Collection Museum


The Collection Museum

The Collection Museum is a spectacular hub for history and art located in the heart of Lincoln. Discover vast and diverse permanent collections as well as temporary spotlight events, talks and exhibitions throughout the year. Find something for all ages with the fun play and activity area for younger children and interactive trails and games, plus a gift shop offering many fun and unique items.

  • Guided Tours
  • Accessible
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop
  • Groups Welcome
  • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
Collection Museum Archaeology

Discover Archaeology

Explore the rich past of Lincolnshire. Learn about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age before discovering interesting insights into the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras.

Play at The Collection

Enjoy playing at The Collection’s Activity Centre. Have fun dressing up as princesses and knights, discover toys, treasure hunts, craft activities, the reading area and more.

Award-winning, archaeology museum offering events, talks and guided tours

Located in the heart of Lincoln's cultural quarter.

Enjoy exploring the huge variety of art exhibitions and interactive displays with regular talks by experts and special events throughout the year.

Art Gallery

On the same site, you'll find the Usher Gallery, Lincolnshire’s premier art gallery. View fine arts, decorative arts, horology, loans of acclaimed works from national collections and more. You'll see works by Grayson Perry, L.S. Lowry and J.M.W. Turner and many more. Don't miss it!

Roe Deer by Andrew Scott
Cubs by Linda Chapman

local wildlife photography

See the incredible images submitted in The Collection Museum's 2020 Lincolnshire wildlife photography competition online.

opening times

10:00 - 16:00 (last entry 15:45)
Closed on Tuesdays
Closed 24th - 26th December and 31st December - 1st January


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entry & prices

Free Entry - Donations welcome

Some special events and temporary exhibitions are ticketed and priced individually. See website for details.

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Danes Terrace