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North Lincolnshire Museum

Children having fun at North Lincolnshire Museum
Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire  DN15 7BD

Opening Times:

Tuesday to Saturday and bank hols: 10am to 4pm  (excluding 25, 26 Dec and 1 Jan) 
Sunday: 1pm to 4pm
Monday: Closed, except on bank holidays and during school holidays


Disabled access to all displays.

Free admission, free car parking.

Refreshments available.

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North Lincolnshire Museum is 100 years old, having been opened on August 31st 1909. Founded around collections that were principally geological and archaeological, the service now cares for and interprets the full range of the region's heritage, including its natural, archaeological, social, historical, technological and built heritage.


The service delivers a regularly changing programme of temporary exhibitions to complement the galleries. We offer an enquiries and identification service, and are home to the Portable Antiquities service and the Sites and Monuments Record for the region. We put on a wide range of events and activities and operate a busy education service. Details of all these activities can be found on the council's website at the link above.

Contact Details:
Tel: 01724 843533  Email:  

Learning Programmes:

North Lincolnshire Museum 

Step inside (foundation/KS1)

Move it (KS1)

Take cover - World War II (KS1/ KS2)

Mini museum (KS2)

The Roman villa experience (KS2)

Anglo Saxon life and times (KS2)

Rocks and fossils (KS2) 


Normanby Hall 

Mrs Tiggy-Winkle's washday (nursery/foundation - 1 hour)

A fox's tale (foundation/KS1)

Washday blues (KS1/KS2)

Domestic staff (KS1/KS2)

Living with land (KS1/KS2)

Our secret garden (KS1/KS2 - whole day)

A bug's life/ habitats (KS1/KS2)

Pond dipping (KS1/KS2)

Trug to table (KS1/KS2)

History detectives (KS2)

Appliance of science (KS2) 


Baysgarth House Museum -

Barton Upon Humber

Childhood memories (KS1) 


Wilderspin National School - Barton Upon Humber 

Eyes to the front (KS2) 



Toy story (foundation/KS1 - one hour)

A visit from Florence Nightingale (KS1 - one hour)

Eyes to the front (KS1/KS2)

Roman life and times (KS2)

Egyptian life and times (KS2)

Archaeology antics (KS2)

Who is Mary Anning? (KS2)


For further details of these workshops, go to the Inspired Learning programme on the North Lincolnshire Council website.


Geology, Natural History, Archaeology and Social History of North Lincolnshire.


Particular specialist areas are:

The fossils and geology of the Frodingham Ironstone

Archaeological finds from Winterton Villa and the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Lindsey

The regionally important costume collection.

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