Dr Tristram Hunt is the Director of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London – the world’s leading museum of art, design and performance.

He is visiting Lincoln Cathedral on Thursday 10th October 2019 to give a lecture entitled ‘Prince Albert’s Great Legacy: The V&A Today.’

Since taking up the post of Director in 2017, Dr Hunt has prioritised support for design education in UK schools, expansion of the photography department, and encouraging debate around the history of the museum’s global collections. Dr Hunt is leading on the transition to a multi-site museum, with V&A Dundee, the redesign of the Museum of Childhood, and the development of a new museum and open access Collections and Research Centre in Stratford, East London. 

Prior to joining the V&A, Dr Hunt was Member of Parliament for Stoke-on-Trent Central and Shadow Secretary of State for Education.  He has a doctorate in Victorian history from Cambridge University and is the author of several books, including Ten Cities That Made an Empire (2014).

The V&A is the world’s largest museum of applied and decorative arts and design, as well as sculpture, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

Tickets are £5, and we are please to offer discounted tickets for current students.

Premium tickets are also available for this event, which include a drinks reception in the Chapter House and the opportunity to meet Tristram Hunt before the lecture.

Please use the button below to book your tickets.

If you do not have internet access, tickets are also for sale in the Cathedral Shop, or by calling Lincoln Cathedral events team on 01522 561658. Please also call this number if you require accessible seating or have any questions about the event.