July 23, 2019 2.15 pm This story is over 57 months old

Exciting events in Lincoln this weekend

Some ideas for the next few days

Lincoln Castle will become a Victorian extravaganza this weekend as residents and visitors kick off the summer holidays in style.

People will also be able to enjoy special exhibitions and even nip down to a real sandy beach right in the city centre.

Here are a few highlights to look forward to:

Lincoln Castle Victorian Extravaganza

Photo: Lincoln Castle

Join Mr Alexander and his Travelling Show, see jugglers and illusionists and take time to visit the Quack Doctor at Lincoln Castle this weekend.

The event is part of the city’s Victorian theme and will feature a number of surprise guests.

What to expect:

Her Majesty Queen Victoria

The Queen is at the Castle, and we have put on a full programme of activity this weekend in her honour! A celebration of all that has been achieved during Her Majesty’s time on the throne and a festivity of music, performance and games as we welcome Queen Victoria to Lincoln.

A Play for the Queen

Queen Victoria is coming to Lincoln! Constance Willoughby’s theatrical troupe are here to celebrate the occasion. Monies have been raised, lines learnt, fine dresses purchased, all is in readiness. They hope her Majesty is amused!

Mr Alexander’s Travelling Show

Be amazed by our Victorian Showman as he performs his one man show full of magic, balance & illusion!

Mr ‘Posh’ Peter Cooper

Mr ‘Posh’ Peter Cooper is here to teach and to perform for you the particulars of slapstick comedy found at the Victorian music halls.

Museum of Curiosities

Take a moment to stop by the Museum of Curiosities … what oddities will you find?

The Victorian Consort

Join us at the bandstand and be astounded by our ensemble of expert musicians playing Victorian brass music for Her Majesty the Queen.


Learn how our modern railway system was conceived and hear the tales of the Thames Tunnel from the famous engineer himself, Mr Isambard Kingdom Brunel.


Our Victorian photographer joins us this weekend demonstrating the art and advances of plate photography.

The Amazing Travelling Camera Obscura

Be amazed as you look through our Victorian optical device!

Watch out for our Quack Doctor as he promises to find and to sell you a cure for all of your ailments!

Fun Fair

Children’s carousel, Swing boats, High striker*, Coconut Shy, Ball in the Bucket & Hoopla

Dinosaur Encounter Exhibition

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

A Dinosaur Encounter exhibition from London’s Natural History Museum is open 10am – 4pm and Fridays until 9pm.

It features impressive dinosaur models and animatronics, as well as fossil replicas. The exhibition also features an animatronic model three quarters the size of a life-size T-Rex!

Lincoln Beach

The beach is free to enjoy and will remain in the Cornhill over the school holidays. Photo: Lincoln BIG

The beach has arrived in Lincoln city centre, complete with deckchairs and event special appearances from Punch and Judy on the following dates: July 25 and 30, August 1, 8, 15, 20, 22, 27 and 29.

Summer of Ceramics

The Summer of Ceramics festival takes place from July 27 to September 8

Discover Doddington Hall’s extraordinary ceramics collection, hear fascinating stories and see the best of what today’s artists have to offer. There’s something for everyone with new displays, talks, tours and different activities each week.

See the latest in collectable ceramics created by renowned National and International Ceramists presented with the best of Lincolnshire makers.

For all the family there will be workshops and meet the maker sessions – have a go at handling clay, throwing a pot and painting ceramics.

Guided Walk of Lincoln’s Industrial Area

Photo: Visit Lincoln

A free guided walk from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology that tells the story of the industrial revolution and how it impacted Lincoln.

This tour of the streets of Lincoln by guides from the Society for Lincolnshire History and Archaeology will tell of the lives of the citizens of the City as, against the background of the industrial revolution, it underwent a period of major change.