Some of Lincoln’s historical secrets will be laid bare for locals this month as the city’s Posterngate is opened to the public.
Posterngate is a Roman gateway lying beneath the Royal Bank of Scotland in Bank Street, giving visitors a unique look at Lincoln’s history.
To help preserve this part of the city’s heritage, Posterngate remains closed for most of the year. However, members of the public will have a rare opportunity to visit this city treasure when it is opened on this Friday (10 March).
Erik Grigg, Collections Access Officer, said: “The site was discovered during excavations in the 1970s and has remained popular with visitors ever since. We’ve recently revamped the displays, which now include a reconstruction of part of the Roman port as well as more finds from the 1973 excavation.
“Posterngate itself was a gateway that allowed people to access boats on Lincoln’s waterfront. It is widely thought that the route was used by merchants and traders when Lincoln’s waterside was a bustling port.”