Lincoln museum reaches historic milestone to mark its 10th anniversary

A well-loved Lincoln museum has notched up one million visitors in just its first 10 years.

Since opening in October 2005, The Collection has quickly become one of the county’s best-loved visitor attractions.

The museum has brought some of the finest art and archaeology to the city, as well as hosting prestigious touring exhibitions, like the BP Portrait Award, and its own shows, such as Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition.

In the last few years, improvements including a new play area for younger visitors and multimedia tour guides have helped to bring in new audiences.

Councillor Nick Worth, Executive Member for Culture and Heritage at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “I don’t think anyone expected us to reach this point quite so quickly.

“We’ve worked hard to make The Collection one of the best museums in the country, and this impressive milestone shows that those efforts are paying off.

“We’re always looking for ways to improve what’s on offer for visitors, making sure we have something for everyone.

“We’ve pieces by well-known masters, innovative and award-winning work from well-respected contemporary artists, and historical exhibitions that bring the story of our county to life like never before.

“So if you’re one of the few who hasn’t discovered everything this fantastic site has to offer, make sure you pay us a visit soon.”