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Usher Gallery

Lindum Road

The Usher Gallery was founded in 1927 following the bequest to the City of Lincoln of an outstanding collection of decorative art. The James Ward Usher Bequest contains important clocks and watches, porcelain, enamels, miniatures and silver, together with the cabinets in which the objects were originally displayed.

Today the Gallery's decorative art collections also include glass, a loan exhibition of Pinxton and Toksey porcelain, costume and a distinctive collection of 20th century studio pottery.

The fine art collections feature paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture dating from the 17th century to the present day. Artists and subjects associated with the historic County of Lincolnshire are afforded a particular focus. Significant 19th century Lincolnshire born artists include William Logsdail, Frank Bramley, C.H. Shannon and William Warrener. Peter De Wint, a leading practitioner in watercolour, became closely connected to Lincoln by marriage, and the Gallery holds the most comprehensive national collection of his drawings, paintings, prints and artefacts.

Views of the historic buildings and landscapes of Lincolnshire by a host of artists including J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Girtin, John Piper and L.S. Lowry are found in the Gallery's extensive topographical collection.

The collections of the Usher Gallery are constantly enriched through the acquisition of new works by purchase, gift or bequest.

General Information:

  • Disabled parking, access, and toilets
  • Induction loops - lectures
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Shop
  • Art loan Scheme
  • Café
  • Friends Lecture Series

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    Usher Gallery Postcode for SatNav: LN2 1NN


    +44 (0)1522 527 980
    +44 (0)1522 560 165

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