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The Collection / Usher Gallery

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Address: 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
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Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together...

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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This is an attraction of 2 halves. The Usher Gallery is all about paintings and porcelain and the collection is about the history of Lincoln through archeological finds. There was... read more

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an attraction of 2 halves. The Usher Gallery is all about paintings and porcelain and the collection is about the history of Lincoln through archeological finds. There was some very interesting pieces in both buildings. Well worth a visit and they are both free

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only visited the cafe and the play area but was worth the trip. A lot of selection in the cafe and the service was fab. The food was lovely and they specialise in sweet and savoury crepes, which is nice as no other place does in Lincoln. The play area although small had lots of things to keep the kids... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a brilliant place especially the Usher gallery - fell in love with the procelain, so beautifully decorated and with one of the paintings. Also some very interesting clocks

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Thank Tina H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place to recharge the batteries whilst seeing all that's on offer in the museum and gallery

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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great displays suitable for all ages. Friendly staff. Excellent tea room. Art Gallery alongside. I recommend this excellent attraction, near to the cathedral.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well presented collection of artefacts from different periods. Handy as a rainy day activity, not overwhelming in size.

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Stansted Mountfitchet, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Some lovely pictures, well presented in a small but well laid out gallery. Would definitely recommend a visit

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

...it could be so much better. There's plenty for a couple of hours and some great interactive bits for kids. What really lets it down is that the labelling is hit and miss. At a recent 'Egyptian Event', for example, many of the Egyptian exhibits lacked proper labelling - transliteration and/or provenance - which rather spoiled the experience. The linked... More 

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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

We took a visiting friend here because he is very interested in art. He visits Italy regularly on art trips, so we thought he would enjoy The Usher Gallery. What a let down and a waste of car parking money. Not nearly as good as I expected, one room was closed, they appeared to be re-arranging. Our friend was also... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The Usher Gallery has a permanent collection of art, ceramics and some large marble sculptures all of which I find very interesting. However, there have been some excellent temporary exhibitions of international standard visiting, the most recent being the finalists from the National Portrait Gallery BP competition which was hosted for 2 months, on the way to Scotland, in the... More 

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