The City of Lincoln is the capital of the second largest county in England, located in the east between the estuaries of the Humber and the Wash. Lincoln is an ancient city founded around 2000 years ago, with many visible historic monuments from the Roman and Medieval periods, and crowned by its famous cathedral.
The collections held in the museum contain significant local archaeology, and smaller collections from Greece and Italy, arms and armour, world cultures, natural history and numismatics. The Usher Gallery displays a diverse collection of fine and decorative arts and horology including loans from national collections. Artists include JMW Turner, LS Lowry, William Logsdail, Grayson Perry and Edmund de Waal.
The Collection shows a vibrant series of temporary exhibitions, is a National Portfolio holder for its contemporary arts programme, which is supported by the Arts Council, and has an award-winning learning programme that features education and events for schools, families and adults.