Lincolnshire

Top 10 things to do for Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2017

Every year, attractions around the county open their doors for free over one weekend to ensure visitors can Discover Lincolnshire.

On the weekend on March 18 and 19, visitors to the county can discover Lincolnshire’s heritage, from tours around our mills, to walks through the historic landscape.

Take a look at 10 Lincolnshire venues taking part this weekend:


Cogglesford Watermill

Location: East Road, Sleaford, NG34 7EQ

The watermill in the market town of Sleaford will be open with free entry from 11am – 4.30pm over the weekend.

Discover the history of this historic watermill.

For more information, click here.


Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Photo: Cranwell Aviation Heritage Centre

Location: Heath Farm, North Rauceby, Sleaford

The heritage centre at RAF Cranwell will be open with free entry from 11am – 4.30pm over the weekend.

Discover the history through interactive exhibits, archive film, story boards and artefacts.

For more information, click here.


Gainsborough Old Hall

Photo: Gainsborough Old Hall

Location: Parnell Street, Gainsborough, DN21 2NB

There will be free external tours of the Old Hall at 12pm and 2pm over the weekend.

Customers who pay for entry to the site will get a free filter coffee or pot of tea.

For more information, click here.


Heckington Windmill

Photo: Heckington Windmill

Location: Hale Road, Heckington, NG34 9QW

The world’s only eight-sailed working windmill will be open for free over the weekend from 12pm to 5pm.

Find out how the windmill works and learn about its history.

For more information, click here.


National Centre of Craft and Design

Photo: National Centre of Craft and Design

Location:Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford, NG34 7TW

Exhibitions include: 3D Printing: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful, What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK?, Syann Van Niftrik: Dropped

Events which will take place on March 18 include: Curators opening talk for What Do I Need To Do To Make It OK? And Louise West lace making demonstration in the shop.

For more information, click here.


The Old Nick

Photo: Google Street View

Location: Spring Gardens, Gainsborough, DN21 2AX

There will be free guided tours of this fascinating Grade II Listed, Victorian Police Station and Magistrates’ Court, last used in the 1970s, over the weekend from 11am to 3pm.

Visit the cells and learn about the inmates, their crimes, and their punishments.

For more information, click here.


Navigation House

Photo: Navigation House

Location: Navigation Wharf, Carre Street, Sleaford

This 19th century canal company office on the River Slea – thought to be the only of its kind still in existence – will be open with free entry from 11am – 4.30pm over the weekend.

Discover the history of life and trade on River Slea.

For more information, click here.


Rauceby Parish Church

Photo: Rauceby Church

Location:  Church Lane, Sleaford, NG34 8QS

The Rauceby census will return available to view.

Local artist Iain Harkess will be selling his paintings, as well displaying some of his work.

For more information, click here.


Grimsby Fishing Heritage

Photo: BBC Website

Location:Alexandra Road, Grimsby, DN31 1UZ

Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre will also be open free of charge for Discover Lincolnshire weekend.

This will include a guided tour of the iconic Great Grimsby trawler Ross Tiger, in her 60th year this year! The ship is not accessible to children under five and is not suitable for those with mobility difficulties.

For more information, click here.


Manor House Stables

Photo: Manor House Stables

Location: Manor House Stables, Martin

Free taster day event at the Manor House Stables on Sunday March 19 from 10am – 5pm.

Come and have a go at making and baking something. Activities which will be happening throughout the day include; bread, jam, cheese and chocolate making.

There will also be an opportunity to learn how to make natural bath and beauty products.

For more information, click here.


For a full list of sites taking part in Discover Lincolnshire Weekend 2017, click here,