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Museum of Lincolnshire Life

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Address: Old Barracks Burton Road, Lincoln LN1 3LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1522 528448

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Great building, great displays, room for children to play

This museum is housed in a former barracks, which means that it has an enclosed open air quadrangle at its heart. This has cleverly been turned into a play area for children... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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Loughborough, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This museum is housed in a former barracks, which means that it has an enclosed open air quadrangle at its heart. This has cleverly been turned into a play area for children, which is great considering how some museums don't cater for active children. There is evidence of the museum's former use at various points, and in the shop and... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent museum not too far from the Cathedral. On our first visit to Lincoln we learnt quite a lot about the area here and now try to return whenever we go back. It's free, friendly staff and plenty to see .....certainly enough for a good few hours.

Thank Ian S
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interactive and interesting,staff welcoming and lots to see. Coffee shop for snacks and drinks and even an area to buy gifts at reasonable prices. Excellent for children to get 'hands on' a bit of history

Thank Melanie K
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the museum many times, when my children were young they loved it, and still do now they are grown up, I always enjoy my time there. Interesting rooms, and shops to look in, they often have special event days. It is always a pleasure and like stepping back in time. A great free museum, and staff are always on... More 

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Wells, Nevada
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74 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing slick here, just an utterly charming (and free) museum. A warm welcome, and fascinating exhibits. As it's the old barracks, you'd expect the regimental section to be good, and it doesn't disappoint. At the moment they have a full size WW1 tank (invented in Lincoln). There is a shed of interesting carts, agricultural machines and other large items. I... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a brilliant morning wondering around this fascinating museum. It contained a wealth of information about the area and was most interesting. I was not aware that the first tanks were built in Lincoln. We were even treated to a brave gentleman riding a penny farthing bicycle. It does appear under advertised but does contain many exhibits and in... More 

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Ilkeston, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For a free Museum it was OK to spend an hour or so walking through it looking at life in the Victorian times. The Cafe is disappointing and offers little in the way of comfort. On the whole worth a visit and a donation.

Thank Kevin D
Lewes, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for anyone remotely interested in history (social, mechanical, etc.). Difficult to describe adequately - go there and see for yourself!

Thank Malcolm C
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free entry to a very interesting museum. Well laid out and accessible for the less mobile adults as well as lively children. Nice cafe to finish off in.

Thank spacehopper88
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for shelter during a downpour on a cold Sunday morning. Very few things are free nowadays so it's worth visiting just for that. We found it very interesting, especially the war exhibition and on a Sunday , it's unlimited parking on the adjacent roads.

Thank neiljaffa

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