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Discover the history of North Lincolnshire at our free museum near the centre of Scunthorpe.

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A visit to the Museum is a step back in time through fascinating hands-on displays. Learn about some of North Lincolnshire’s amazing objects and stories. Explore the geology, local history and archaeology galleries. Plus a programme of changing family friendly exhibitions and events for all ages. Families can visit Dudley’s Den, our Under 5s space. No visit is complete without a browse in the gift shop.

Please check in advance to find out What’s On the day you plan to visit.

View our Site Map to plan your visit.

“Extremely informative and child friendly with plenty of interaction available.”

Visitor of North Lincolnshire Museum

Virtual Tour

Visit the Museum from the comfort of home at a time to suit you.

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Colour photograph of a man and two boys looking at a lead font inside a museum case.

Archaeology Gallery

Discover the archaeology of North Lincolnshire.

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Dudley’s Den

Our dedicated play space for the under 5s.

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Getting Here

North Lincolnshire Museum

Getting Here

Follow the Brown signs to the railway station. There is a free car park for visitors behind the Museum. The car park is open from 10am to 4pm. Satnav postcode for the visitor car park on Vicarage Gardens is DN15 7BD.

The bus station is in the town centre on Fenton Street DN15 6QU. Walk through The Foundry shopping centre to the High Street. Turn left onto High Street. Continue up High Street until you reach the traffic lights. Turn left onto Oswald Road. The Museum is approximately a ten minute walk away on the right, just before St. Lawrence’s Church.

Several bus companies operate services at this station:


Follow the Brown signs to the railway station. There is a drop off point for coaches at the bus stop in front of the Museum on Oswald Road.

Coach parking is available in town centre car parks. Please contact us for more information.

Visitors arriving on a bicycle can park their bicycle in the Courtyard Garden. Please ask at reception for access.

The railway station is a two minute walk from the Museum, on Station Road,  DN15 6PY. Turn left out of the station. Walk to the road junction. The Museum is on Oswald Road, in the gardens on the opposite corner.


Car Park

The free visitor car park is behind the Museum, off Vicarage Gardens. The postcode for a Satnav to the car park is DN15 7BD. The car park is open 10am to 4pm.

Buggy Park

We have a secure buggy park in the Courtyard Garden. Visitors can lock up a buggy or pram under cover and enjoy the Museum without having to push it around. Collect a free token from Reception to operate a lock.

Dudleys Den

Our dedicated area for the under 5s. A bright, airy and spacious fun-filled room. With museum-inspired toys to encourage little ones to explore, play and discover. Open daily for free play. Also offering sessions led by a Learning Development Officer. See our What’s On pages for more details on sessions.


We have two lifts in the Museum to enable visitors to access almost all display areas. Please note, there is a single step down into the front room of the Ironstone Cottage.

The lift to the first floor is in the Reception. Staff can help you on its use. The second platform lift provides access to the different levels of the first floor. This lift is between the Archaeology Gallery and the main exhibition gallery.

Both lifts can be used by visitors with access needs, those in wheelchairs and people with pushchairs.

The Courtyard Garden

Visit the Courtyard Garden and its seating area, an ideal place for a picnic or a snack during your visit. Please note that food and drink are not to be consumed anywhere else in the Museum. This open air space has several seating areas, some in the sunshine if you are lucky! It is also the location of the Buggy Park.

Please note there is no café on site. We can recommend the following Council venues the Café at 20-21 or The Pods


We have a small accessible toilet for customer use, near the front doors and Reception. This toilet includes a baby change area.

Access for All

For more detailed information on accessibility please see the Museum Accessibility guide.


For the safety and security of visitors, staff and objects, CCTV is in operation at all times.

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