New Exhibition Shed Light on Lincoln Life

New Exhibition Shed Light on Lincoln Life

A new exhibition will see downhill Lincoln’s history brought to life at the city’s historical Guildhall building.

The project was created by second-year Archaeology and History students from local Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU). The temporary exhibition offers free admission and will be hosted at the Guildhall and Stonebow from Wednesday 29th March to Monday 17th April 2023.

Visitors will be taken on a journey through the history of Downhill Lincoln from Prehistory to Present Day. According to one BGU student, it was refreshing to research an aspect of Lincoln’s history that is often overlooked. Milly Jennett said: “A lot of conversations about the history of Lincoln revolve around the cathedral quarter, so it’s been fun getting to explore downhill and shedding some light on an area that isn’t always talked about.”

A variety of archival documentary sources, archaeological sites, and artifacts form the basis of the exhibition’s research. The installation showcases the students’ findings, allowing visitors to learn more about Lincoln’s fascinating past while visiting one of the city’s most interesting historical buildings.

Dr Derwin Gregory, Programme Leader for Archaeology and Heritage at BGU said: “The creation of the exhibition has been an exciting opportunity for our students to not only undertake research into downhill Lincoln, but to design and create their own exhibition.”

Student Shannon O’Neill also found the experience enlightening. She said: “Each student has covered a different period in Lincoln’s history, and it’s been interesting coming together and seeing how all the different time periods slot together to form this bigger timeline of events that we’re showcasing in the exhibition.”

Visitors can find opening times and more information at VisitLincoln.

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