Dress up as a princess, a knight or even a dragon and enter the ‘Step into a Portrait’ picture frame. Create a work of art that might even make it onto the masterpiece wall. Situated in the heart of historic Lincoln, The Collection brings together Lincolnshire’s archaeology museum and Usher Gallery in one fantastic visitor attraction. Bright and engaging, there’s something for all younger children including toddlers and a safe play space for babies. Visitor Information The Collection, Danes Terrace, Lincoln, LN2 1LP For enquiries and bookings or to receive this leaflet in alternative formats and languages please contact the Customer Service Centre on +44 (0) 1522 782040 Email: [email protected] Website: www.thecollectionmuseum.com Sign up for our e-newsletter at www.thecollectionmuseum.com/mailing-list e ll Lan We Th eS tra it m St Flaxe ng Grant ha Ask about our themed birthday parties at The Collection: dinosaurs, mummies and knights. Prices from £6.99 per child, or hire PLAY exclusively for your own party! um Lind Rd Danesgate Birthday Parties Usher Gallery The Collection a te An activity centre for younger visitors to the museum to play and learn. e Clasketgat r St Si l v e Bank St The Archives Saltergate Storytime There is a free storytime for under 5’s every Thursday morning at 11.15am. Stories to delight and enthral young children. The Collection includes a wealth of artefacts from the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, Roman, Saxon, Viking and Medieval eras as well as fine, decorative and contemporary visual arts. • Gift shop • Guided tours/ interactive guide • Loan boxes • Archaeology identification • School visits • Group bookings • Events and exhibitions programme Relax and enjoy food and drink in our cafe run by Lincoln’s premier tea and coffee specialists, Stokes at The Collection • Room hire • Birthday parties • Storytime • Play area St Rumb o ld S t Opening Hours The Collection is open throughout the year. Monday - Sunday10am - 4pm Opens at 10.45am first Monday of every month Last admission 3.45pm Closed 24 - 26 December, 31 December and 1 January Access The Collection is fully accessible with an induction loop at reception. Sorry, no dogs except assistance dogs. E FRERY ENT Events & Exhibitions Events Tales of Courtly Love Tuesday 17 February To find out more visit www.thecollectionmuseum.com together to present a fabulous week of arts events and activities for children across the city. A medieval family fun day with activities linked to knights, princesses and monks. Free entry, charges will apply to some events. Optional £1 crafts Tuesday 31 March Posterngate Open Day Friday 6 March A rare chance to visit the Roman gateway under Saltergate. Tours every 30 minutes from 10am to 3.30pm Admission: Adults £1 / Children under 16 free Mummy Madness An Ancient Egyptian themed family fun day. Optional £1 crafts Anglo-Saxon Invasion Wednesday 8 April Learn how to be a warrior at our Anglo-Saxon family fun day. Eastival: Lincoln Children’s Arts Festival Optional £1 crafts Saturday 28 March to Saturday 11 April Saturday 16 May The Collection, Lincoln Drill Hall, LPAC and the Terry O’Toole theatre have come Multimedia digital tour guides allow you to explore the museum and Usher Gallery in detail. Museums at Night The Collection will again be part of the national Museums at Night event, where hundreds of museums and heritage sites across the UK will be open late. We will be hosting a number of activities on the night. Greek Hero Day Wednesday 27 May An Ancient Greek themed family fun day. Optional £1 crafts Posterngate Open Day Saturday 13 June A rare chance to visit the Roman gateway under Saltergate. Tours every 30 minutes from 10am to 3.30pm Admission: Adults £1 / Children under 16 free Archaeology Day – Back to the Trowel Thursday 23 July Optional £1 crafts Time Travelling Day Thursday 20 August Dr Burne’s patented fantastical time travelling device adventure day. A family fun day with a chance to travel through time (assuming the time machine works!). Optional £1 crafts Posterngate Open Day in this touring exhibition from the National Portrait Gallery. the year. Film listings are available at the reception desk. Lincolnshire’s Great Exhibition Author Talks and Signings Free entry, charges will apply to some events. Viewpoints Haunted Museum What is Art? Where does it come from? How does it develop? What is it for? How does it work? These questions can be interpreted in many different ways by many different people. Come along to examine art works spanning the centuries by artists including Lucian Freud, Yves Klein, Jack Vettriano, L.S. Lowry and Jeremy Deller and join in the conversation. See a blockbuster exhibition across three Lincoln venues. Discover rare artefacts with Lincolnshire connections drawn from private, national and international collections to celebrate the wealth Lincolnshire has brought to the world. A sci-fi themed family fun weekend with craft activities, guest talks, film screenings and more. Tuesday 27 October A spooky themed family fun day. A rare chance to visit the Roman gateway under Saltergate. Tours every 30 minutes from 10am to 3.30pm Exhibtions Seaside and Sailors The Collection is pleased to be hosting this year’s Lincoln Book Festival, please see website for dates. Lincoln Book Festival 2015 Monday 28 September to Saturday 3 October @collectionlinc These details are printed and displayed together to give both a tantalising glimpse into each artwork, and create a huge collage of images. 10 and 11 October Optional £1 crafts Run in partnership with Lincolnshire Heritage and other local heritage societies, Archaeology Day is an event for all ages with talks for adults and activities for children. A family fun day with a whiff of brine. Empire at The Collection Friday 4 September Admission: Adults £1 / Children under 16 free Tuesday 4 August /thecollectionandusher (detail): A contemporary art exhibition curated by Andrew Bracey. 20 December 2014 – 19 April 2015 (detail) features the work of 118 international artists, including David Reed, Fiona Rae, Daniel Sturgis, Neal Rock, Pavel Büchler, Shirley Kaneda and Julie Heffernan, who have each selected a close-up from one of their paintings. 31 January – 10 May 2015 Picture the Poet 2 May – 2 August 2015 Discover the faces of poets working today, including Benjamin Zephaniah, Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy, 27 June – 27 September 2015 Frequency Festival of Digital Culture 2015 23 October – 1 November In partnership with Lindum Books, we host regular author talks and signings. Past authors include Andy McNab, Elly Griffiths and Jeffery Deaver. Lunchtime lectures Free 30 minute archaeology lectures take place monthly in our auditorium. Education Throughout the year The schools’ Investigate programme at The Collection museum is a Sandford Award winner, the only national award for quality and excellence in education. Free Film Screenings For more information: We have a weekly programme of film screenings throughout Phone: 01522 552121 or Email: [email protected] This year, Frequency will explore the theme of liberation, as part of the celebrations for the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta.
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