Bastion in the Air: A Century of Valour
January 25 to March 15 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
A unique opportunity at The Collection museum to see Dambuster Guy Gibson’s famous Victoria Cross medal, along with other rare artefacts, telling the story of bravery in the air and on the ground through three major periods in Lincolnshire’s military history – World War One, World War Two and The Cold War.
This never-to-be-repeated opportunity is part of Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire’s final “Bastion in the Air” exhibition, made possible thanks to National Lottery players.
Stories include the heroism of aircrew and ground personnel who risked their lives to support their comrades, Bomb Disposal Officers defusing devices on their own, the impact of animals such as explosives detection dogs and homing pigeons and modern-day stories of bravery in Afghanistan.
This is brought to you by Aviation Heritage Lincolnshire in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council’s Heritage Service and West Lindsey District Council on this prestigious National Lottery Heritage funded project.
Body & Mind: Seen & Unseen
February 1 to April 19 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Body & Mind: Seen & Unseen brings together a group of thought-provoking and engaging works, across a range of media, which all, in different ways, look at what it means to be well.
The exhibition considers both visible health and those less visible aspects of well-being, through works exploring personal experience of health issues and pieces that examine our relationship to our bodies and the treatment of illness.
Materials and the process of making are both keys to the creation of all works in the exhibition. For some artists, making has been part of a process of recovery; for others, it’s the exploration of the potential of particular materials to enhance our well-being; or to communicate an idea relating to health and the treatment of illness that is significant.
The show includes works of contemporary craft and design in a wide range of forms, including wearable items, installation-based works and sculptural objects.
Liz Pearson: Sense of Self
February 1 to April 19 – 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sense of Self by Liz Pearson focuses on June, who is living with dementia, and the role of participatory design in promoting a ‘sense of self’ after a dementia diagnosis.
The exhibition documents key aspects of June’s life with a collection of objects, photographs and artworks by June. Pearson’s own work in glass, made in response to June’s experiences, also helps to look past the condition and see the person as an individual.
Snowdrops and Winter Walk
February 12 to March 1 – 11:00am to 4:00pm
More than 160,000 snowdrops, 45,000 crocus, and winter irises create a winter walk through the gardens and woodland of Brightwater Gardens, near Market Rasen in Lincolnshire.
Brightwater Gardens are one of the country’s newest snowdrop and winter gardens and its annual winter opening creates a ¼ mile winter walk leading through the garden and woodland.
There are banks of willows, dogwoods and winter flowering shrubs, a grove of gleaming white Himalayan birch and pleached red-twigged limes to delight the visitor. The nearby St. Helen’s church attributed to Capability Brown is well worth a visit.
Enjoy the warmth of the log fire in the Hay Barn where delicious soup, sandwiches and home-made cakes are served to round off your visit.
Crime & Punishment at Lincoln Castle
February 15 to February 23 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Step inside the Victorian Prison and meet some unsavoury criminals from Victorian Lincoln.
Discover the characters and hear their stories of those held at Lincoln Castle, investigate the crimes they are charged with and find out their fates.
Our Victorian Judge needs your assistance this week! Explore the Prison to locate the prisoners, discover more about them and take your evidence to the Judge. Are our prisoners Guilty or Not Guilty?
Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle has dominated the Lincoln skyline for almost one thousand years. During your visit you can walk the Medieval Walls for stunning views of Lincoln Cathedral and across the city; an audio tour will guide your through the castle’s history.
Inside the Castle walls is the Victorian prison giving an insight into crime and punishment in the Lincoln of the past. Inside the prison you will find the subterranean Magna Carta vault, housing one of only four surviving original copies of Magna Carta, and a small cinema screen to tell you its important story.
Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2020
March 28 to March 29 – All Day
Discover Lincolnshire in March with a weekend of free entry to many of Lincoln city and countryside’s attractions, plus other free activities and special offers – part of English Tourism Week.
As well as enjoying the shopping and food available throughout Lincoln, visitors and residents alike can also explore some of the county’s most fascinating attractions offer free activities or admission to help you discover Lincolnshire for yourself.
Highlights include free rides on Lincoln’s open-top tour bus, free entry to Lincoln Cathedral, and free guided tours of the city.
There are many other attractions and activities across the city that are free to enter all year long too. Discover Lincolnshire Weekend is part of English Tourism Week: an annual celebration of the people, places and experiences that help make holidays in England so great.