Lincoln has received a £1 million fund to attract more American visitors to the city.
The project has been named ‘The Collection’ and the fundamental role of this will be to promote the history of Lincoln through modern technology, such as augmented reality.
Information will be provided via the Historic Cities app, telling people about the history of Lincoln, along with advice on rail links.
People are taken on a tour of the cathedral by Sir Joseph Banks, a successful Georgian naturalist, botanist and one of the most famous people to have come from Lincolnshire.
The £40 million Discover England Fund has invested in 13 historical cities across the country, including Chester, York and Oxford.
Lincoln has a rich history and was the site of many historical events, such as the Lincolnshire Rising, a revolt by Catholics against Henry VIII’s Church of England.
One of the biggest parts of Lincolnshire’s history was bomber command, though the centre is struggling to get advertised.
From 1942 to 1945 Lincolnshire was the main hub for planes going off to fight in World War Two. Across those three years, 900 US and 10,000 Canadians died. This is why the Bomber Command Centre, which is not yet open to the public, would be an ideal tourist location for Americans.
Nicky Barr, a member of the Visitor Economy Board at the Bomber Command Centre, thinks Lincolnshire should be a very popular destination for North Americans. She said: “Lincoln needs to be out there telling the story.”
“It is more popular with Canadians, as more people died, so the message is stronger.”
“I’ve taken in excess of 190 people from North America around [the Bomber Command Centre] because we are limited to how many number we can take.”
The Bomber Command Centre will be open to the public at the end of January 2018.