Museum of Lincolnshire Life

About the museum

Museum of Lincolnshire Life print pressThe museum celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire from 1750 to the present day.

Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life.

It is housed in a Victorian barracks built for the Royal North Lincoln Militia in 1857.

It has nearly 250,000 objects, including an authentic World War One tank. There are also interactive galleries of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment.

There is a museum trail for children and an Historic Hunters playground.

Loan boxes are available to schools and community groups.

The museum has a dedicated room that can be hired for visiting groups, talks and meetings.

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Ellis Mill

Built in 1798, Ellis Mill is the last of nine windmills that once stood on the Lincoln hill top, and is located on Mill Road, just behind the Museum of Lincolnshire Life.

The ground floor of the mill is open to visitors on select weekends throughout the year.

It is next open on Saturday 4 June 2022 from 10am to 2pm.

Admission is free.