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Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Burton Rd, Lincoln, England
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Ranked #4 of 26 Attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

It is free to enter this great museum. Very worthwhile visit; it shows many aspects of life in Lincoln over the centuries. Children are encouraged; when I visited just before Christmas 2014, there was a children's Christmas Tree there. There is also a café in the basement. Well worth a visit.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Just a fabulous half day out. Really gets the balance between historical fact and engaging presentation. From the Mesopotamian Water Carrier (modern day tank) to the cost of employing one's serfs ;-) it's able to keep even the most demanding and otherwise bored children, and adults, happy. Cracking bacon butty as well.

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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165 reviews 165 reviews
76 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

The museum is housed in an unremarkable brick building but once inside, it has some fascinating objects on display. The staff are very welcoming and admission is free - there is a small guide to help you find your way around. Apart from looking into rooms furnished in period style, there is a section on the Lincolnshire Regiments, transport and... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

My friend & I are staying in Lincoln for a few days & had heard about this museum. It was very interesting & run by friendly people. Well worth a visit. We spent a couple of hours going back in time.

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Penicuik, United Kingdom
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131 reviews 131 reviews
34 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Free entry a bonus to this wonderful museum. Fantastic displays, and lots of good information. Go and enjoy.

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

A must see if in Lincoln . A good view of what life used to be like . Ver y good to visit during the Christmas market

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Visiting the lincolnshire life museum was lovely you go back in time. Unfortunately I can remember some of the things inside. Oh dear.... But it is so nice to remember these things.We had a lovely cup of coffee in the tea room. It was extra nice because it was free. The only thing with living in Lincoln we only visit... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A great little museum and its free to go in, lots to see from tanks right down to old shops we spent a good two hours looking round

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Stamford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lincoln is rightly proud of its history: one of the main towns of England from the Romans to 1600ish, home of the Tank and many types of agricultural technology. Lots of exhibits from life in the 1800s and WW1/2.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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172 reviews 172 reviews
50 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Best of all it is FREE. Was an old garrison, turned into late 19th century shops and work places,, eg dentists, metalworkers, food shop etc. You could easily send a couple of hours here. Childrens outdoor play area in case the interest wanes. Be aware it closes at 3.30pm , so don't leave it till late afternnon to visit

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