How to celebrate Lincolnshire Day 2017 in style

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Yellowbellies are being encouraged to celebrate Lincolnshire Day, which embraces the county’s traditions with a variety of free attractions, events and special offers.

The day marks the anniversary of Lincolnshire Rising, a Catholic revolt against Henry VIII and the Church of England on October 1, 1536.

Lincoln Castle, Lincoln Cathedral and The Collection and Usher Gallery are just some of the county’s attractions that are opening their doors free of charge on Sunday, October 1 for the celebrations.

People are recommended to dress in yellow as many businesses don their shops will all things Lincolnshire.

Here is a useful rundown of the places celebrating Lincolnshire Day at the weekend.


The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln

The Collection and Usher Gallery Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Entry to the museum and art gallery is free on Lincolnshire Day, allowing visitors to explore the county’s rich history and culture.


Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum

Photo: Cranwell Aviation Heritage Museum Facebook page

The museum at RAF Cranwell is free entry through the year but over Lincolnshire Day there will also be an exhibition exploring the role of airships and hot air balloons at the airbase.


Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall

Kirton-in-Lindsey Town Hall. Photo Google Maps

The Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology will be hosting a day of Lincolnshire history, free of charge.


Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room, Lincoln

Photo: Lady Rose’s Edwardian Tea Room Facebook page

Special £10 Lincolnshire Cream Teas will be served throughout the day.


Lincoln Castle

Lincoln Castle

To mark Lincolnshire Day, there will be a series of free guided tours throughout the day. Entry to the Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison, and Magna Carta Vault will be charged at the normal admission price.


Lincoln Cathedral

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There is free entry to the historic cathedral on Lincolnshire Day. However, access may be limited due to Sunday services.


Lincoln Ghost Bus Tour

The Lincoln ghost bus

A chance for people to be spooked by tales of Lincoln’s haunted past. The tour starts at 5pm and costs £6 per person.


Lincoln Half Marathon

Lincoln Half Marathon Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The 13.1 mile race from the Lincolnshire Showground to the city centre and back takes in many of Lincoln and Lincolnshire’s most iconic sites.


Lincolnshire Showground

Lincolnshire Showground

Schoolchildren across the county will celebrate everything good about Lincolnshire on Friday, September 29. The children will be making cheese and getting creative.


Museum of Lincolnshire Life, Lincoln

Museum of Lincolnshire Life Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

There will be a free Lincolnshire Day exhibition to celebrate Lincolnshire Longwool sheep, the county’s local bred.


Pop-Out Festival, Lincoln

Photo: Pop Out Festival 2017

Sunday is the final day of the Pop Out Festival at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre. Workshops, performances and kids activities will be running throughout the day.


Ribs ‘n’ Bibs, Lincoln

Ribs’n’Bibs, Lincoln

The American smokehouse will be serving Lincolnshire themed specials throughout the day.


Waterside Shopping Centre, Lincoln

On Saturday September 30, the Waterside Shopping Centre will be welcoming independent businesses that will be selling a range of products and crafts, especially for Lincolnshire Day.


Wig & Mitre, Lincoln

Wig & Mitre

Quote ‘Lincolnshire Day’ when ordering two courses from the Lincolnshire Themed Specials Board for £14.95 and receive a free glass of wine or Lincolnshire beer.