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Places to go: 10 Lincolnshire museums to visit

East Kirkby Aviation Museum under the spectacle of Avro Lancaster Bomber "Just Jane" ENGEMN00120130102155548
East Kirkby Aviation Museum under the spectacle of Avro Lancaster Bomber "Just Jane" ENGEMN00120130102155548

A guide to 10 well-known - and some not so - Lincolnshire museums:​

The Bubblecar Museum - Langrick, Boston: a museum with over 50 microcars and scooters from the 50s and 60s, a row of recreated shops, memorabilia, a gift shop and a cafe. Find out more here

Made in Lincolnshire day at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life EMN-140715-151437001
Made in Lincolnshire day at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life EMN-140715-151437001

Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Burton Road, Lincoln: providing interesting information about the rich and varied history of the area and its people. A number of exhibits, an interactive gallery, history Hunter trail and playground for the kids.

Entry is free. More information here

And just behind the museum, is Ellis Windmill, dating from 1798, it is the sole survivor of nine mills that formerly faced west over the steep slopes of the Lincoln Edge. Find out more on this website

Louth Museum: plenty to discover including as a panoramic view of Victorian Louth, the story of the Ghost of the Green Lady, rock and fossils, plus 200,000 years of local archaeology.

Ayscoughfee Hall Museum, Churchgate, Spalding: set in a Medieval Hall dating back to around 1451. This fascinating grade I listed building includes exhibitions, displays and educational opportunities. The gardens feature a Yew Tree walk dating back to the 1720s. The Ornamental Lake is headed by a War Memorial designed by the architect Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Entry to Museum and Gardens is free. Find out more here

Burghley House, Burghley House estate, Stamford, PE9 3JY: regarded by many as the finest Elizabethan House in England, Burghley House was built in the 16th Century by William Cecil, the first Lord Burghley.

Now in the hands of Lady Victoria Leatham, the house, extensive grounds and sculpture park are open to the public over the summer period. Find out more by clicking

Grantham Museum, St Peters Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PY: a volunteer-run museum currently contains exhibitions on: D-Day, The Life of Margaret Thatcher, and one around the World War Two dambusters raid which was devised in Grantham. Entry is free. Find out more at

Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, East Kirkby Airfield, near Spilsby: home to Lancaster NX611 and a museum based on a WWII airfield with original control tower, Home Front exhibition, Hampden restoration project, memorial chapel, “seen as a living memorial to the 55,500 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WW2”. Find out more here

Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum, Woodhall Spa, LN10 6SH: a small museum full of intriguing stories and displays about Woodhall Spa, the local area and the Wield family, who lived in the building from 1887 until the 1960s. Also featuring seasonal exhibitions and events. One TripAdvisor reviewer commented “A really quaint museum. It feels as if the occupants have only just popped out and will be back later.” For more go to the website

Lincoln Castle: recently reopened after a £22m refurbishment. Built by William the Conqueror in 1068 on a site occupied since Roman times, it also houses one of only four surviving copies of Magna Carta, find out more here


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