East Midlands

Encompasses the counties of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, The East Midlands is full of great museums and galleries which reflect the region's cultural excellence.


For an insight into Lincolnshire, The Museum of Lincolnshire Life is the largest and most diverse community museum in the county. It celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day with exhibits that illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life


The Collection brings together an award winning archaeology museum and the region's premier art gallery, the Usher Gallery, in the heart of historic Lincoln. Lincoln Art Works is an independent art gallery centrally situated in Lincoln's Cultural Quarter, just off the High Street, with views of Lincoln Cathedral.


The National Centre for Craft and Design is the home of British craft and design: with exhibitions set in Sleaford's Navigation Wharf.


The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF) Visitor Centre is the home of the RAF Battle Of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire. Here you have the opportunity to see the Flight's historic aircraft at close quarters and to observe the RAF BBMF technicians working to maintain them in airworthy condition.


Nottinghamshire is famed for amongst other things the legend of Robin Hood, Lord Byron, and DH Lawrence, but there is a lot more besides from a cultural perspective. Nottinghamshire was once the heart of the world's lace making industry, and it has a proud industrial heritage still going strong today. Nottingham City Museums and Galleries' lace collection has been awarded designated collection status by Arts Council England.


Learn about the poorest textile workers of Victorian Britain and see the history of the knitting industry come to life at the Framework Knitters Museum. The Museum of Nottingham Life is where you can learn about the people of Nottingham through the objects made, used or owned and the stories they tell us.


In Derbyshire, there is opportunity to take in an exhibition - from art, sculpture, and local Derbyshire traditions, and explore internationally-renowned collections by Joseph Wright of Derby or the delicate beauty of Royal Crown Derby china.


Derby Museums Trust oversees the city's three museums - Derby Museum and Art Gallery, the Silk Mill and Pickford's House Museum. The award-winning Crich Tramway Museum provides chance to enjoy unlimited vintage tram rides, and explore The Exhibition Hall which houses the largest.



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