Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln

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Relive over 250 years of culture and history at Museum of Lincolnshire Life. Housed in Victorian barracks built in 1857, the museum celebrates the many facets of Lincoln history with various exhibits, including ones on agriculture, industry, and domestic life. Have a look at one of the first army tanks built for World War I or view locally built farm machinery. The museum is free of charge and provides free parking on site. Before you leave, stop by the Ellis Mill, a fully functioning 18th-century windmill located behind the museum. To visit Museum of Lincolnshire Life and get the most from your holiday in Lincoln, create itinerary details personal to you using our Lincoln trip builder website .
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  • Great museum especially for the grandchildren, great educational visit with a cafe and play area. Took me back to my childhood.  more »
  • Located about half a mile (?) from the castle but the finger posts directing you fizzle out and we had to resort to google maps to find it. It was well worth the effort. Mainly on the level the museum...  more »
  • Visited here on an off chance not particularly expecting too much but was taken aback at how diverse and interesting the exhibits are. The military section which included two Victoria Cross’s on displ...  more »
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  • This museum is quite interesting and educational especially for children as my children enjoyed it, the museum mainly covers what life was like during World War One and Two from shops to agriculture to education to normal living and how the soldiers lived. I would highly recommend a visit to the museum of Lincolnshire life and your kids will enjoy it too.
  • A lovely place to spend time. Loads of memory-inducing stuff. Some amazing facts about how Lincoln has contributed to the history of this country. Free entry and a nice little cafe. Well worth a visit. Tourists and locals will learn a lot about our great city visiting this little gem.
  • Don't expect fancy interactive displays - this is mostly static exhibits but fascinating never the less. Entry is free (except on some event days) which means you can have a quick browse and not worry about whether you've "had your money's worth", so it's ideal of you've just got an hour or two left of a visit to Lincoln.
  • This is a great place to visit for all the family. I have been many times and it never fails to entertain with its industrial exhibits and farming machinery. There's also many rooms to look around, arranged to look like shops from the past. Also, there's an outside play area for the kids and a cafe offering simple fare. Highly recommended!
  • As the title says, it's a museum of life in Lincolnshire in days gone by. The shop displays are perfectly recreated and some of the agricultural machines are now quite rare examples. With free entry, what do you have to lose ?

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For easy access to Lincoln's historical sites, shopping, and entertainment, stay close to the old town center. An alternative option to pricey hotels, self-catering apartments offer spacious rooms and private parking, all within walking distance of the city's historical castle and cathedral. To escape the crowds and enjoy an authentic Lincolnshire experience, consider staying in the surrounding countryside, which is dotted with charming B&Bs and family-owned cottages.
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