The Collection and Usher Gallery is Lincolnshire’s premier historic and contemporary art gallery, as well as an archaeology museum, set in the heart of historic Lincoln. Before 2005, The Collection was known as ‘The City and County Museum’ before it merged with the Usher Gallery and became The Collection. A new purpose built museum was opened in 2005 to house collections of archaeology, and in the adjoining Usher Gallery, a variety of art collections are presented. Both The Collection and Usher Gallery have a dynamic programme of temporary exhibitions which combined with the permanent exhibitions bring around 120,000 visitors a year to its galleries, most of which are completely free.
An integral part of Lincoln’s new museum, opened in 2005, Soundwall is one of Europe’s largest permanently installed audio diffusion systems. This multi channel playback system delivers specially commissioned recordings.