Museums

  • Woodhall Spa Cottage Museum – a must for visitors! There’s a Tourist info section with useful information, maps and leaflets about Woodhall Spa, but the rest of the museum has recently been updated and now has an up-to-date exhibition illustrating the rich history of the town through photographs and memorabilia.
  • Museum of Lincolnshire Life – celebrates the culture of Lincolnshire and its people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life. Also home to an authentic World War One tank named “Flirt”, as well as galleries of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment.
  • The Collection and the Usher Gallery Lincoln – The archaeology gallery in the Collection tells the story of Lincolnshire’s fascinating heritage through artefact-rich displays and reconstructions. The Usher Gallery next door combines displays from its permanent collections of fine arts, decorative arts and horology, enhanced by loans of acclaimed works from national collections, with a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions.
  • Louth Museum is an award winning visitor attraction in the historic market town of Louth, nestling at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. There are four galleries, a library and a gift shop.
  • The Workhouse, Southwell (technically Nottinghamshire), brilliant but thought-provoking place. Tells the story of the workhouse where 100’s of paupers worked and lived in the 19th Plus a re-created 19th century garden.
  • Lincolnshire Road Transport Museum – North Hykeham, near Lincoln. “Transport yourself back”. Over 60 historic buses, cars, vans, lorries, motorcycles with memorabilia, photographs and signs all capturing scenes from yesteryear.
  • National Fishing Heritage Centre – Discover what life was like for trawlermen in the 1950’s. Experience the sights, sound and smells (really!) of the times. Really informative for adults and children alike.
  • Grantham Museum – Newly re-opened with various exhibitions including the D-Day Exhibition, commemorating Grantham’s vital role in the Normandy landings of 1944, the Life of Margaret Thatcher, and the Dambusters Exhibitions
  • Magdalen Museum (and Wainfleet all Saints generally). Wainfleet is a lovely place to visit, an ancient port and market town, famous for Magdalen College, Barkham Street and Batemans Beer. The Museum is a stunning Grade 1 Listed Tudor building and scheduled ancient monument erected by Magdalen College, Oxford in the 15th Century with displays of social history with tea room, walled garden and Victorian kitchen. Barkham Street is also worth a look – the Grade II-listed street, with its 19 houses, is the most perfect early Victorian metropolitan thoroughfare you will ever see outside of London.
  • Batesman’s Brewery, also in Wainfleet, is based around an old windmill dating back two centuries and overlooking the River Steeping. It isn’t quite what you expect but do pay it a visit, if, for no reason other than to sit in the circular bar (it’s in the windmill) and try one of their beers – it’s nothing grand and really quite quaint.
  • Bubblecar Museum, Langrick, Nr Boston – Travel back in time to explore this fascinating era of history! Over 50 microcars on display, examples of Bond, Isetta, Reliant, Frisky and Bamby to name but a few. Plus a row of recreated shops, memorabilia, gift shop and cafe.
  • Mrs Smith’s Cottage – currently closed due to repair works (updated March 2015)
  • Our own little Museum on the ground floor of the Manor House Stables – come downstairs and see for yourself!
*        There are other museums dotted around the County – watch this space as I add more!

What people say about us

  • After months planning a wedding, this has been the perfect relaxing honeymoon we were after.  The entire week has been wonderful...

    S & P March 2015
  • The Hayloft is simply beautiful, so peaceful & cosy.  We spent the days visiting Woodhall Spa and walking and the nights drinking wine by the log burner playing board games, not to mention soaking in that AMAZING bath!!!

    G & T February 2015
  • The Bothy was such a lovely place to 'chill' and relax!  Thank you for making our stay a home from home, with all little extra touches added in!  The first night dinner was super and the crumble was amazing!!

    S & I February 2015
  • Wow - what an amazing time we have had.  Stumbled across this gem on tripadvisor and you deserve all of the praise you get & more!

    S & C February 2015
  • Wow, what a place!  Stephen and I needed a hideaway for a few nights, which would be like a home from home, and we found it with you.  What taste you have Sherry, it was like living in 'Country Living Magazine'!

    S & C January 2015
  • We have made the Hayloft our annual treat to escape and chill.  This is our 4th visit now and each time we love it more.

    T, S, J & A December 2015
  • Practically Perfect in Every Way...  Thank you.

    C & C November 2014
  • From a bottle of wine to bath robes - we really could not have wanted for anything else!  The highlight might have been the bath - it was amazing!!!!  The Bothy really and truly exceeded our expectations and we could not have imagined how delightful a stay it could be!

    L & E November 2015
  • The Bothy is quiet, cosy and quirky.

    T & C October 2015
  • Our third here at the Bothy (and 3 times in the Hayloft!); a wonderful few days of autumn sunshine. Walks on the Fens, the Wolds and along the beach. The garden here is a perfect sun trap, warm enough to enjoy breakfast each morning. I love the warmth and distinctive smell here - it will keep bringing us back to the perfect place for recovery.  Thank you, as always... PS The flowers were beautiful!

    C & B September 2015