Horrible history experiences coming to Lincoln Castle this half term

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Young visitors to Lincoln will be able to discover the horrible side of history at the castle with a new experience event.

Between February 11-19 a number of costumed characters will be on hand in the Victorian Prison to answer any questions visitors may have and talk about their horrible occupations.

The event runs from 10.30am – 3.45pm with castle attractions open from 10am – 4pm.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The admission price includes entry to the event, which runs from Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta and costs:

  • £12 for adults
  • £9.60 for concession
  • £7.20 for children
  • £31.20 for a family (2 adults & up to 3 children)

Younger visitors will also have the chance to dress up and take part in a number of free crafts to take away.

Jon Hogan, public engagement manager, said: “Visitors can delve into the dark side of Victorian Britain at Lincoln Castle this half term and hear all about the revolting roles they really wouldn’t want to do.

“We’ve got employees from all walks of life so whether it’s the chimney sweep that is going up in the world, or tales of getting up close and personal with rats, there are stories for everyone to enjoy.”

On Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14, visitors will also be able to take part in stone carving and creating stained glass in partnership with the Memories and Memorials project.

Both courses cost £5 and run from 10am – 4pm.

To find out more about both events and to book tickets, visit the website.