Step into history for Victorian adventures at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Lincoln Festival of History, 2-4 May 2024, Victorian Zone at Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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.

All the above will be underscored and enhanced by the haunting melodies of our Victorian harmonium street musician.

The excitement continues on Sunday and Monday, when visitors can enjoy hands-on experiences, captivating demonstrations, and a chance to delve into Lincolnshire's rich history. Don't miss this unique opportunity to journey through time and make memories with your family.

Steve Dunk, visitor experience manager at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life, said:

“During the Victorian era, Lincolnshire was a powerhouse of industrial innovation and military might. Our county was once revered around the world, and this is something the Museum of Lincolnshire Life proudly celebrates!

“From day to day living, to the hustle and bustle of industrial progress, this event will really encapsulate the diverse facets of Victorian life in Lincolnshire. So roll up, roll up for an engaging journey through history, where every corner reveals a snapshot of this influential Lincolnshire period.”

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.

The museum is free to enter on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May 2024.

Published: 4th March 2024