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BDT goes large: The Collection, Lincoln

Posted by on Thursday, 24 April, 2014 in BDT goes large, Featured, Museums, Rainy day

BDT goes large: The Collection, Lincoln

babydaytripper spent a lovely weekend in the historic city of Lincoln recently, one of the highlights of which was a return visit to The Collection, a great family-friendly museum which we first visited on a previous trip.

The Collection explores Lincolnshire’s rich archeological history, taking visitors on a journey through time from pre-history to the middle ages. The gallery is full of interactive exhibits, from dressing up in authentic historical costumes and armour to building a Roman mosaic. You can visit the workshop of a Viking comb maker, find out about some of the animals that roamed the landscape of Ice Age Lincolnshire and see a complete Iron Age boat.

When you’ve seen enough, there’s a play room for small children with a huge range of toys and activities. MJ enjoyed dressing up in various period costumes, particularly as a knight, and standing in front of the portrait picture frame, while baby G spent time hanging out in the padded baby area with rattles and soft toys. You can also pick up an activity backpack to help children to explore the Museum.

Interest rating

A manageably-sized Museum that is impressively geared up for families with small children in the heart of Lincoln’s historic centre.

Admission cost

Admission to The Collection is free.

Opening hours

10am to 4pm daily.


The Collection is accessible to pushchairs. It has baby changing facilities, a buggy park and a children’s play room.


The Collection has a licensed café serving hot and cold drinks, hot and cold food and a children’s menu. As a guide, a cappuccino costs £2.45.

Contact details

Telephone: 01522 782040


Getting there

Address: Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP


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