Top 10 things to do in Lincoln for Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2017

Every year, attractions around the county open their doors for free over one weekend so visitors can discover Lincolnshire, with plenty of venues in Lincoln joining in the action.

On the weekend on March 18 and 19, visitors to the county can discover Lincolnshire’s heritage, from tours around our mills, to walks through the historic landscape.

Take a look at 10 Lincoln venues taking part this weekend:


Boultham Park

Boultham Park

Location: Boultham Park Road, LN6 7SS

Learn about the history of Boultham Park, find out about the progress of the £4 million restoration project that’s taking place.

Also enjoy a book sale, tombola and free children’s activities on Sunday, March 19 from 10am to 2pm.

For more information, click here.


Bransby Horses

Some of the team at Bransby Horses near Lincoln. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Location: Bransby, LN1 2PH

Take a free guided tour around Bransby Horses, one of the UK’s leading equine rescue and welfare charities, over the weekend at 1:30pm.

With more than 350 horses and donkeys to meet, join the team for a fun and informative afternoon.

For more information, click here.


The Collection

The Collection Museum

Location: Danes Terrace, LN2 1LP

The Collection is open for free as usual over the weekend, but a special, free talk from Colin Ray of the Friends of Lincoln Museums and Art Gallery will be taking place on Saturday, March 18 at 2pm.

The talk will discuss the development and history of dovecotes – from Roman times to today.

For more information, click here.


International Bomber Command

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Location: Canwick Hill, LN4 2RF

The IBCC will hold an Open Day on Sunday, March 19 from 10.30am – 3.30pm. There will be tour guides on hand to answer any questions and to give information on the project.

The IBCC Digital Archive Team will also discuss the archive and the preservation of documents.

For more information, click here.


Jewish History Trail

Photo: Visit Lincoln

Location: Castle Hill, LN1 3AA

Local history expert Dorothy Moss will lead a Jewish history trail of Lincoln over the weekend to explore the links that exist today to the city’s medieval Jewish community.

The trail starts at 1.30pm from the Lincoln Visitor Information Centre and will explore the Cathedral Quarter as far south as Jew’s House on The Strait.

For more information, click here.


Lincoln Castle

Photo: Kurnia Aerial Photography

Location: Castle Hill, LN1 3AA

Entry to the grounds of Lincoln Castle is free throughout the year, but there will be free guided tours of the grounds over the Discover Lincolnshire weekend.

Tours will run at 11am, 12pm, 1.30pm, and 2.30pm.

For more information, click here.


Lincoln Cathedral

Photo: Sean Strange for The Lincolnite

Location: Minster Yard, LN2 1PX

One of the UK’s most iconic buildings, Lincoln Cathedral, will be offering free entry over the weekend between 7.15am and 6pm (5pm on Sunday).

There will be tours throughout the day on Saturday at £4pp. Roof tours are on the hour from 10am to 3pm, tower tours are on the half hour from 10.30am to 3.30pm.

For more information, click here.


Road Transport Museum

Location: Whisby Road, LN6 3QT

Free admission to the Transport Museum over the weekend from 10am to 4pm.

On Sunday there will be refreshments available and a free classic bus service – linking the museum with Lincoln city centre.

For more information, click here.


Wellborn Forge

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Location: The Green, High Street, Welbourn, LN5 0NW

See a traditional ironworking in a traditional Victorian forge located in Welbourn, especially open on Saturday, March 18 from 10am to 1pm.

This former forge and blacksmith’s workshop dates back to 1864 and is still in working condition.

It is open for free and now exhibits old photographs, displays and memorabilia along with a restored earth privy.

For more information, click here.


Natural World Centre

Whisby Nature Park.

Location: Whisby Nature Park, LN6 9BW

Free entry in to current exhibition – Birds on the Wing – A stunning exhibition that explores the life and beauty of both garden and wetland birds.

‘Birds on the Wing’ features photography by Wildlife and Swan Photographer Anne Waterfield whose body of work ‘All about Swans’ has previously exhibited at the Discovery Centre at Clumber Park.

For more information, click here.


For a list of events taking place throughout the county, visit Lincolnshire Reporter.