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The Collection

1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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My 8 year old is studying the Romans at school so he was keen to visit the Collection. They had a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patrick M
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Modern Museum with Good Art Collection

Visited the Collection twice during a recent trip to Lincoln. The complex is located around a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
The_Coach55
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Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincoln's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor centre. The Collection includes a wealth of artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras as well as fine, decorative and contemporary visual arts. Now Open.....Play at The Collection is a free activity centre, bright and engaging; there's lots for younger children to do and a safe play space for babies. There is also plenty for older children to do in the museum including interactives, mosaic making and trails to follow. Enjoy our newly refurbished cafe run by Lincoln's premier tea and coffee specialists, Stokes of Lincoln.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My 8 year old is studying the Romans at school so he was keen to visit the Collection. They had a good look arundel the exhibitions and enjoyed the interactive stuff. They particularly enjoy the special child play area where they can dress up and...More

Thank Patrick M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Collection twice during a recent trip to Lincoln. The complex is located around a fifteen minute walk away from the station near the foot of Steep Hill. On my first visit, I took in the Usher gallery. The collection is relatively small, but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on a cold, rainy January day. A good museum highlighting the history of Lincoln and Lincolnshire. The displays are well set out and well presented. There was also a very good display of photos taken by the official photographer on the Howard Carter Tutankhamen...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

only went in because of the cold and wet, but we enjoyed it, all the displays and information available is very interesting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Building itself is similar to those on the Atlantic wall 'Brutalism' at its best/worst. Interior design wastes space. Some exhibtions ok but recommend at trip to the nearby Usher Gallery instead. Café run by Stokes so excellent.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of interesting exhibits (Grayson Perry vases a highlight for me on my very first visit), fun activities for children, nice selection of cards etc. Staff pleasant and helpful, and no entrance fee, though you can make a donation. I recommend a look round to...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Very informative museum, with artefacts and stories from Lincolnshire from Stone Age through to modern times. There was also an art exhibition by George Shaw and a Tutankhamen photographic exhibition, as well as the obligatory gift shop and cafe. It's free so worth a look...More

Thank lesley h
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

This place was a great find, for both old and young alike (dressing up for kids). We saw archaeological finds from Lincoln's Roman, Saxon and medieval past. V. friendly and helpful staff.

Thank Louise L
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Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

Nice small museum, plenty to look at and various activities for the kids to do, a nice way to spend 1 or 2 hours and it’s free, but you do leave a donation as it’s worth it .

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Free museum . Lovely cafe inside and clean tiolets . Worth a visit . Donations welcomed . Suggested two pounds each . Lots to see and read had two exhibitions on really enjoyed the tutankaman photos one . Would recommend this place

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Cheeky M
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The Collection and Usher Gallery is fully wheelchair accessible with lifts and ramps for easy access. There is seating throughout both buildings and we do have a wheelchair that you could borrow if someone accompanied you... More
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