List of museums in Lincolnshire

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This list of museums in Lincolnshire, England contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Image Town/City Region Type Summary
20-21 Visual Arts Centre Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Art website, visual arts centre
50 and 61 Squadron Museum Lincoln Lincoln Military History of No. 50 Squadron RAF and No. 61 Squadron RAF and RAF Skellingthorpe in World War II
Alford Manor House Alford East Lindsey Historic house 17th-century thatched manor house, gardens, art gallery
Anderby Drainage Museum Anderby East Lindsey Technology website, located in a drainage board pumping station, includes engines and tools
Ayscoughfee Hall Museum Spalding South Holland Historic house 15th-century medieval Tudor merchant's house, includes an art gallery, gardens
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre Coningsby East Lindsey Aviation Tours of historic World War II aircraft used in flight shows
Baysgarth House Museum Barton-upon-Humber North Lincolnshire Local Local history, culture
Belton House Belton South Kesteven Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 17th-century Restoration style country house with opulent decor, silverware, paintings, gardens
Boston Guildhall Boston Boston Local History of the medieval guildhall, courtroom and the town, also art exhibits
Bourne Heritage Centre Bourne South Kesteven Local Located at Baldock's Mill, local history, culture, auto racing driver Raymond Mays, fashion designer Charles Frederick Worth
Browne's Hospital Stamford South Kesteven History Medieval almshouse, tours by appointment
Bubble Car Museum Cranwell North Kesteven Transportation website, collection of bubble cars and microcars, 1950's memorabilia, Bakelite items
Burgh le Marsh Heritage Centre Burgh Le Marsh East Lindsey Mill website, also known as Dobson's Mill, early-19th-century tower windmill, exhibits of local history
Burgh Museum Burgh Le Marsh East Lindsey Local website, local history
Burton Fen Collection Pinchbeck South Holland Music website, music hall with pipe organ collection, movie posters and old advertisements
Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre Caistor West Lindsey Local website, local history, includes the Caistor Library, exhibition space
Chain Bridge Forge Spalding South Holland Technology , living museum that provides blacksmithing demonstrations, local history, innovation 3D printing and scanning
Cleethorpes Discovery Centre Cleethorpes North East Lincolnshire Art website, art exhibition gallery
Cogglesford Mill Sleaford North Kesteven Mill Late-18th-century working watermill
The Collection Lincoln Lincoln Multiple Archaeology, fine and decorative arts, contemporary visual arts in the Usher Gallery
Cottage Museum Woodhall Spa East Lindsey Local website, local history, culture
Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre Cranwell North Kesteven Aviation website, history of Royal Air Force College Cranwell
Discover Stamford Stamford South Kesteven Local website, heritage display in Stamford Library
Doddington Hall & Gardens Doddington Lincoln Historic house Late-17th-century house with Georgian interiors, collections of furniture, paintings, ceramics, textiles, porcelain, household objects, gardens
Dogdyke Steam Drainage Station Tattershall East Lindsey Technology Restored steam drainage engine and museum
Epworth Old Rectory Epworth North Lincolnshire Historic house website, early-18th-century Queen Anne rectory, birthplace of John Wesley and Charles Wesley, founders of Methodism
Gainsborough Old Hall Gainsborough West Lindsey Historic house Operated by English Heritage, timber-framed and brick medieval manor house
Gayton Engine Pumping Station Theddlethorpe East Lindsey Technology website, 1930s pumping station with engine and exhibits about land drainage
Gordon Boswell Romany Museum Spalding South Holland Transportation Collection of Romani wagons
Grantham House Grantham South Kesteven Historic house Operated by the National Trust, townhouse reflecting different eras, open by appointment and on a limited basis, gardens
Grantham Museum Grantham South Kesteven Local Local history, culture, Sir Isaac Newton, Margaret Thatcher and the World War II raid Dambusters
Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre Grimsby North East Lincolnshire Maritime Area 1950s fishing industry, also art exhibits
Grimsby Town Hall Time Trap Museum Grimsby North East Lincolnshire Prison website, local history and prison, located in town hall
Grimsthorpe Castle Bourne South Kesteven Historic house Large country estate with paintings, furniture, tapestries and objets d'art, gardens, parklands designed by Capability Brown
Haywain Farm Museum Epworth North Lincolnshire Agriculture information
Heckington Railway and Heritage Museum Heckington North Kesteven Railway Preserved Victorian railway station with artifacts, working model railways, local history displays, operated by Heckington Village Trust
Heckington Windmill Heckington North Kesteven Mill 8-sailed tower windmill
Immingham Museum Immingham North East Lincolnshire Railway website, Great Central Railway, LNER and British Rail exhibits, building of the Immingham Dock, local history
Lincoln Castle Lincoln Lincoln Multiple Medieval castle, courtroom and prison, exhibition about the Magna Carta and the Charter of the Forest
Lincoln Medieval Bishop's Palace Lincoln Lincoln Historic house Operated by English Heritage, remains of the medieval palace with visitor centre and audio tour
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre East Kirkby East Lindsey Aviation History of the RAF Bomber Command in World War II
Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum North Hykeham North Kesteven Transportation website, vintage cars, buses and commercial vehicles, road transport history and memorabilia, model vehicles, 1950s/60s village garage workshop
Lincolnshire Wolds Railway Ludborough East Lindsey Railway Heritage railway and museum
Louth Museum Louth East Lindsey Local website, local history, culture, archaeology, geology, natural history
Magdalen College Museum Wainfleet All Saints East Lindsey Local website, information, local history, culture
Maud Foster Windmill Boston Boston Mill Seven story, five sail working windmill
Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre Metheringham North Kesteven Aviation History of the World War II RAF 106 Bomber Squadron at RAF Metheringham
Moulton Windmill Moulton South Holland Mill Early-19th-century tower windmill
Mrs Smith's Cottage Navenby North Kesteven Historic house Early Victorian brick built cottage with few modern amenities
Museum of Lincolnshire Life Lincoln Lincoln Local Local and social history, Victorian rooms, period shop displays, exhibits about the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and Lincolnshire Yeomanry, agriculture equipment and tools
Museum of RAF Firefighting RAF Scampton Lincoln Military, Transportation website Museum containing Military Fire Engines, Civilian Fire Engines and various kinds of pumps. Museum with over 40+ vehicles dating back to wartime, most in driving condition, others being refurbished by our volunteers. BFSA (British Fire Service Association) room comprising medals, Trophies and commemorative fireplace surround with all the firefighters who served in WW1. 100+ helmets and 1000+ models on display as well as extinguishers, uniforms and much more. Bookings must be made in advance to visit, please refer to the website to find out more.
Museum of Technology Throckenholt South Holland Technology Evolution of electrical, electronic and warfare technology between the period 1850 and 1980 (Reopening anticipated in 2015 moved from Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire)
National Centre for Craft & Design Sleaford North Kesteven Art Contemporary craft and design centre, formerly The Hub
Natural World Centre Thorpe on the Hill North Kesteven Natural history Nature discovery centre for Whisby Nature Park
Navigation House Sleaford North Kesteven Transportation Development and heritage of the Sleaford Navigation, a 12.5 mile (20.1 km) canalisation of the River Slea
Normanby Hall Museum and Country Park Burton upon Stather North Lincolnshire Multiple Early-19th-century Regency mansion with a farming museum, Victorian walled garden, stableyard, duck ponds, deer sanctuary, miniature railway
North Ings Farm Museum Dorrington North Kesteven Technology Tractors, agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles, a narrow gauge railway, portable steam pumps, a fairground organ
North Lincolnshire Museum Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Local Local history, culture
Owston Ferry Smithy Owston Ferry North Lincolnshire Local website, local history, blacksmith shop
Pinchbeck Engine Pinchbeck South Holland Technology Steam powered drainage engines
RAF Digby Sector Ops Room Museum Digby North Kesteven Military Restored World War II Sector Operations headquarters
RAF Scampton Museum Scampton West Lindsey Military website, history of RAF Scampton
RAF Skellingthorpe Heritage Room Skellingthorpe North Kesteven Military History of RAF Skellingthorpe
RAF Waddington Heritage Centre Lincoln Lincoln Military website, history and memorabilia of RAF Waddington, open by appointment
RAF Wickenby Memorial Collection Langworth West Lindsey Military website, history and memorabilia of RAF Wickenby
The Ropewalk Barton-upon-Humber North Lincolnshire Art Arts centre with four exhibit galleries, artist studios, museum about the former rope factory, theatre
Scawby Hall Scawby North Lincolnshire Historic house website, early Jacobean manor house
Sibsey Trader Mill Sibsey East Lindsey Mill Late-19th-century six-story windmill, owned by English Heritage
South Lincolnshire Military Museum Gosberton South Holland Military information
Spalding Flower Bulb Museum Pinchbeck South Holland Agriculture website, local flower bulb growing industry
St Katherine’s Heritage and Cultural Centre Lincoln Lincoln Local Local heritage and culture exhibits and programs of St. Catherines, Lincoln
St Peter's Church, Barton-upon-Humber Barton-upon-Humber North Lincolnshire Archaeology Operated by English Heritage, remains and artifacts from the 10th-century Anglo-Saxon church
Tattershall Castle Tattershall East Lindsey Historic house Operated by the National Trust, 15th-century medieval castle
Thornton Abbey Thornton Curtis North Lincolnshire Religious Operated by English Heritage, gatehouse and remains of a medieval priory
Thorpe Camp Visitor Centre Thorpe Park East Lindsey Military History and artifacts of RAF Woodhall Spa in World War II and after, includes aircraft and missiles, models, dioramas, photos
Trolleybus Museum at Sandtoft Sandtoft North Lincolnshire Transportation Preserved trolleybuses, 1950s/1960s street scene and period home
The Village Church Farm Skegness East Lindsey Open air Local history, agriculture tools and equipment, traditional indigenous buildings including a cottage, 18th-century farmhouse, 19th-century stable block and cowshed
Waltham Windmill Waltham North East Lincolnshire Mill Late-19th-century six-sailed windmill
Welbourn Forge Welbourn North Kesteven History information, information, working forge and blacksmith shop
Wilderspin National School Barton-upon-Humber North Lincolnshire Education website, life and works of education pioneer Samuel Wilderspin, recreation of his mid-19th-century classroom and a late Victorian classroom
Woolsthorpe Manor Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth South Kesteven Historic house Operated by the National Trust, birthplace of Sir Isaac Newton, 17th-century yeoman's farmhouse, hands-on science activities
Wrawby Windmill Wrawby North Lincolnshire Mill Mid-18th-century four-sailed windmill
Ye Olde Curiosity Museum Mablethorpe East Lindsey History information, collectibles include lampshades, old Christmas decorations and lights, kitchen and brewery memorabilia

Defunct museums

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  1. "This museum has closed and the assets have been sold and dispersed."
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