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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.

When you visit Gainsborough, make sure to take a walk down the riverside to see the Pilgrim Woman. She stands at the waters edge as a symbol of Gainsborough’s connection to the Mayflower story.

Gainsborough is the ideal base to explore Lincolnshire

Explore further and head to the historic city of Lincoln with it’s fantastic Castle and Cathedral and famous ‘Steep Hill’. The Lincolnshire Wolds AONB is also just under an hours drive away with plenty of walking routes, fun activities and days out. The Lincolnshire Coast also offers a great day out for all the family!

For more information on places to visit in Lincolnshire visit www.visitlincolnshire.com.

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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

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 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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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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Market Rasen Heritage Tour

Discover the history of the Market Rasen – on foot or online – and discover 20 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

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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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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