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Historic North Lincolnshire

Begin your journey into our past and discover the history and traditions that have made North Lincolnshire what it is today. Whether you’re a lover of history or just curious about the past you’ll find fascinating places just waiting to be discovered.

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    Aviation Heritage

    Discover the area’s aviation heritage across eight former RAF sites. RAF Elsham Wolds The First World War airfield closed in June 1919 but as the Second World War beckoned a second site was needed and built to the west of the site. RAF Goxhill Goxhill airfield was used for storage by the RAF and MOD […]

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    Baysgarth House Museum

    Set in 30 acres of parkland, this Grade II listed building is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture and the perfect setting for a family day out.

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    Brigg Heritage Centre

    A warm welcome awaits you at the Brigg Heritage Centre. Situated on the first floor of The Angel, a former 17th Century coaching inn the Brigg Heritage Centre is a labyrinth of rooms and discoveries. The star exhibit, the Bronze age ‘Raft’ found nearby in the river Ancholme, sets the scene for a fascinating journey, […]

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    Church of Holy Trinity

    The Church of Holy Trinity is the much loved parish church of Barrow upon Humber and is home to the new Harrison exhibition. This striking Norman church is suspected to pre-date the 11th Century and has many stages of construction boasting an impressive limestone ashlar tower amongst many architectural features. The church houses the new […]

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    Elsham Hall Gardens & Country Park

    The park is a perfect place for a family day out. Set in the beautiful lakeside gardens of Elsham Hall, the park offers carp lakes where you can feed the fish, an adventure playground, an animal farm, an art gallery and a café. Within contemporary gardens there are aviaries, animal paddocks, a sensory garden and a guinea pig village.

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    Epworth Mechanics’ Institute Library

    Founded in 1837 by William Read, the Library is located in the Manor Court House, a grade 2 listed building. The Library is operated by volunteers housing over 12,000 books, a reference section and the Houghton Local Archive.

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    Epworth Old Rectory

    Epworth Old Rectory (built 1709) will transport you back to the early 18th century. This is the home where Samuel Wesley (Rector of Epworth) & his wife brought up their family. Their remarkable sons, John & Charles Wesley went on to develop the Methodist movement.

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    Heritage & Church Trails

    Explore the hidden churches of North Lincolnshire by following one of the Heritage Church Trails.  Discover the varied styles of church architecture and cross boundaries into North East Lincolnshire as the trails continue. ·         St Oswald Church ·         St Mary’s Church ·         Belton All Saints Chuch ·         Cadney All Saints Church ·         All Saints, Elsham […]

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    Normanby Hall Country Park

    Normanby Hall Country Park is a beautiful 300 acre estate set in the heart of North Lincolnshire. Open to the public every day of the year, the park offers the perfect backdrop to your day out. The Hall and the Farming Museum are only open throughout the summer months, but with award winning gardens, ample wildlife, exciting events, or just a relaxing environment to enjoy a day out, there is plenty to keep you entertained all year round. All year, 9am to dusk.