North Lincolnshire Museum

North Lincolnshire Museum offers great day out for all the family. Featuring a range of permanent galleries and a changing exhibition galleries. The Museum offers a history experience for all the family. You can explore through a range of award winning collections and interactive displays.

Permanent Galleries

All galleries feature family friendly activities and interactives, including dressing up, games and object handling.

Our galleries include:

Archaeology Gallery

Discover the archaeology of North Lincolnshire from the first human arrivals in the early Stone Age to the 17th century. Explore objects from tiny Iron Age coins to a Bronze Age boat. Come face to face with the Winterton Roman Lady.

Local History Gallery

Investigate the development of North Lincolnshire from the early 1800s to the outbreak of the Second World War. Find out about local folklore and customs such as the Haxey Hood and Plough Jags.

People’s War Gallery

Experience life in North Lincolnshire during the Second World War. Find out what life was like for those left behind when the men went to war. Step inside an Anderson Shelter and listen to an air raid siren.

Post-War Gallery

Explore life in 1950s, 60s and 70s North Lincolnshire. Investigate the modern gadgets in the 50s style kitchen and 60s living room.


Our temporary exhibitions:


 Animals at Home – Until 29 September 2019

Explore three iconic local habitats, the Humber Wetlands, Ancient Woodlands and Coversands Heathland. Get up close to taxidermy birds and beasts for the museum’s collection. Lots of fun interactives for children to participate in.


The Plough Jags a Living Tradition – Until 29 September 2019

In this exhibition you will find out about the history of The Plays and what is happening in the present. Come and see Plough Jag costumes and listen to their songs.


For families…

Dudley Club – Make and Take

Fun themed activities that explore our collections and exhibitions. Suitable for all ages.10-30am – 3.30pm. Free

This summer we will be making animal and habitat themed crafts, inspired by the Animals at Home exhibition.

 Dudley’s Den

Explore, play, pretend and discover in our space for children under five. Find objects in the dig, handle objects in the museums wall, and babies can chill in the Under the Sea themed area. During the summer holidays this room is open daily for free play 10 am – 4pm, and Sundays 1 – 4pm.

Opening times: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm and Sundays 1pm – 4pm

Address: North Lincolnshire Museum, Oswald Road, Scunthorpe, DN15 7BD

Telephone: 01724 297055

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What a year 2017 was for North Lincolnshire


Take a look back at some of our favourite bits from the past 12 months!

– 15,000 people watched the City of Culture fireworks from Waters’ Edge in Barton

– In February, Treasured City opened at 20-21 Visual Arts Centre

– North Lincolnshire hosted stage three of the Tour of Britain

Ashby Ville Boardwalk

The possibilities are endless when you visit North Lincolnshire. You could be planning a day out for the family, a romantic getaway or shopping trip. Want to try extreme sports and adventurous outdoor pursuits?… You can! Want to chill out with a visit to a luxurious spa and golf resort?… You can! Want to stay in “Quality” accommodation?… You can! North Lincolnshire has it all, rich in heritage, culture and the arts with an abundance of green open space.



Proud to host the OVO Energy Tour of Britain

The start of Stage 3 will begin at Normanby Hall Country Park and finish in Scunthorpe outside Central Park. Our stage is very spectator friendly with the whole race staying within the North Lincs boundary, so be prepared to get your flags and banners out on multiple occasions. On race day there will be plenty to do for all ages with entertainment, a range of stalls and fun activities.  For further information on the route take a look at our own North Lincs Tour of Britain website with details on the proposed route, showing places of interest you can cycle past and North Lincolnshire’s cycle routes for those shortcuts on the race day –

North Lincs ToB website also provides details on sponsorship packages for local businesses large or small to get involved in this fantastic opportunity, whether it be a main sponsor or In Kind sponsorship. Keep an eye out on a community pack coming soon, demonstrating on how local communities can partake in this exciting event. From spray painting bikes in the local stage colours of green and blue to creating artistic bicycle sculptures and fun aerial images that will be filmed and shown on TV.

Not only will Stage 3 be a day to put in our diary but we will also be holding a ‘Cycling Extravaganza’ in August at Normanby Hall and North Lincs Tour of Britain Sportive in the coming months. For all up to date information sign up to our newsletter on our website.

If you have any questions about the race day, or fancy signing up to be a volunteer or a local business that wants to get involved contact the North Lincs Tour of Britain Team at or 01724 296830.