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Prehistory workshops shine bright this autumn!

August 15, 2022
The team are busily taking bookings for all our offers and will be introducing a special prehistory workshop day for Key Stage 1 & 2 in the Autumn. We are excited to be linking new sessions to the fantastic visiting exhibition Gathering light: A Bronze golden sun – a British Museum Spotlight Loan. It will feature this 3000 year old extraordinary Shropshire Sun Pendant. Glittering...
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Hidden Lindum Colonia – Visit Posterngate

July 11, 2022
We are excited to include a visit to Posterngate within our new Hidden Lindum Colonia project. The project will eventually showcase twelve sites of Roman Lincoln and form a digital and real tour of the city. The Posterngate site was uncovered during excavations in the 1970s. It was a gateway that gave access to Roman Lincoln from the river. It is widely thought that the route was used by...
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Get creative this summer!

May 30, 2022
Join us this summer across the sites for a variety of crafts, creative arts and you can even choose to do your Arts Award Discover mini qualification. On each of the Get Creative days there will be something different to do linked to the exhibitions and sites e.g. Microworlds exhibition at The Collection and the Our Patch of Earth project at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life! Crafts £3 Arts...
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Our patch of earth project

January 11, 2022
The Our Patch of Earth Exhibition and Creative Arts Garden project is underway and has been very exciting this year. Artist in Residence, Esteban Peña Parga, explored our relationship with the natural environment with his focus on native wildflowers for the Gatehouse Gallery exhibition. Pop along and see it until 30 August 2022. Using innovative painting and drawing techniques, as well as...
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Have an Usher Gallery exhibition in your school!

December 9, 2021
That’s what Waddington All Saints Primary have just done! Wow what a response from the pupils! Using our new Creative Arts kits they set up their own art studio. What an impression it made. The pupils absolutely loved it and told us it felt like they were in a real gallery and they can’t wait to visit us at the Usher. It was great to hear how they had linked the art works to their...
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Our new Patch of Earth Investigate Learning project

September 6, 2021
The Our Patch of Earth project has had a wonderful start at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life and the exhibition will now continue until the end of August. Our Victorian ‘secret garden’ plans are moving ahead and we have had visitors busy planting as part of schools workshops and holiday events! Great stuff. The themes of the project are linked to environmental responsibility, wellbeing and...
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Autumn is coming – and so are our workshops

September 2, 2021
We are looking forward to welcoming you back for our workshops across the sites this autumn. Demand has been very high and we have reviewed our capacity and learning spaces. Access for some of our offers will be limited until next year so please check with us with regard to topic availability. In particular we are unable to offer Egyptians and Greeks at The Collection Museum and the Castle...
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Sandford Award success for Investigate

August 9, 2021
We are delighted to have been awarded the Sandford Award for the Investigate Learning team at The Collection Museum and Usher Gallery. Feedback from lead judge, Nina Sprigge: “The Collection provides engaging interactive learning experiences, both on-site and digitally. The knowledgeable Learning team is enthusiastic about sharing the significance of the local archaeological...
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Shared voices in Learning and Exhibitions

August 6, 2021
Welcome to our finale of our Battle of Britain Exhibition Learning Project. Our new film showcases the collaborative work to bring to life the art works from the Imperial War Museum and our own collection. The Creative Collective of young people have been at the heart of this creative response which has been fantastic. How they approached the challenges has been inspirational....
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Exciting commissions for Our Patch of Earth project

August 6, 2021
The Investigate Learning team are looking to commission a Project Facilitator and an Artist in Residence for this fantastic new project at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life. This creative arts engagement project will focus upon a range of environment and wellbeing themes linked to the potential future development of a museum garden. See further details of the project and post in the...
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