Museums in Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire has a rich culture filled with art, music and dance. Across the county, you can find museums and galleries dedicated to showcasing the best talents from the local area.

Whether you are an art-lover, or want to experience something new, we’re sure there is the perfect exhibition for you here.

Museum of RAF Firefighting

Set in the hanger that housed the Blue Steel Missile, Britain’s nuclear deterrent during the Cold War, this is an impressive museum that tells an amazing story.

There are over 40 vehicles on display as you are guided around the museum. As it is based on a real RAF base, you can’t wander around freely, but that’s okay, as the tour gives you all the best information.

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitors Centre

Based at RAF Conningsby, between Woodhall Spa and Tattershall, the BBMF Visitors’ Centre consists of fascinating exhibition areas, a well-stocked shop and a small refreshments area.

Entry to all of these areas is free, so you can wander and explore to your hearts content. There is also a guided tour if you prefer, which charges a small fee.

The Bubblecar Museum

The Bubblecar Museum in Boston is a fun and quirky place that is home to over 50 microcars and scooters – perfect for petrolheads!

Microcars – more commonly know as Bubblecars – reached the height of their popularity in the 1960s you’ll definitely get a feel for the Swinging 60’s at this museum! 

Museum of Lincolnshire Life

Located in a former barracks, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life leads you through a set of gates and into a whole other time!

You can explore rooms filled with items from history, showing what life was like for Yellowbellies in days gone by.

And don’t forget to visit the brilliant Military Exhibition to see an original tank dating from the First World War!

Bourne Visitor Centre

Bourne Visitor Centre is a small and friendly museum, full of fascinating facts and artefacts from around the county

It also pays honours to two of Bourne’s most famous residents: Raymond Mays, one of the founding fathers of modern British motorsport, and Charles Frederick Worth, founder of the famous Paris fashion house The House of Worth 

Lincoln Cathedral Library

Within Lincoln Cathedral there are two very different, but equally as impressive, libraries; the Medieval Library and the Sir Christopher Wren Library.

Open to all cathedral visitors and featuring regularly changing exhibitions, these libraries house thousands of historic documents, books and manuscripts.

Group visits can be arranged to explore the vast knowledge of the libraries with the help of the library staff.

Visit our museums directory page for more information about museums in the Lincolnshire area.