Lincoln Festival of History Castle Zone

Step into history and conquer the castle!

Lincoln Festival of History: Castle Zone

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Hold on tight and jump on board as we take you on a journey through time. From the Romans, through to the Victorians: experience the sights and sounds of the past, and witness spectacular re-enactments as history comes alive in front of your eyes. 

Meet a vibrant array of characters as we introduce you to some of Lincoln Castle’s finest, and enjoy the entertainment put on especially for you.

Join us for the Lincoln Festival of History and conquer the castle!

You can access the event with a Lincoln Castle day ticket or with an Annual Pass.

Don’t forget that your journey doesn’t stop here! Be sure to visit our Victorian Zone at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life where a Victorian adventure awaits you. And travel to our Museum Zone to meet the Mighty Romans and discover real artefacts from the city’s past at Lincoln Museum.

Details of other activities happening across the city for the Lincoln Festival of History can be found on the Visit Lincoln website.

Event timetable:


Enjoy music from our Medieval Minstrels as they welcome you into the Castle Zone


The fearsome Romans return to Lindum Colonia! Are you brave enough to meet the mighty army?


Featuring fire breathing and juggling, join What a Palaver for a frentic frenzy of fearsome fire, along with feats of derring-do! Frightening but fun. Safe but stupid!


Cheer for your champion in this skirmish between fearsome Viking invaders and brave Saxon defenders.


Calling all young warriors! Learn the skills you need to Defend Your Castle!


Join us for a spectacular Medieval contest of skill, frantic sword fights and a flag mele that will ‘rock’ the Castle!


Join What a Palaver (see 12pm)


The fearsome Romans return! (see 11am)


Stay and listen to our Medieval Minstrels as they entertain you before you journey home!

Throughout the day you can visit our Roman, Viking and Medieval living history camps. Make sure you make time to greet our special guests, King William, Lady Nicola de la Haye and William Marshal. Enter the Victorian prison and meet our characters within. We even have some Victorian entertainment in the Prison Exercise Yard to enjoy!

Date: 4th May 2024 - 6th May 2024 Recurs daily.

Location: Family fun

Cost: Entry with a Lincoln Castle day ticket

Time: 10:00 - 17:00