Museum of Lincolnshire Life getting ready for 50th birthday celebrations

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The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is getting ready to celebrate its 50th birthday later this month with a weekend of family fun.

The museum on Burton Road in Lincoln will have a host of activities on offer on Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28. The museum will be open from 10am to 4pm with the last entry at 3.45pm.

A ‘pay-what-you-decide’ approach will be in operation over the weekend, with visitors able to choose how much to donate for entry.

The activities during the birthday celebration weekend include hands-on crafts, face painting, a museum trail for children and penny farthing demonstrations.

The traditional sweet shop will also be open and children will have a chance to produce a print on the Victorian printing press.

In addition, there will also be a special exhibition in the Gatehouse Gallery, featuring photographs of the museum’s official opening in July 1969 and a varied selection of objects from its past.

Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for heritage, said: “After 50 years, the Museum of Lincolnshire Life is still going strong and attracting thousands of people each year.

“The museum is now a part of the county’s history itself and we’ll have a special exhibition telling its story through the years.

“There’s also a range of fun activities going on, making it a great way to kick-start your summer holidays. So come along and join in the celebrations.”

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