Roman Posterngate Tours

Venture below the streets of Lincoln to discover the remains of Roman Lindum Colonia's Posterngate and Southern Wall.

Join the Investigate Learning team on a tour of the Posterngate and Southern Wall which lay hidden beneath modern street level. The Posterngate site was uncovered during excavations in the 1970s. It was a small 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. Today, all that remains is the gap in the impressive Southern Wall and the original flagstones of the entrance.

The tour begins at Lincoln Museum where we will give a brief introduction to Lindum Colonia in the Roman section of the archaeology gallery.  This will be followed by a short walk down to Saltergate where the remains lie behind an unassuming door in a vacant building.  We will spend around 30 minutes below ground where we will tell you about the history of the site and highlight the interesting features that can be seen before giving you a chance to look around and read the display boards. The guided tour ends at Posterngate.

Please note that the remains are down a flight of around 15 steps and the light levels are quite low. There is modern flooring which allows visitors to walk around the site but you are not able to walk on the original Roman flagstones.

Places are limited, please book in advance