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The Collection / Usher Gallery

Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
01522 782040
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Ranked #7 of 37 attractions in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
Owner description: Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincoln's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Truro, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

The whole of the planet's history under one roof. Interesting relics on display. Well done Lincoln. Well attended and lots of hands on opportunities.

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Mablethorpe, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Usher Gallery before but this was the first time we went to the Collection and Usher Gallery. We had a brilliant time, some very interesting local history.

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Hull
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We stumbled upon this museum by chance during a day out in Lincoln but ended up thoroughly enjoying our visit. We visited on a day with dinosaur activities going on so the children had to hunt for dinosaur eggs and could take part in themed crafts (there was a £1 cost per craft activity but they were well resourced and... More

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West Yorkshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Extensive and interesting collection in the museum, art gallery less so but still worth a visit (and considering it's free entry). Nice cafe in the museum run by Stokes, whose cafe is at the bottom of the Steep Hill - so worth going to the museum cafe if you want to sample some items from Stokes tea, coffee and food... More

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Whether or not you have time to peruse the Usher Gallery collection, it is certainly worth making the time to visit the Stokes cafe alongside. The setting is beautiful with stunning architecture & artwork & the food fresh & tempting. We did not have the afternoon tea for two (but I wish we had after seeing it on someone else's... More

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Brigg, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

An interesting place to spend a couple of hours and learn about Lincolnshire's past. Very informative. Pity about the cafe where although the staff were friendly they were very disorganised and got our order wrong twice. There is no entrance fee.

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well all i can say is if you want to spoil a good day then just visit here. It was awful from start to finish, with similar scenes to a dis-organised jumble sale. On top of which staff were ignorant and did not seem to know their topics, We ask a member of staff for information on something and all... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Very impressed by this as compared with the old Lincoln museum of my youth. Good mix of information, interactive exhibits, and actual objects.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Collection is a very well presented museum, the modern building is lovely and the contents enthralling. The Usher is a fine gallery housing interesting pictures with Lincolnshire connections and some excellent pottery. And both are free to enter.

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lovely museum with a very interesting collection telling the history of Lincoln. Well set out with various activities for children such as dressing up in clothes of the time. Small shop selling various bits and pieces. Site also has a lovely cafe and restaurant with outdoor seating. Just a short walk from the cathedral. Has various exhibitions that change throughout... More

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