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.
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.
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..
- Aveling-Barford AD670 - "Violet" a 6 ton DX motor roller exhibited at the Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally 2009.
- Marshall no. 30169 - "Harriet" of 1898 a 7 hp Portable engine which has been displayed at the Lincolnshire Steam and Vintage Rally in 2008.
- Tuxford & Sons Ltd sn 1131 Portable engine, currently under restoration.
Loss of Important exhibit
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. 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)
Based on the wikipedia article. (Collection details to be added)
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