The Future of the Heritage Service

Lincolnshire County Council is considering changes to its Heritage Service, which if implemented would involve changes to its offer including the closure or handing over to third parties of a number of sites, and the development of the heritage offering at Lincoln Castle and The Collection Art & Archaeology Museum.

Alongside these changes the Heritage Service is also proposing to support the development of community heritage, both new and existing, throughout the county including offering financial support, leadership, advice and guidance. We would like to hear your views about the proposals at this formative stage in our thinking.

We have described the case for change and each of our proposals and their implications relating to individual sites as clearly and succinctly as we can in Sections 3  and 4 of the Consultation document which can be found at

The thinking behind these proposals and more detail of them can be found in the Detailed Business Case which was put forward as part of an Executive Report in February 2019. These documents, too, can be found at

The Consultation document, the Executive Report and the Detailed Business Case should be read prior to completing the survey. These documents can be found at The Executive Report and Detailed Business Case, however, are long and complex documents.

You should therefore refer to the descriptions of the proposed changes and their implications relating to individual sites set out in Section 4 of that Consultation document rather than the Executive Report or Detailed Business Case when completing the survey.

You can participate in the survey by completing the questions below and your responses will be taken into account by Lincolnshire County Council in deciding the way forward for the Heritage Service.

Your responses will be kept completely confidential and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.  If you would like to know more about how we handle your data please see our privacy statement at

For further information or to make a request for any of the documents, including the survey, in a different format please contact or call 01522 782040.

The closing date for the consultation is 24 April 2019 at 12 noon.

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