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.

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  • Visit England Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Discover Archaeology

Delve into the rich past of Lincolnshire. Learn about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age before discovering the interesting histories of the Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras. There is so much to explore for all ages.

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!


Enjoy a rest and a refuel at The Collection café. Open 11:00 - 15:00 Monday, Thursday - Sunday.

opening times

Monday, Thursday - Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
Cafe Opening Times
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday - Wednesday


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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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The Collection

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