A great day out for all the family. Discover the stories of North Lincolnshire through many interactive exhibits - become a nature detective in 'Go Wild', step back in time in the Victorian ironstone cottage and relive the 'People's War'.
Climb the stairs to delight in the treasures of our new archaeology gallery and the award winning temporary exhibitions.
The museum displays draw on all of these collections, reflecting not only the great changes in the region but also the everyday lives of ordinary people.
The museum was short listed for the Family Friendly Kids in Museums Telegraph award 2013 and 2014.
Christmas 2014 opening hours
We close at 2pm on Christmas Eve and re-open as normal on 2 January 2015.
You can keep up to date by visiting or liking our Facebook page.
North Lincolnshire Museum Service, East Riding of Yorkshire Museum Service and Hull Museum Service have joined forces as part of an Arts Council funded project. We will be delivering many joint exhibitions and events throughout 2014 and 2015. See our website for details about joint working projects.
North Lincolnshire Museum holds a Visit England Accreditation status.
1950's inspired cafe offers visitors a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks located within our courtyard garden area. We also offer a takeaway lunch time service.
Disabled access to all displays, free admission, free car parking, refreshments. For more detail please see our Access statement [PDF, 2Mb]
How to find us
By car: Our interactive map can be zoomed to show the principal routes into Scunthorpe. There is a free car park for visitors behind the museum, which is open between 10am and 4pm.
By train: The railway station is just a two minute walk from the museum. Turn left out of the station, walk up to the road junction and the museum is in the gardens on the opposite corner.
By bus: The bus station is in the town centre. Walk back through the shopping centre to the main street, turning left when you reach it. Walk up until you reach the traffic lights. Turn left again and the museum is just a five minute walk away on the right.