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“Excellent experience for all the family”

Museum of Lincolnshire Life
Ranked #4 of 76 things to do in Lincoln
Certificate of Excellence
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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent experience for all the family”
Reviewed November 3, 2013

Visited this weekend with family including three grandchildren aged between 5 and 6.

The staff who greeted us were attentive, informative and very pleasant. They listened to the children and asked if they would like to take part in a quiz. They were given a clipboard and a list of items to spot in the museum for each letter of the alphabet. We all enjoyed looking at all the exhibits and seeing how life has changed over the years. All the outdoor and indoor exhibits were very interesting and the children managed to find something for each letter (including 'exit' for the letter X!!). They all received a badge for completing the quiz.

Some of the outdoor play area was closed for maintenance but the children enjoyed playing while we had a welcome cup of tea sitting watching them.

There is no charge for admission. If you haven't visited it before do so. It's only a few minutes walk from the castle where we had also visited but we enjoyed the Museum of Village Life more.

Visited November 2013
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Durham, United Kingdom
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564 reviews
396 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
“OK. Nice cafe.”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

Visited here with my family but, having been to quite a few of these recreated Victorian villages, found this one to be rather disappointing, if not boring. Spent less than half an hour wandering around, and we'd all had enough by then. The best thing was the coffee shop and we spent longer here than in the whole of the rest of the museum. Very reasonably priced with some delicious cakes. If this museum hadn't been free I'd have felt very ripped off, but in the end it kept us busy for an hour in a city where there is little for children of my kids' age (5 and 7) to do.

Visited October 2013
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Dudley, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Lovely in Lincoln”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

This museum is a little gem. Really interesting and you learn so many facts and the history of the area. Great for adults and children. Also, it's free!

Visited March 2013
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“FANTASTIC”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

A view into our past......Pleasant staff/amazing location to visit. I'm not going to ramble on but get yourself there and experience the exhibits for yourself!! ONE OF LINCOLNS BEST ATTRACTIONS FOR FAMILY'S.

Visited August 2013
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Southport, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Museum of Lincolnshire life”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

Went to this place not really expecting very much but to our surprise the place was really good, lots to see mostly indoors, give it a look next time you go that way.

Visited October 2013
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