
Posterngate is situated 5 metres below ground level and can only be reached down a stone staircase.
On the following dates there will be a guided tour at 11:00 and at 14:00.
Places are limited to 20 visitors per tour.