Lincoln Castle re-opens its doors after a £22m investment; revealing the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault, vast improvements to the Castle’s prisons and its walls and a new Heritage Skills Centre.
After a £22m investment into major improvement works, Lincoln Castle will be opening its gates to the public on 1st April 2015.
This momentous occasion marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta: the first document imposed upon the monarchs of England in an attempt to limit their power by law to protect the feudal barons and their rights.
Visitors to the Lincoln Castle & Magna Carta Experience will be able to enjoy a complete wall walk around Lincoln Castle, providing breathtaking views over the entire city.
As well as this the Victorian Prison has been restored to its original state. The renovation of the prison will allow visitors to explore and learn about the building at their own pace. There will also be some entertaining, interactive experiences where visitors can learn about the former inmates!
The Heritage Skills Centre is the new edition to the castle grounds, where visitors can learn a variety of new skills including stain glass window making, and stone masonry.