Lincoln Castle Revealed – Prison Visitor Centre and Magna Carta Exhibition

In 2009 Arrol Architects was appointed as architect for major works to Lincoln Castle, a site of national and international significance, which provides an opportunity to explore and enjoy almost 1000 years of built history in the context of one of England’s most important historic cities.

The existing elements of the castle include the ancient walls and towers, eighteenth and nineteenth century prison buildings and an original of Magna Carta. A Heritage Lottery funded project is underway to improve both physical and intellectual access to all areas of the castle and thus dramatically improving its visitor status within the town and securing a sustainable future for the castle. The Prison and Magna Carta projects are the centrepiece of the £18.5m HLF funded Lincoln Castle revealed project.

Shown here are illustrations of the Prison visitor attractions as proposed, including the addition of the new Magna Carta Exhibition Centre. All parts of the Prison are to be made fully accessible by means of new stairways and lifts that are carefully integrated with the Prison interior.