Revamp for Lincoln Castle

Further details are being made public about a multi-million pound revamp for Lincoln Castle. The development would create a new vault for the Magna Carta in a purpose built visitor centre.

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Images show transformation planned for Lincoln Castle

The centrepiece of the new development will be a new Magna Carta vault. The team at the castle previously considered displaying it in the old men's prison but decided that sends out the wrong message about the document, and the surroundings would be too bright and may damage it.

New Magna Carta vault Credit: ITV Calendar

The men's prison, housed in the building shown below, will be opened up to the public again. Access is not currently possible.

Victorian male prison Credit: ITV Calendar

The development will also make it possible to walk a full lap of the castle walls. Special ramps and a lift will be installed to allow access for those with mobility problems, but in a way that doesn't detract from the historical nature of the structure.

New fencing around the castle walls Credit: ITV Calendar
A new lift tower to improve access Credit: ITV Calendar
A ramp helps those with mobility problems to access the walls Credit: ITV Calendar

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