the birthplace of Alfred Lord Tennyson.
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.