Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincoln's archaeology museum and the Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor centre. 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.
The Play at The Collection is a free activity centre, bright and engaging; there's lots for younger children to do and a safe play space for babies. There is also plenty for older children to do in the museum including interactives, mosaic making and trails to follow.
Enjoy our wonderful cafe with vegetarian and vegan options, homemade food with local produce and delicious cakes, lunches, brunches and much more.
It's always good to know you're not staying far from tasty food and refreshing drinks! Here are a few suggestion based on the proximity.
Housed in one of the oldest buildings in the beautiful and historic city of Lincoln, with food from award winning Chef Gavin Aitkenhead and exceptional service from Samantha Tomkins and her team, The Jews House Restaurant offers the finest food served by the friendliest staff in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.
At the Jews' House the aim is quite simple: To give you an experience you remember for its remarkable flavours and polished, attentive service.
Bunty's Tea Room is a family run vintage tea room which can be found half way up Lincoln's Steep Hill. Take a nostalgic glimpse into yesteryear with the fancy teapots, mis-matched china cups and saucers, big band music and familiar scenes and objects, hung from the medieval walls of this Grade 2 listed building.
Bunty's is a traditional tea room serving homemade cakes, scones and light lunches. They have a wide selection of teas and infusions to choose from and their very own blend of loose leaf tea. They specialise in Afternoon Tea which is served throughout the day until one hour before close, all freshly prepared for you to enjoy.
The Strait and Narrow opened in 2012 with the goal of putting exactly the right drink in the hand of the customer, whatever they wanted.
They sell 130+ bottles of beer from all over the world, lots of continental draught, real ale, a comprehensive and contemporary wine list, bespoke premium spirits and an insanely large cocktail menu.
Why not make it more than a day in Lincoln and find a cosy place to stay? Here are a few possibilities close by.
Ashlin Farm Barns offers 5 luxury holiday cottages, each with their own private hot tub for 10 people, only 5 miles from Lincoln, secluded in beautiful countryside.
Each of the 5 luxurious and spacious holiday cottages, comfortably accommodates 10 people in 5 en-suite bedrooms. Situated just 5 miles from the bustling Cathedral city of Lincoln, the barns are a perfect base for exploring Lincolnshire, the Wolds and the nearby coast. Stroll down our peaceful country lane to the wild flower meadow, woodland and nature reserve. At the end of the day, curl up in front of the log burner or relax in your very own hot tub.
Whether you are looking for group holidays, family holidays or girly weekend getaways, Ashlin Farm Barns is the perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasions with family and friends.
The Old Palace Lodge sits in the shadows of Lincoln Cathedral and is unique Church, converted into sixteen comfortable classic rooms, master rooms and a grand suite.
It is the perfect location to visit the ancient city of Lincoln where guests can visit the Castle, many independent shops, bars and restaurants. The Church is hidden just off our Steep Hill, amongst the cobbled streets.
The lodge blends traditional features, such as the beautiful stained-glass windows, with modern facilities in each room. It shows every bit of luxury with the added wow factor to the rooms.
The design of the rooms is cosy, yet spacious at the same time, giving you the perfect balance. Each room has a different theme, with a rich atmosphere in the air. The rooms offer great value for money, with breakfast and parking all included in the rates. The lodge is every bit of luxury any guest could wish for whilst visiting the historical City of Lincoln.
Breakfast provides a continental style buffet and a locally sourced hot breakfast menu. The breakfast room is sited in the main chapel and has the most amazing stained-glass windows in Lincoln.
There is a comfortable lounge for guests to relax after a busy day exploring Lincoln and a 24-hour reception to assist guests.
If you want something a bit different, The Old Palace Lodge is exactly the place for you.
A warm welcome awaits you at Creston Villa, where Iain and Anna will endeavour to make your stay in Lincoln as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Creston Villa offers the highest level of bed and breakfast accommodation with spacious rooms, decorated to the most taseful of standards. Everything is provided from hairdryers to toiletries and filtered water for your tea and coffee. Should you have a particular need we will do our best to help.
Car parking is provided for all our guests and if travelling by bus or train we are delighted to offer a pick up and drop off service at your Lincoln arrival point (subject to availability).