Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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The museum of Lincolnshire Life is the largest and most diverse community museum in the county. Just five minutes walk from Lincoln Castle, the museum reflects the culture of the people of Lincolnshire.
Be inspired to discover more about the rich heritage of Lincolnshire and gain an insight into local culture today. Displays include life in Victorian Times, agriculture and industry and transport, for example our wonderful collection of steam and oil engines. The museum is also home to the Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Galleries.

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Opening hours

April - September: open daily, 10.00 to 16.00, (last admission 15.30).
October - March: Mon to Sat, 10.00 to 16.00, (last admission 15.30).

Closed Sun from October to March.
Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Admission charges

Free Entry

Additional info

Gatehouse Tearoom is open at the Museum to provide a selection of light refreshments.

Victorian social history (life at home, life at work)
Industry and engineering

Collection details

Agriculture, Industry, Land Transport, Science and Technology, Social History, Weapons and War

Key artists and exhibits

  • World War One Tank
  • Agricultural machinery
  • Steam engines
  • The museum is housed in a Victorian Army Barracks
Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
Lincs to the Past

Lincs to the Past

Our new website allows you to browse and buy images from Lincolnshire’s Cultural collections. You can also view exhibitions and learning resources. There are over 500,000 images available on the website including archive documents, maps and photographs.

Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Burton Road




01522 528448


01522 782040

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