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The Collection / Usher Gallery

1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
+44 1522 782040
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Outstanding once- in - lifetime exhibition

Went to re-visit The Collection building with teenage grandchildren in tow. Would not have seen the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Spalding, United Kingdom
via mobile
So interesting

There is a special exhibition on at the moment, through battles and sovereigns. It's very small... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lincoln, 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
+44 1522 782040
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Went to re-visit The Collection building with teenage grandchildren in tow. Would not have seen the special display unless the attentive staff had informed us whilst questioning entry to nearby Lincoln Castle. Along with good money offers, the suggestion that the special exhibition was worth...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a special exhibition on at the moment, through battles and sovereigns. It's very small, so we t us not overwhelming, and so well exhibited. Well worth the rest for one entry on at the moment.

Thank Hm37551
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a quite vast collection over a wide range of interests covering from local archaeology, to documents, art, prints, militaria, etc of National importance. We found access to magnifying glasses would be an advantage. Also to note that the building is situated effectively"half-way" down...More

Thank wrinklies2
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have previously visited with friends and on a University trip, and the museum is amazing. It's very well set out, presented and is full of marvellous artefacts. On this recent visit I visited the Battles and Dynasties collection with a friend. This exhibit is...More

Thank Natalie H
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Usher Gallery is tow buildings next to each other an older building with paintings and antiques which we plan to give more time to the next time we are in Lincoln and the new building which houses the archaeological collections which includes until September...More

Thank AdiPLancashire
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Usher Gallery tucked away behind Steep Hill is small but has a lovely, varied collection of paintings, sculpture, pottery included a Grayson Perry and a superb watch collection. Cool, light and airy this wonderful Victorian building is a joy to visit. It is free...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We first came to the collections part , it holds some very interesting collections from diffrent places and times . The Egyptian artefacts are very nice , it's not a massive place but it takes a fair bit of time if you read all the...More

Thank gothicwax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some truly remarkable documents and artifacts make up this fascinating exhibition. Prompted by the anniversary (this year) of the important Battle of Lincoln 800 years ago (look it up), I felt it was well worth the admission charge. The Collection's permanent exhibition is free but...More

Thank 179geoffreyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited The Collection and the Usher Gallery during our week's holiday to Lincolnshire. The former is Lincoln's award wining archaeological museum and the latter their premier art gallery. We only had time unfortunately for a short visit and spent most of...More

Thank Rhys J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating gallery. A wonderful blend of historic artefacts and contemporary exhibits. Loved the display of grandfather clocks. Wish I could hear the tick tocks. A gem of a find in Lincoln. Free entrance makes it an excellent visit.

Thank MeDC65
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Cheeky M
13 July 2015|
Response from Caroline W | Property representative |
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