Lincoln Cathedral Connected

Our Vision

Lincoln Cathedral Connected is a £16million project to radically improve the Cathedral’s setting and visitor experience. Three years in the planning so far, Connected was earmarked for £12.4million in funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) in May 2015, including an initial Development Grant.

This grant allows an 18 month period to further develop our plans, which include:

  • Landscape of the West Front and Dean’s Green to create calm and prayerful public spaces
  • Renewing the floodlights
  • Conservation of Exchequergate Arch
  • Conservation of the West Front centre niche, Gallery of Kings and Romanesque Frieze
  • Creation of new visitor facilities (shop, cafe, toilets, changing places room) and an Interpretation Centre

The project will also offer an exciting education and interpretation programme, encompassing all aspects of the Cathedral’s worship and mission. A Stage 2 Bid was submitted to HLF in November 2016, with the Delivery Stage commencing in 2017. The project will be complete by 2020.


Get Involved

We are now looking for volunteers to help us with the project, so if you are interested in heritage, conservation, education, documentary research, archaeology and/or collections, or have general enquiries about the project, please get in touch with Fern Dawson on 01522 537 668 or

You can also get involved in the Project by completing the Connected Feedback Questionnaire and by reading the Lincoln Cathedral Connected Proposal (small).


Follow the Lincoln Cathedral Connected story online by reading our blog about the project.