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Lincolnshire Museums & Galleries

including civic and independent art galleries and museums in Lincolnshire...

Museums long ago ceased to be stuffy rooms full of glass cases containing bits of old pottery and fossilised bones. Today even most conventional museums include changing displays but over recent years there has been a growth in industrial and "living" museums. Here you can learn about local heritage, get a feel for how people lived and worked, the hardships they endured...

Galleries listed include not just civic galleries displaying publicly owned artworks, but also privately owned galleries with items for sale.

Lincolnshire Museums and Galleries

East Kirkby Airfield, East Kirkby, Spilsby, Lincolnshire, PE23 4DE
An aircraft museum based on a 1940's Bomber Airfield. You can ride on one of the UK's only working AVRO LANCASTER BOMBER - With fully working engine start-ups and exciting taxi runs!! A great day out packed with world war memorabilia, planes and heritage! Hot food is available at all times throughout the year. We are members of the English Tourist Board.
Tel: 01790 763207
E-mail: enquiries@lincsaviation.co.uk
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blank tabGAINSBOROUGH OLD HALLMuseums & Galleries
Parnell Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2NB
One of the hidden gems of Lincolnshire.

Over 500 years old it is one of the best preserved medieval manor houses in the country.

Room settings provide impressions of life past and free audio guides give a fascinating insight into the hall and the people who lived in it.

There is a programme of special events including exhibitions, craft fairs, music and lecture series.

Admission Charged.
Tel: 01522 782040    Fax: 01427 612779
E-mail: gainsborougholdhall@lincolnshire.gov.uk
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blank tabTHE VILLAGE CHURCH FARMMuseums & Galleries
Church Road South, Skegness, Lincolnshire, PE25 2HF
Disabled Facilities

Museum of farming and country life of the early 1900's set in original farmhouse and buildings. A restored thatched Lincolnshire mud and stud cottage, barn tearoom, gallery, wagon hovels and timber barn. Special events and demonstrations held at different times throughout the year, please contact to confirm. Free parking and picnic area within grounds. Open April to October all week.
Tel: 01754 766658
E-mail: info@churchfarmvillage.org.uk
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Whisby Road, North Hykeham, Lincoln, LN6 3QT
Disabled Facilities

The museum houses a collection of over 65 vintage vehicles, buses and commercial vehicles spanning over 75 years of road transport history. There are also many interesting displays of transport history including cars, buses, motorbikes, commercial vehicles and bicycles as well as a traditional workshop.
Tel: 01522 500566
E-mail: info@lvvs.org.uk
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Priest's House

Easton on the Hill, nr Stamford, Lincolnshire
Tel: 01780 766317        E-mail: priestshouse2@nationaltrust.org.uk

The Priest's House © Richard Croft
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Small pre-Reformation stone building.

Of interest for its architecture, the house also contains a small museum illustrating past village life.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Stamford Museum

Broad Street, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 1PJ
Tel: 01780 766317      E-mail: stamford_museum@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Stamford has been called the finest stone town in England, a town that has escaped both the ravages of the Industrial Revolution and the 20th century. The town offers such a rich mixture that it is difficult to take it all in on a single visit. The museum's job is to provide an interpretation for the visitor. It does this through its displays, which set out the history and archaeology of Stamford.

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Manor House Museum

West St, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9DJ
Tel: 01507 463073

Alford Manor House dates (with additions) from Tudor times and is now a museum of local history, including a Victorian schoolroom, Victorian/Edwardian room, pharmacy, veterinary surgery, cobbler's shop, dairy and pantry, police cell, and sweet making display.

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Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visits

Coningsby, Lincoln, LN4 4SY
Tel: 01526 344041    E-mail: bbmf@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Unique opportunity to visit the RAF Memorial Flight on their home territory. Watch technicians who have learnt skills all but lost, working on the Lancaster Bomber, one of only two in the world still flying, five Spitfires, two Hurricanes, two Chipmunks and a Dakota. Visitor Centre with permanent displays, temporary exhibitions and shop.

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Immingham Museum

Immingham Resource Centre, Margaret Street, Immingham.
Tel: 01472 577066     E-mail: immingham@bmummery.freeserve.co.uk

Many displays including those showing the building of the docks and railway memorabilia of the Great Central Railway & LNER, local history display, Victorian/Edwardian room, chemist shop, grocer's shop.

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Boston Guildhall Museum

South St, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6HT
Tel: 01205 365954    Fax: 01205 353284    E-mail: heritage@originalboston.freeserve.co.uk

Built in the 15th Century, the Guildhall was originally used by the Guild of St. Mary. When this organisation ceased to be, the building was passed to the 'Corporation of Boston' in 1546 and effectively became the new Town Hall. Sixty years later it was used to imprison Pilgrim fathers awaiting trial. Attractions include medieval stained glass and an ingenious roasting spit in the kitchen. Open all year round.

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Grantham Museum

St. Peters Hill, Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PY
Tel: 01476 568783    Fax: 01476 592457    E-mail: grantham.museum@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Grantham Museum is the interpretation centre for this market town and its surrounding area. Come and explore its displays of archaeology and social history. Find out about Isaac Newton (1642-1727), who was born locally and educated in Grantham. A great physicist, he was voted 'Man of the Millennium' by the Sunday Times. Margaret Thatcher was born in Grantham and she has given the museum many personal items.

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Usher Art Gallery

Lindum Rd, Lincoln, LN2 1NN
Tel: 01522 527980    Fax: 01522 560165    E-mail: usher.gallery@lincolnshire.gov.uk

The Usher Gallery was founded in 1927 following the bequest of an outstanding collection of decorative art including clocks, watches, porcelain, enamels, miniatures and silver. The fine art collection features paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture dating from the 17th century to the present day. Artists and subjects associated with Lincolnshire are afforded a particular focus.

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