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The Collection

1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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Interesting gallery

Popped in for a look round and stayed longer than expected. Interesting range of historical pieces... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
ManInBlack64
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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A little disappointed

The building is quite modern and has numerous artefacts set in a modern way but there are still... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
curlytail55
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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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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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1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Popped in for a look round and stayed longer than expected. Interesting range of historical pieces to look at and plenty of information to aid interpretation. Entry is by donation or free. Cafe on site but didn’t try it.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The building is quite modern and has numerous artefacts set in a modern way but there are still glass cases of artefacts that many dull type of museums display. It did not really excite me and I am not sure it is very interesting to...More

Thank curlytail55
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Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

The museum is located not far from Steep Hill. There is a sign at the entrance that implies it is necessary to pay in order to enter. This is not true, it is a free museum. Contributions are very welcome but voluntary. This attitude we...More

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Reviewed April 17, 2018

When it first opened I didnt like it much, but over the years I have been back many times and I love the way it is now laid out, Kids can try on various bits of costume. There are also quite a few small interactive...More

1  Thank Poryu
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Soaked in history, this place is great to take all ages. There are activities for the children to do on their visit and always a timetable of events through the day.

1  Thank njsmudgers
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Reviewed April 12, 2018

Went for a quick look around and ended up staying for about an hour, a lot of interesting ancient tools and weapons and clothes to try on.

1  Thank Tyler A
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Reviewed April 11, 2018 via mobile

This is two buildings adjacent to each other. The Usher is the art gallery and there really are some great paintings. I particularly liked the Lowery. The other building holds the museum and again there are some interesting exhibits. With an hour of your time.

Thank durham05
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Good for young children with lots of activities. Lincoln has loads more artefacts but where are they it’s a shame they are not on display.

Thank ginny c
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

The Collection is free entry and is packed full of really interesting artifacts, information and facts from past to present. Look out for the boat made from oak that's 2000 years old! There is a nice cafe with some outdoor seating which is nice in...More

1  Thank RachelG333
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

A superb and welcoming setting - readily accessible to town. Archaeology display very well signed and full of good information. Spacious, well lit, and enjoyable. Adjacent Usher gallery more traditional but again well signed. Attractive restaurant but prices dearer than some of adjacent eating places....More

1  Thank 1949etwall
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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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