Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Plan your visit

Admission to the museum is free, except for event days.


Festival of History: Victorian Zone

From authentic curiosities to quirky memorabilia, immerse yourself in Victorian life.

Join us as we explore the region’s contributions to Victorian society, celebrate our shared identity and encourage a deeper appreciation for our historical achievements as part of the Lincoln Festival of History.

On Saturday 4 May, a cast of curious characters will bring the museum to life:

  • In the kitchen, meet the maid, catch a whiff of historical recipes and be baffled by the unusual kitchen implements she uses daily.
  • The stern gaze of Mr Liberty, the School Master, awaits you in the Victorian schoolroom.
  • Witness the clattering of our 1857 printing press as Mr Black stamps out his stories.
  • Meet Mystic Maxine, our resident Victorian physic, a popular Victorian pastime.
  • In the pharmacy, Mrs Cheshire will be blending traditional remedies and explaining emerging scientific advancements, reflecting the era’s evolving understanding of medicine and healthcare.
  • The Victorian solider in his meticulous uniform will highlight Lincolnshire's heroic military past.

Tickets for the Saturday event cost just £3 for adults, £1.50 per child, and £2 for concessions. Or buy a family ticket for two adults and up to three children for £6. Simply pay on the door on the day.

Normal opening times

You can visit the museum Friday to Tuesday between 10am and 4pm (last entry 3.45pm).

The museum has a small car park to the front and side of the building. It is fully accessible to wheelchair users.

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Café and shop

Our gift shop sells unusual gifts and toys, period postcards and a range of heritage books.

The Gatehouse Tearoom is open the same days at the museum and is open from 10am to 3pm.

Learning visits

The learning offer to schools, colleges, universities and community groups focuses on the Victorian and early 20th century era history as well as creative arts and planting.

Loans kits are also available for hire.

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Contact Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Address: Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LY

Telephone: 01522 782040