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Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Old Barracks
Burton Road

The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is the largest and most exciting Social History Museum in the County. It occupies a listed barracks, built in 1857 for the Royal North Lincoln Militia. A major new redevelopment at the museum continues this military theme telling the story of the Regiment through interactive displays, computer, videos and an audio tour.

Elsewhere the museum's fascinating and varied collections provide a captivating arrangement of displays which capture the many aspects of Lincolnshire Life. The museum contains one of the best agricultural collections in the country and excellent industrial displays reflect this crucial part of Lincolnshire's history. The many rich traditions and crafts of Lincolnshire people are also well represented. The museum contains many unique items such as the earliest surviving tank, built by William Foster and Co. Ltd. Of Lincoln in 1917.

Ellis Windmill, a glorious 18th century building is situated next door to the museum.

Additional Information:

  • Education services for all ages

  • Activities, worksheets, loan boxes

  • Tea Room

  • Free car park for cars and coaches

  • Free Children's Trail

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  • Directions

    Take A46 into Lincoln and follow "Cathedral Quarter" heritage signs into city. The Museum is situated on Burton Rd which is five minutes walk from Lincoln castle and Cathedral. Free parking available at the Museum.

    Museum of Lincolnshire Life Postcode for SatNav: LN1 3LY


    +44 (0)1522 528 448
    +44 (0)1522 521 264

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