We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Burton Rd, Lincoln, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 528448
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 824 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 541
    Excellent
  • 236
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interactive

Very interactive and interesting,staff welcoming and lots to see. Coffee shop for snacks and drinks and even an area to buy gifts at reasonable prices. Excellent for children to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Melanie K
,
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

824 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 819: English reviews
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interactive and interesting,staff welcoming and lots to see. Coffee shop for snacks and drinks and even an area to buy gifts at reasonable prices. Excellent for children to get 'hands on' a bit of history

Helpful?
Thank Melanie K
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum many times, when my children were young they loved it, and still do now they are grown up, I always enjoy my time there. Interesting rooms, and shops to look in, they often have special event days. It is always a pleasure and like stepping back in time. A great free museum, and staff are always on... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank lindawardale
Wells, Nevada
Level Contributor
74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing slick here, just an utterly charming (and free) museum. A warm welcome, and fascinating exhibits. As it's the old barracks, you'd expect the regimental section to be good, and it doesn't disappoint. At the moment they have a full size WW1 tank (invented in Lincoln). There is a shed of interesting carts, agricultural machines and other large items. I... More 

Helpful?
Thank AnnieBooboos
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a brilliant morning wondering around this fascinating museum. It contained a wealth of information about the area and was most interesting. I was not aware that the first tanks were built in Lincoln. We were even treated to a brave gentleman riding a penny farthing bicycle. It does appear under advertised but does contain many exhibits and in... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank John187061
Ilkeston, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
136 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For a free Museum it was OK to spend an hour or so walking through it looking at life in the Victorian times. The Cafe is disappointing and offers little in the way of comfort. On the whole worth a visit and a donation.

Helpful?
Thank Kevin D
Lewes, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for anyone remotely interested in history (social, mechanical, etc.). Difficult to describe adequately - go there and see for yourself!

Helpful?
Thank Malcolm C
UK
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free entry to a very interesting museum. Well laid out and accessible for the less mobile adults as well as lively children. Nice cafe to finish off in.

Helpful?
Thank spacehopper88
Scarborough, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
155 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for shelter during a downpour on a cold Sunday morning. Very few things are free nowadays so it's worth visiting just for that. We found it very interesting, especially the war exhibition and on a Sunday , it's unlimited parking on the adjacent roads.

Helpful?
Thank neiljaffa
Inverness, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

interesting hour spent with elderly mother. lots of transport to see. staff friendly and helpful. great kids outdoor area. cafe

Helpful?
Thank MarieW1234
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really interesting and free. Would advise anyone with children to go. We had my 4yr old and 12yr old Granddaughters with us. Would go again as there was so much to see. Maybe next time without the grand children so I can spend more time. Parking was a bit of a nightmare but otherwise well worth the visit

Helpful?
Thank Glynis S

Travellers who viewed Museum of Lincolnshire Life also viewed

Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
 

Been to Museum of Lincolnshire Life? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Museum of Lincolnshire Life and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question
Brigg, United Kingdom
over a year ago
over a year ago

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Museum of Lincolnshire Life staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?