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The Collection / Usher Gallery

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Address: 1 Danes Terrace, Lincoln LN2 1LP, England
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+44 1522 782040
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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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Great for wet day fun

The collection is something well worth a visit if you're in the area. All the exhibitions, a small cinema, dress up, trails, cafe and play room are a wonderful way to spend a day... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The collection is something well worth a visit if you're in the area. All the exhibitions, a small cinema, dress up, trails, cafe and play room are a wonderful way to spend a day. Fabulous time had by all

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well thought out set of exhibition rooms catering for all ages and a wide variety of interests. I've visited it with other old fogeys like myself as well as with 3 year old grand children and all got something out of it.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious selection of cakes and other afternoon tea delicacies. On a bright sunny day the courtyard is a lively place to sit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent about 4 hours across the 2 sites. Some interesting pieces of art and a lot of historical information.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a friendly, exhibit-stuffed and totally accessible 'pair' of attractions in very close proximity. The Usher Gallery hosts art in the form of paintings and sculpture/artefacts that are always interesting. It often has special exhibitions and so an eye on the website must be kept! The Collection has a fine time-line of Lincolnshire life and history from pre-history to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to visit, a lovely building housing a great collection, very pleased we noticed the advert promoting the display, helpful staff explaining about the building and User.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Excellent archaeology and interesting contemporary and traditional art. The staff were friendly and helpful and the facilities were welcoming and very clean

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

excellent access, all around actual buildings, there is a car park opposite usher gallery, but disabled spaces on a slight slope. worth a visit, great cafe with great food though a bit tight for power chair. disabled toilet size ok, but possibly issue for vision impaired as doors not very clearly marked and blends in with the space.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

It was brilliant to see the original John Carmichael oil painting of Lincoln Cathedral from the Brayford. I've had the print for years and specifically went to see this original artwork. Also liked the works by LS Lowry with the cathedral on the horizon and artwork by Lincolnshire artists Peter De Wint and William Logsdail. Beautiful ceramics, enamels, glass and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Easy to miss this gallery/museum but seek it out lots for the kids and adults alike ,marvellous paintings interesting artefacts with a cafe as well, great and all free,bargain .

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