Restoration set to transform Lincoln Castle

Date Posted: 01/04/2014

Work has begun on the final stage of a £22 million project to transform Lincoln Castle. Built by William the Conqueror in 1068, Lincoln Castle Revealed aims to turn the castle into a world-class heritage visitor attraction.

As well as unveiling new stories about the history of the castle, Lincoln Castle Revealed will also culminate in a state-of-the-art new home to the 1215 Magna Carta.

In 2015 - the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta - Lincoln Castle’s four-year restoration will be complete, including a new underground vault housing the document and bringing its story to life.

The new-look castle will fully re-open in April 2015, but in the meantime school groups will still be able to enjoy the grounds and see how the project is taking shape, thanks to reduced price opening and sneak previews of new attractions.

Once completed, there will be new castle walks, an in-the-round cinema offering a fresh perspective on Magna Carta history, a new shop and cafe.

There will also be improved access to the male and female Victorian prisons - the male prison will be fully open for the first time - and a new Heritage Skills Centre is already open.

For further school trip information visit: www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/visiting/historic-buildings/lincoln-castle.

School Travel Organiser's Guide