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Visit Gainsborough, with its wealth of heritage and things to do! The town offers a great range of days out for all ages,!

The town boasts a fantastic Medieval manor, Gainsborough Old Hall, a ‘Must See’ for history lovers. Explore this historic market town through fascinating exhibitions at Gainsborough Heritage Centre , The Old Nick Police Museum and the Gainsborough Model Railway.

You can also discover arts and culture at Trinity Arts Centre , with its fantastic programme of films and charming live performances.

 

History & Heritage

Old Nick Theatre

Home to Gainsborough Theatre Company, an award-winning local amateur theatre group in the heart of Lincolnshire with live music and entertaining shows.

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The Old Nick
Gainsborough Old Hall

Gainsborough Old Hall

Built in 1460, Gainsborough Old Hall is one of the best-preserved medieval manor houses in Britain and hosts a variety of events and exhibitions all year round.

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Gainsborough Heritage Centre

Set inside an early 20th Century Post Office, Gainsborough Heritage Centre houses the town’s significant collection of industrial and domestic artefacts, displays and exhibitions.

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Gainsborough Heritage Centre
Old Nick Museum

The Old Nick Police Museum

The original Divisional Headquarters of the Lincolnshire Constabulary and the former Magistrates’ Court, The Old Nick shows the development of the Lincolnshire Constabulary from 1860 to the present day.

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Gainsborough Model Railway

See one of the largest hand-built model railways depicting the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross to Leeds Central. This is no ordinary model railway, but a truly remarkable product of the model maker’s art.

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Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Caistor Arts & Heritage Centre

Located on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds, this former chapel has displays on local history, a public library and a café offering delicious cakes, snacks & lunches.

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Bardney Heritage Centre

A local heritage centre with a popular cafe sitting close to the water railway cycle route. The centre has a range of memorabilia showing the industrial heritage of the village.

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Market Rasen - Past times

Market Rasen Heritage Tour

Discover the history of the town and follow the route form your phone with 10 historical stories brought to life with words, videos, photos & panoramas.

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The Old Police Station, Market Rasen

The Old Police Station is one of only three complete mid 19th century courtrooms left in England, making it a very important historic Grade II listed building.

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Market rasen station

Market Rasen Station

Housing a local heritage centre that includes over 20 fascinating display panels, and audio stories from people who lived and worked at the station years ago.

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Hemswell Antiques

Europe’s largest selection of dealers at a former RAF base, offering the widest possible range of antique furniture and vintage collectables.

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Hemswell Antiques