The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is a museum in Lincoln, Lincolnshire, in the United Kingdom. The museum collection is a varied social history that reflects and celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life.[1]

The museum occupies a listed former barracks, built in 1857 for the Royal North Lincoln Militia. A important new redevelopment at the museum expands on this military history, with the story of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment and Lincolnshire Yeomanry being explained and illustrated by a variety of methods.[2]


Water carrier for Mesopotamia

The Mark IV tank in the museum, codenamed as "Water carriers for Mesopotamia" during production.

Aveling-Barford AD670 - DX6 motor roller - Violet - TL 8524 at Lincoln 09 - IMG 4399

Aveling-Barford Motor roller 'Violet' at Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally in 2009

Marshall no. 30169 makers plate - IMG 4406

Marshall no. 30169 makers plate

Tuxford no. 1131 portable at Lincoln 09 - IMG 4409

Tuxford and Son portable sn 1131 part rebuilt in 2009 at the Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally

The museum houses one of the first Mark I tank developed during World War I by the local firm of William Foster & Co of Lincoln. The tank, named "Flirt II" is a Mark IV Female.

The museum also has exhibits featuring recreations of old shops, house interiors along with an extensive collection of early farm machinery, with examples of machines built by local companies, such as the Field Marshall tractor built in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire by Marshall, Sons & Co..

Loss of Important exhibitEdit

The early Ruston Proctor no. 306 a steam navey (excavator) of 1906 that was on display in the yard, has now been transferred to the Vintage Excavator Trust in Cumbria.[3] This rare survivor that was recovered from a flooded gravel pit by a team lead by Ray Hooley (Ruston engines expert) and was restored by volunteers including apprentices at Ruston Turbines. It had sadly deteriorated over the 30 years of outside display & has now been transferred to the care of the VET who are to restore it again. (Hopefully back to working order eventually)

See alsoEdit

References Edit

Based on the wikipedia article. (Collection details to be added)

  1. Museum of Lincolnshire Life | Lincolnshire County Council
  2. Museum of Lincolnshire Life on
  3. Old Glory Magazine November 2011

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