GET OUT AND ABOUT: Lincolnshire has some great FREE days out for the Easter holidays
WITH the Easter Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, there has never been a better time to take advantage of some FREE days out in Lincolnshire. The county has a rich and diverse history that is there to for all to discover. Whether you are inter
WITH the Easter Bank Holiday weekend just around the corner, there has never been a better time to take advantage of some FREE days out in Lincolnshire.
The county has a rich and diverse history that is there to for all to discover. Whether you are interested in roman relics, historical documents or British war planes there is plenty to keep everyone entertained this Easter.
The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is the largest and most diverse museum in the county, and offers visitors an insight into the culture and history of Lincolnshire from 1750 to the present day. Visitors can admire 'Flirt' the World War One tank, visit the 18th century Ellis Mill and see the award winning Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Galleries.
While in Lincoln, visitors can take the opportunity to visit The Collection and Usher Gallery. The Collection contains fascinating artefacts from the Stone Age through to Roman and Medieval times, as well as displays of visual arts. The Usher Gallery contains works by contemporary artists such as Grayson Perry and Edward Allington.
Lincoln is also home to the Lincolnshire Archives - the source of a wide range of written records that date back to the 11th Century. The Archives contains essential sources for finding out about local history and tracing family history.
If a trip to Lincolnshire's coast is on the cards, then it would not be complete without a visit to Church Farm Museum near Skegness. This rural life museum gives us a glimpse of agricultural life in the days before modern technology. The Easter weekend sees the 'Chocolate Days' event with Easter egg hunts and chocolate tasting!
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In the south of the county, there are museums at Stamford and Grantham - both are completely free to visit. Stamford Museum is a visual history of England's finest stone town, and includes the Stamford Tapestry. This took 17 years to complete and is an account of the town's people and buildings.
Grantham Museum is home to the premier collection - a personally donated collection of items relating to Margaret Thatcher, the UK's only female Prime Minister who was born in the town. There are also items documenting the life of Grantham's favourite son Sir Isaac Newton.
Don't let boredom beat you this Easter - get out in the county and visit one of these egg-cellent FREE attractions. You're sure to have a cracking time!