Historic setting for Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K event village

Take the opportunity to visit our event village at this year’s Asda Foundation City of Lincoln 10K and follow in the footsteps of kings and convicts.

For while the run once more finishes outside the majestic Lincoln Cathedral, the village has been moved to the newly-refurbished Lincoln Castle grounds.

Along with providing a base for the event’s partner charities, attractions in the village will include free medal engraving for every finisher and a family fun zone hosted by the Asda Foundation.

The imposing castle - a symbol of power and punishment through the ages and home to an original 1215 Magna Carta – is one of Lincoln’s many historic attractions. 

Now, visitors can walk the full circumference of the wall for the first time. An impressive third of a mile long, the Medieval Wall Walk is a journey through the history of Lincoln and offers stunning views across this beautiful city and surrounding countryside.

There are those who claim there is no finer view of Lincoln Cathedral than that from the castle's east wall battlements, which look onto the cathedral’s majestic West Front and soaring spire.

Following extensive refurbishment and re-interpretation, the Victorian Prison is now fully open to visitors. Cross the threshold into the soaring atrium and enter the prison regime.  Explore the cells and imagine life behind bars: the solitude of the single cell, the chaos of the crowded cell, and the desperation of the dark cell.

In the Museum of Lincolnshire Life it’s possible to experience a cornucopia of yesteryear as its rich and varied social history collection 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 is housed in a Victorian barracks built for the Royal North Lincoln Militia in 1857. It is a fine example of Victorian military architecture and is a Grade II listed building. 

Since its beginnings the museum has built up a fascinating collection of over 250,000 objects, both on display and in store. Today visitors can enjoy the charming period room and shop settings displaying the attraction’s wonderful social history collection, with a working Victorian kitchen and printing press during special event days. 

In addition the museum boasts a nationally important agricultural and industrial collection, including impressive steam engines, threshing machines and the iconic World War One tank developed and built by Foster’s of Lincoln. The museum is also home to the Royal Lincolnshire Regimental Galleries.

 

 

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