Lincolnshire’s Heritage sites to reopen from July 13

Lincoln Castle’s Victorian Prison and Magna Carta Vault, The Collection Museum, Lincolnshire Archives and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Visitor Centre are all set to reopen in the week of July 13.

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With social distancing measures in place, the sites will be run slightly differently.

Lincoln Castle will be fully reopened – visitors will need to book a timed ticket in advance for the Victorian Prison, Magna Carta Vault and its amazing Medieval Wall Walk via www.lincolncastle.com (tickets will go live on Friday, July 10).

The Collection Museum in Lincoln will reopen for six days a week, for access to the archaeology gallery- exploring the story of Lincolnshire’s fascinating heritage.

Visitors will need to pre-book online at www.thecollectionmuseum.com. The children’s play area will remain closed.

Lincolnshire Archives, on Rumbold Street in Lincoln, will reopen on Tuesday - Thursday, on a reduced service.

Visitors will need to pre-book by appointment at least seven days in advance via [email protected]

Reopening in conjunction with the RAF, the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight visitor centre (BBMF), will be open for tours every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Visitors will need to pre-book a space at least seven days in advance via [email protected]

Councillor Nick Worth, executive member for heritage and culture at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We’re delighted to announce the phased reopening of a number of our heritage sites and cultural offerings in the county.

“We are building on the success of the reopening of Lincoln Castle, which has been very welcomed by the community.

“Thousands of people have visited, since its initial opening. The team introduced one way systems, social distancing measures, extra staffing, extra cleaning and hand sanitising stations – which has worked extremely well.

“Safety is our number one priority – so I’d like to assure residents that when they visit one of our sites, there will be the correct processes in place – both for the public and our staff.

“We look forward to the coming months when we expect to reopen our other sites.”

For further information, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/heritage