Hidden Lindum Colonia - Posterngate - visit our hidden Roman gateway!
We are excited to include a visit to Posterngate within our new Hidden Lindum Colonia project. The project will eventually showcase twelve sites of Roman Lincoln and form a digital and real tour of the city.
The Posterngate site was uncovered during excavations in the 1970s. It was a gateway that gave access to Roman Lincoln from the river. It is widely thought that the route was used by merchants and traders when Lincoln’s waterside was a bustling port.
1. Guided tours will begin with a talk about the Hidden Lindum Colonia project and set the scene for Posterngate in the main gallery at Lincoln Museum (10-15 minutes)
2. We will then walk to Posterngate on Saltergate (5 minutes away) to enter the hidden gateway
3. A talk at the Posterngate site (30 minutes)
4. Guided tours will end at the Posterngate site
Please note -
Tours starts at Lincoln Museum.
The tours involve walking from the museum to the site across two roads.
Posterngate is situated 5 metres below ground level and can only be reached down a stone staircase.
Tour dates for 2023/2024
Saturday 25th November 11:30 - 12:30
Saturday 25th November 13:30 - 14:30
Places are limited to 20 visitors per tour.
Tickets are £4.10 and require pre booking either online (link below) or at Lincoln Museum and Usher Gallery receptions.