The learning team have been digging a little deeper into Lincolnshire’s Viking history since the release of the new Assassin’s Creed Valhalla video game.
The game features ‘Lincolnscire’ and it allows you to explore a fictionalised version of Lincoln in the 9th Century.
We’ve created a new interactive quiz to test your knowledge about the Vikings and to showcase some of the artefacts and locations that we know about.
You can follow the story of our fictional character Yrsa as she travels from Gainsborough to Lincoln and learn about Viking life along the way.
We’ve chosen to set our quiz around the early years of the 10th Century when Sweyn Forkbeard became the first Danish King in England (although only briefly) and Lincoln was a thriving centre for trade.
We have many exciting and rare artefacts on display at The Collection, and some of these feature in the quiz.
We are also excited to share with you an incredible reconstruction of how Danesgate probably looked during this period, created by Pete Lorimer. You can see a number of craft people’s workshops and even the remains of Roman structures that were already nearly a thousand years old by this time!
Danesgate is the street that runs alongside The Collection Museum today, and during excavations of the area, many artefacts and the remains of wooden buildings were discovered.
We hope you enjoy this glimpse into Viking Lincoln and wish you good luck in the quiz!Read More
Lucy the Dragon is turning even more green – she is very excited and needs your help!
Calling all you budding artists, designers and inventors for our Big Green Draw Exhibition.
Have a go at designing new and extraordinary environmentally friendly inventions for Lucy to use around Lincoln Castle. Be as imaginative and magical as possible!
We were thinking you could design us a magical dragon recycling machine but we’re sure you’ll have loads more ideas! Lucy would love to see them and she will display them all in her marvellous digital exhibition!
How to be part of Lucy’s exhibition
We welcome all ages and creative abilities to take part in Lucy’s digital exhibition. Lincoln Castle is already a great place for health and wellbeing and we look forward to seeing all of your creative inventions for A Climate of Change. The final date for submissions is Sunday 31st January 2021.
Enter by sending to the email address – Investigate-Learning@lincolnshire.gov.uk.
When you send in your design please tell us the following details
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Big Green Draw creations can be sent as digital designs or as scanned or photographed drawings, paintings, mixed media or 3d inventions! Get inventing!
For schools: We welcome inventions and designs from school classes and these can be sent in separately or as one class block and they will be entered into the digital exhibition as a group.Read More
Aviation Learning have just launched a series of new learning resources all based around WW2
Do you know how many sweets you would be able to have on a week’s ration? What might you use to make cakes with instead of sugar? How to make your own plant pot and grow your own vegetables?
Find out the answers to these and many more by looking out for our new WW2 worksheets in the Aviation Learning resources section.Read More
The Investigate learning team have been reformatting all of their outreach kits and will have four new Creative Arts kits – with canvases and other arts artefacts alongside the history kits.
One of the new Creative Arts kits being developed for the Autumn will have a Lincoln theme and this learning resource invites you to have a go at landscape drawing/painting.
Here we have Turner’s watercolour painting from our collection to inspire you to get creative! We will be launching the new offer over the summer so watch this space!
Thank you to The Mighty Creatives for their help and support for this new project.Read More