Regional Day Out ~ Lincoln

Monday 31st May 2010

Lincoln castle and Ellis mill

Join us for a bank holiday day out in the city of Lincoln for some sightseeing and socialising.

10.30am-12.20pm Lincoln Castle – FREE!

Building of this magnificent castle began in 1068 and for 900 years it was used as a court and prison. Many original features remain and there are superb views from the castle walls. The Magna Carta is displayed at the castle. Mensa will have an exclusive guided tour.

12.30pm-1.50pm Lunch at the Magna Carta - PAYG

This famous pub is located between the castle and cathedral and serves reasonably priced food and a good selection of drinks. Mensa will have exclusive use of their upstairs restaurant.

2.00pm-3.00pm Ellis Mill – FREE!

The only surviving windmill of the nine that once stood on the Lincolnshire Edge. Ellis Mill dates from 1798 and having been lovingly restored still mills flour today. Guided tours are on Saturdays and Sundays only but the mill will be open especially for Mensa this afternoon.

3.00pm-4.00pm Museum Of Lincolnshire Life – FREE!

Located next to the mill is the Museum Of Lincolnshire Life reflecting the culture of local people from 1750 to the present day. Exhibits illustrate commercial, domestic, agricultural, industrial and community life.

4.10pm-5.30pm Farewells at The Victoria – PAYG

Join us for a drink – alcoholic or non-alcoholic - and chat at this quaint pub on Union Street, not far from the mill and museum, before heading home.

This event is being subsidised from regional funds so, apart from food and drink on a pay-as-you-go basis, is FREE to all members and their guest. However, bookings are required and numbers are limited. Please contact Maxine Bates on 01773 715 330 or by 24th May stating which events you wish to attend. Families very welcome!