Domesday at Lincoln Castle

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Saturday 27 May - Sunday 3 September

The earliest surviving public record will make a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Lincoln Castle this summer.

This is a rare and unmissable opportunity to see Domesday on display, in a castle built by the same king that ordered the document. The iconic document will be on display in the David P J Ross Magna Carta Vault.

It will be on loan to Lincoln Castle from its permanent home at The National Archives, London.

Domesday is an icon of English history, giving a fascinating insight into life over 900 years ago. Commissioned in 1086 by William the Conqueror, it gave the king a picture of his realm by recording the taxable value and resources of all the boroughs and manors in the land.

Buy an All Inclusive castle ticket to see Domesday. The ticket will also get you access to our Medieval Wall Walk, Victorian Prison and Magna Carta.

Adults £13.50, Concession £11, Child £7.20, Family £34.20 (2 adults & up to 3 children). 10% discount for advance on-line bookings.

Domesday Book is part of a major exhibition called Battles and Dynasties, held at The Collection museum, a five minute walk from Lincoln Castle.

Battles and Dynasties explores the conflict for the crown from Domesday to present day through fascinating  documents, paintings and artefacts each fundamental to our local and national heritage. It's an unmissable opportunity to see significant pieces on our doorstep here in Lincolnshire, including major objects that are rarely shown outside of London and some things from private collections that are never on display.

For a limited time only you can enjoy two entry tickets to Battles and Dynasties for the price of one. The cheapest ticket gets in free, not to be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer valid from July 8th to August 6th. 

Adults £6
Concessions £5 
Child £4
Family £16

You can also purchase a combined ticket which will give you All Inclusive entry to Lincoln Castle to see Domesday Book and entry into Battles and Dynasties at The Collection. This is not part of the 2 for 1 offer. 

Combination Ticket Adult  £19.50  
Combination Ticket Concession  £16.00   
Combination Ticket Child  £11.20
Combination Ticket Family £50.20 

This exhibition has been made possible as a result of the Government Indemnity Scheme. The Lincolnshire County Council would like to thank HM Government for providing Government Indemnity and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and Arts Council England for arranging the indemnity.

Battles and Dynasties has been brought together by Lincolnshire County Council and Lord Cormack in partnership with the Historic Lincoln Trust, The National Archives and the British Library.