July 20, 2020 12.28 pm This story is over 46 months old

Lincoln Castle and Collection museum add ‘shielding hour’

For the elderly and most vulnerable

Lincoln Castle and The Collection Museum will launch a ‘shielding hour’ this week for the elderly and most vulnerable visitors.

The two heritage sites have both reserved an hour a week each Thursday, between 10am-11am, starting from July 23.

COVID-19 shielding visitors will have priority access to a reduced number of tickets for the sites – see here and here for more information and to book tickets.

Paul Mason, visitor experience manager, said: “We recognise the reassurance our safety measures offer is a huge factor in whether people decide to visit.

“We hope by having an hour where we significantly reduce the number of people allowed in the venues, plus an extra enhanced clean before entry – those who are shielding will have the confidence to visit us.

“We’re delighted to have safely reopened Lincoln Castle, its wall walk, Victorian prison and its Magna Carta vault, and the Collection Museum and many people have visited.

“Both sites have achieved Visit England’s ‘Good to Go’ accreditation which means they are COVID-19 secure.”

Meanwhile, a free online archaeology festival run by Lincolnshire County Council’s Investigate Learning Team will take place between July 27 and August 1.

Lincoln Cathedral also received Visit England’s ‘Good to Go’ accreditation.