Lincoln gallery reopens after project to improve access

A Lincoln gallery has reopened following major improvement work to create better access for disabled visitors.

The Usher Gallery on Lindum Road has a new entrance which now faces on to Danes Terrace.

A new lift has also been installed inside the gallery and a new outdoor space has been created for sculptures.

The museum, which is hosting the National Portrait Gallery winners tour until November, closed in October 2009.

Councillor Eddy Poll, the county council's executive member for cultural services, said: "We are very excited to reopen one of Lincolnshire's most iconic buildings, especially now that it has accessibility better suited to the 21st Century.

"The new entrance will also make the gallery a more visible part of Lincoln's cultural quarter, with it facing towards The Collection museum, The Terrace and The Jew's House."

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