PDF 1MB - The Collection

Dress up as a princess, a
knight or even a dragon
and enter the ‘Step into
a Portrait’ picture frame.
Create a work of art that
might even make it onto
the masterpiece wall.
Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln,
The Collection brings together Lincolnshire’s
archaeology museum and Usher Gallery in
one fantastic visitor attraction.
Bright and engaging,
there’s something for all
younger children
including toddlers and a
safe play space for babies.
Visitor Information
The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP
For enquiries and bookings or to receive this leaflet in
alternative formats and languages please contact the
Customer Service Centre on +44 (0) 1522 782040
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.thecollectionmuseum.com
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Ask about our
themed birthday
parties at The
dinosaurs, mummies
and knights. Prices
from £6.99 per
child, or hire PLAY
exclusively for your
own party!
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An activity centre for younger visitors
to the museum to play and learn.
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There is a free
storytime for
under 5’s every
morning at
Stories to
delight and
enthral young
The Collection includes a wealth of artefacts from the
Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking
and Medieval eras as well as fine, decorative and
contemporary visual arts.
• Gift shop
• Guided tours/
interactive guide
• Loan boxes
• Archaeology
• School visits
• Group
• Events and
Relax and enjoy food and drink in our cafe
run by Lincoln’s premier tea and coffee
specialists, Stokes at The Collection
• Room hire
• Birthday parties
• Storytime
• Play area
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Opening Hours
The Collection is open throughout the year.
Monday - Sunday10am - 4pm
Opens at 10.45am first Monday of every month
Last admission 3.45pm
Closed 24 - 26 December, 31 December and 1 January
The Collection is fully accessible with an induction loop at
reception. Sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs.
Events & Exhibitions
Tales of Courtly Love
Tuesday 17 February
To find out more visit www.thecollectionmuseum.com
together to present a fabulous
week of arts events and activities
for children across the city.
A medieval family fun day with
activities linked to knights,
princesses and monks.
Free entry, charges will apply to
some events.
Optional £1 crafts
Tuesday 31 March
Posterngate Open Day
Friday 6 March
A rare chance to visit the
Roman gateway under
Saltergate. Tours every 30
minutes from 10am to 3.30pm
Admission: Adults £1 /
Children under 16 free
Mummy Madness
An Ancient Egyptian themed
family fun day.
Optional £1 crafts
Anglo-Saxon Invasion
Wednesday 8 April
Learn how to be a warrior at
our Anglo-Saxon family fun
Eastival: Lincoln
Children’s Arts Festival
Optional £1 crafts
Saturday 28 March to
Saturday 11 April
Saturday 16 May
The Collection, Lincoln Drill
Hall, LPAC and the Terry
O’Toole theatre have come
Multimedia digital tour guides
allow you to explore the museum
and Usher Gallery in detail.
Museums at Night
The Collection will again be
part of the national Museums
at Night event, where
hundreds of museums and
heritage sites across the UK
will be open late. We will be
hosting a number of activities
on the night.
Greek Hero Day
Wednesday 27 May
An Ancient Greek themed
family fun day.
Optional £1 crafts
Posterngate Open Day
Saturday 13 June
A rare chance to visit the
Roman gateway under
Saltergate. Tours every 30
minutes from 10am to 3.30pm
Admission: Adults £1 /
Children under 16 free
Archaeology Day – Back
to the Trowel
Thursday 23 July
Optional £1 crafts
Time Travelling Day
Thursday 20 August
Dr Burne’s patented fantastical
time travelling device adventure
day. A family fun day with a
chance to travel through time
(assuming the time machine
Optional £1 crafts
Posterngate Open Day
in this touring exhibition from
the National Portrait Gallery.
the year. Film listings are
available at the reception desk.
Lincolnshire’s Great
Author Talks and
Free entry, charges will apply to
some events.
Haunted Museum
What is Art? Where does
it come from? How does it
develop? What is it for? How
does it work? These questions
can be interpreted in many
different ways by many
different people.
Come along to examine art
works spanning the centuries
by artists including Lucian
Freud, Yves Klein, Jack
Vettriano, L.S. Lowry and
Jeremy Deller and join in the
See a blockbuster exhibition
across three Lincoln venues.
Discover rare artefacts with
Lincolnshire connections drawn
from private, national and
international collections to
celebrate the wealth Lincolnshire
has brought to the world.
A sci-fi themed family fun
weekend with craft activities, guest
talks, film screenings and more.
Tuesday 27 October
A spooky themed family fun
A rare chance to visit the
Roman gateway under
Saltergate. Tours every 30
minutes from 10am to 3.30pm
Seaside and Sailors
The Collection is pleased to be
hosting this year’s Lincoln Book
Festival, please see website for
Lincoln Book Festival
Monday 28 September to
Saturday 3 October
These details are printed and
displayed together to give both
a tantalising glimpse into each
artwork, and create a huge
collage of images.
10 and 11 October
Optional £1 crafts
Run in partnership with
Lincolnshire Heritage and other
local heritage societies,
Archaeology Day is an event for
all ages with talks for adults and
activities for children.
A family fun day with a whiff of
Empire at The Collection
Friday 4 September
Admission: Adults £1 /
Children under 16 free
Tuesday 4 August
(detail): A contemporary
art exhibition curated by
Andrew Bracey.
20 December 2014 –
19 April 2015
(detail) features the work of
118 international artists,
including David Reed, Fiona
Rae, Daniel Sturgis, Neal Rock,
Pavel Büchler, Shirley Kaneda
and Julie Heffernan, who
have each selected a close-up
from one of their paintings.
31 January – 10 May 2015
Picture the Poet
2 May – 2 August 2015
Discover the faces of poets
working today, including
Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon
Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy,
27 June – 27 September 2015
Frequency Festival of
Digital Culture 2015
23 October – 1 November
In partnership with Lindum
Books, we host regular author
talks and signings. Past authors
include Andy McNab, Elly
Griffiths and Jeffery Deaver.
Lunchtime lectures
Free 30 minute archaeology
lectures take place monthly in
our auditorium.
Throughout the year
The schools’
programme at
The Collection
museum is a
Sandford Award
winner, the only national award
for quality and excellence in
Free Film Screenings
For more information:
We have a weekly programme
of film screenings throughout
Phone: 01522 552121 or Email:
[email protected]
This year, Frequency will
explore the theme of
liberation, as part of the
celebrations for the 800th
anniversary of the Magna Carta.