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    20-21 Visual Arts Centre

    Visit North Lincolnshire’s lively contemporary visual arts centre offering a regularly changing programme of contemporary art and craft exhibitions, as well as related events and free creative activities for all ages. Located in a Grade II* listed building 20-21 also offers a shop stocking artist made goods and a cafe rated 5 stars for food hygiene. Admission free.

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    Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation Society – Railtours around the Steelworks

    On selected summer weekends, AFRPS run Railtours around the Scunthorpe Steelworks site. With guides on hand, you’ll learn all about Iron and Steel Making with glimpses of red hot steel. The afternoon tours are suitable for all the family and on selected Saturday evenings Appleby Frodingham Railway Preservation run adult only brake van tours. You […]

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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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    Barton upon Humber

    Barton upon Humber is home to many of North Lincolnshire’s much loved attractions. The historic streets are lined with atmospheric Georgian properties, bustling shops and helpful stores. Once a traditional market town, Barton has kept its original charm and is easy to get to. The town is known for its creative thinking and celebrating its iconic […]

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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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    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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    Experience Bottesford

    Bottesford is a picturesque Anglo – Saxon village to the south of Scunthorpe. Bottesford was named as ‘Bulesforde’ in the Domesday book which means‘ The Ford by the House’ Bottesford is steeped in archaeology from the Romans onwards. It is the start to the Bottesford Beck Linear Park Walk which runs for 3 miles alongside the Beck to […]

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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.

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    North Lincolnshire Museum

    The early and later history of North Lincolnshire is explored through visual displays of geology, natural history, archaeology and social history.