Riseholme Park

The University of Lincoln’s 200-hectare Riseholme Campus, was acquired in 1994. It can be found just north of Lincoln and is home to the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology (LIAT). The campus also comprises of a working farm, woodlands, grasslands and watercourses. The buried remains and earthwork of a mediaeval village are on site from a settlement that was established before the late 11th century.

Livestock who live here include the Lincoln Red, one of the oldest of the UK’s Native Breeds of beef cattle, and more recently, the rare Lincoln Longwool sheep, of which there are less than 800 breeding ewes left. Wildlife thrives on the estate.

Riseholme Park Buildings & Opening Hours

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Engineering Workshop

The Engineering Workshop represents the University’s continued investment in the future of our agri-robotics research. This dedicated space is open at weekdays and on request at weekends.

Opening Hours

06.30-18.00 Weekdays.

Open on request at weekends

Lawress Hall

Home to Professional Services at the University of Lincoln.

Opening Hours

06:00-20:00 Monday-Friday

Floor Plans

Find out more about the Lawress Hall on the Project Page

Plowright House

Plowright House was refurbished from the Library. This building houses the Barclays Eagle Lab. 

Opening Hours

08:00 – 17:00

Floor Plans

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Riseholme Conference Centre

Riseholme Conference Centre provides a dedicated space for a variety of business and university events. Please contact the events team for enquiries: events@lincoln.ac.uk

Opening Hours

08:00 – 17:00

Floor Plans

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Riseholme Park Farm

Riseholme Park Farm is managed by the University of Lincoln and is also used for teaching by Riseholme College.

Visitors must contact the team directly to organise a visit: RiseholmeParkFarm@lincoln.ac.uk

For information on our farm, visit our page: Riseholme Park Farm

Follow our dedicated Facebook page: Riseholme Park Farm Facebook



Riseholme Hall

Riseholme Hall, sometimes referred to as the Old Hall, was built in 1780 and faces a large lake. It is currently home to Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology (LIAT) which focuses on productivity, efficiency and sustainability in food and farming through research, education and technology.

Opening Hours

08:00 – 17:00

Floor Plans

Room Information Panels


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Rural Science Centre

The Rural Science Centre is currently under refurbishment and will house some professional services offices for teams such as the Estates team, HR, and finance.

Opening Hours

07:00 – 18:00

Floor Plans

Room Information Panels

Ground – First

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Wordsworth Hall

The Riseholme security office can be found at Wordsworth Hall, post will usually be delivered to this building. The building is also used by tenanted businesses. It also homes the International Bomber Command (IBCC) digital archives.

Opening Hours

08:00 – 17:00

Floor Plans

Can members of the public access the estate?

Whilst the university has reopened, access to the central Riseholme Campus is restricted to staff, students and university partners only. Since 2019, the use of the central area of the Campus has changed significantly. The campus facilitates not only teaching, but also world-leading research carried out by Lincoln Institute of Agri-Food Technology and commercial tenants. Operational research is carried out 24/7, including night time testing of robotic equipment in and around the woodland.

The action to limit access to the central site has also been taken to maintain appropriate safeguarding measures, and to increase site security.

We know that lack of public access has caused disappointment and we are working to create more permissive footpaths that will provide access to parts of the estate in an enjoyable and safe way for everyone. Please find below a map of the current permissive footpath for information.

Dogs must be kept on leads at all times on the park.

Are the fishing lakes open?

Accessing the reservoir at Riseholme Park 

The University will not be providing permits for fishing at Riseholme Park going forward. Staff, students and industry partners will be utilising the reservoir for research such as water quality studies, biodiversity surveys and habitat management. 

What services do the Riseholme Ground Team provide?

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The Grounds Team is based at Riseholme Park and provides a range of services, including:

  • delivery of high-quality grounds maintenance
  • management of grass areas, lawns and sports fields, including marking of pitches
  • horticultural features including shrubs and rose borders, seasonal bedding and planter schemes
  • seed and vegetative propagation
  • flowerbed and rose bed design

If you have a question about these services, please contact the Estates Support Desk.

Can I bring my dog to Riseholme?

a dog is on a lead behind a permissive footpath signWe encourage dog owners to take their dogs on walks via the permissive footpaths and public bridleway only, please be advised that whilst on University property, for the safety of livestock and wildlife, dogs must be kept on leads at all times. With the exception of Guide Dogs or our working dog at the farm, dogs are not permitted in the central campus area at Riseholme or inside University buildings.

Read the guidance via the following link:  University of Lincoln – Animals on Campus Guidance