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. By using our Lincoln vacation trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Museum of Lincolnshire Life and other attractions in Lincoln.
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  • August 19, 2017
    This was better than expected and entry was free which is very unusual. Lot's to look atand loads of info on the history of the items on display and life in the local area. The tea room was lovely and...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    My wife and I visited this museum as an afterthought after leaving our hotel. How glad we were that we did visit it. It is a good look back into time and I found the military section very moving indee...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    What a find. Excellent exhibitions of Victorian life. Then a military museum (collection of Victoria Crosses not to be missed), then a transport museum (with one of the first Tanks), then a Victorian ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Nice little place to visit. Small playground for the kids, tea shop and of course the museum, for which you'll need to appreciate agricultural machines to get the most out of. Pleasant place
  • Beautiful setting with great content. If anything it could do with more space! Good children's trail activities too.
  • Great place, free entry, outdoor play area for children, cheap cafe, lovely staff and make sure you see the upstairs part when you go in as I missed it on our first few visits and it's great!
  • Museum is ok, and live performance informative, ladies on the desk not really on the ball, they for got to mention Easter treasure hunt and we had to ask for map and where to go ! Basics that should just come naturally when taking your money

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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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