Lincolnshire Archives

Free collections access days

We allow free access on monthly dates throughout the year to museum collection items across our heritage sites, and 'restricted access' documents at Lincolnshire Archives, unless the document is not publically accessible. 

You can book a one-hour appointment for up to two people.

During your visit, we will provide a member of staff to support you.

Free access dates

Our Managed Access to Collections Scheme will be reinstated from January 2022.


  • Thursday 15 December


  • Tuesday 17 January
  • Thursday 16 February
  • Tuesday 14 March
  • Thursday 13 April
  • Tuesday 16 May
  • Thursday 15 June
  • Tuesday 18 July
  • Thursday 17 August
  • Tuesday 19 September
  • Thursday 19 October
  • Tuesday 14 November
  • Thursday 14 December


  • Tuesday 16 January
  • Thursday 15 February
  • Tuesday 19 March

Booking closes two weeks before each date.

If you book access outside of these dates, fees and charges will apply.

You will need to travel to the location where we hold your requested item. This could be at:

To book, email

What happens next?

If we can meet your request, we will send you a booking confirmation.

We will give you the venue details and a point of contact for your visit.

If we cannot meet your request, we will tell you why. Where appropriate, we will invite you to resubmit a request for an alternative date.