Libraries, leisure and heritage

Heritage sites

The government has announed that public places, including museums and galleries, can reopen from 4 July.

However, we will not be opening our museum, gallery and archive sites on this date.

Lincoln Castle's Victorian Prison and Magna Carta Vault, The Collection Museum, Lincolnshire Archives and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre will reopen in the week commencing 13th July.

With social distancing measures in place, the sites will be run slightly differently.

Lincoln Castle will be fully reopened –visitors will need to book a timed ticket in advance for the Victorian Prison, Magna Carta Vault and its amazing Medieval Wall Walk via www.lincolncastle.com (tickets will go live on Friday 10th July).

The Collection Museum in Lincoln will reopen for six days a week, for access to the archaeology gallery- exploring the story of Lincolnshire’s fascinating heritage. Visitors will need to pre-book online at www.thecollectionmuseum.com. The children's play area will remain closed.

Lincolnshire Archives, on Rumbold Street in Lincoln, will reopen on Tuesday - Thursday, on a reduced service. Visitors will need to pre-book by appointment at least seven days in advance via [email protected].

Reopening in conjunction with the RAF, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight visitor centre (BBMF), will be open for tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Visitors will need to pre-book a space at least seven days in advance via [email protected].

The sites that will remain fully closed are:

  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life
  • The Usher Gallery
  • Gainsborough Old Hall
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