The Collection


Lincoln City Museum

The Lincoln City Museum is a modern building that uses local stone and well-framed vistas to unite the old and new parts of the city. Designed by Panter Hudspith.

Lincoln Museum's success lies both in the quality of its design and in its role in the development of the Flaxengate area - a rundown area which forms a crucial link between the upper town around the cathedral and the lower, commercial, part of town. Redevelopment of Flaxengate, including the building of the Museum and connecting routes into town, is intended to play an important role in regeneration for Lincoln.

The museum houses historical and archaeological artefacts reflecting the city’s development since prehistoric times, as well as providing space for temporary exhibitions and educational and social facilities.The design reflects the irregularity and layering of the historic city of Lincoln. It is a building concerned with movement within and around the site.