Book Of The Month

Adam Eve and Louth Carpets
by David Robinson

This book reveals the history behind the beautiful Louth flat weave carpets and also Louth’s iconic department shop
– Eve and Ranshaw.

Andreas Kalvos - how is he connected to Louth?

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Louth Museum - a Journey of Discovery...

Town Gallery
Town Gallery
Ludalinks Gallery
Mezzanine Gallery
Panorama Gallery

...in a History Tardis

Louth Museum is an award winning visitor attraction in the historic market town of Louth, nestling at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds. There are four galleries, a library and a gift shop.

Louth Museum was refitted in 2006, celebrated its centenary in 2010, has won four Renaissance Heritage awards and the Lincolnshire Heritage Museum of the Year.

A Roman soldier comes to Louth Museum

Wednesday 26th August and Thursday 27th August at 11.00 am

What was life like for a Roman soldier sent to Britain almost 2000 years ago? Now’s your chance to find out, thanks to the Louth Museum working with David Marsden of The Roman Military Research Society.

On August 26th and 27th Louth Museum invites parents and their children to come along and meet Centurion Mestrius, a soldier with the Imperial Roman Army which occupied Britain for almost 400 years from AD43. Mestrius will give a fascinating insight into his military experience, describing life as a soldier and explaining his dress, his weapons and other equipment and the battle tactics used by the powerful Roman army in their conquering exploits across Europe

There will be opportunities for the kids to share and discuss a Centurion’s experiences and in doing so bring to life a key period in Britain’s rich history – one included in the National Curriculum. It is particularly recommended for children aged between 7 and 13. The programme begins at 11.00 am sharp with a talk by Centurion Mestrius lasting an hour.

Booking is essential – telephone the museum on 01507 601211 between 10 am and 4 pm Wednesday to Saturday. A £3 per child fee will apply.

Heritage Open Days 2015

Free Entry to Louth Museum on Saturday 12th September

Come and explore Louth’s connection to the Tudor era by joining one of our informal guided tours to view items all around 500 years old.

Discover the beautiful bedcover of Sir John Bolle of Thorpe Hall, learn about its romantic history and the enduring story of the Green Lady of Louth.

See pictures of historic St James’ Church and discover why the Louth Vicar of Louth was hanged after the Lincolnshire Rising that attempted to challenge King Henry VIII’s dissolution of the monasteries.

And for the first time, Louth Museum’s newly-discovered vellum manuscript signed and sealed by Queen Elizabeth I (regarding land owned by the Duke of Norfolk) will be on show to the public, the parchment recently having undergone restoration.

Just turn up at the Museum during our normal opening hours - no booking required. The tours will last approximately 20 minutes and you are welcome to browse the rest of the Museum afterwards.

Louth Museum is run entirely by a team of unpaid dedicated volunteers. The costs of running our museum are substantial and as we do not receive public funding, if you enjoy your tour, a donation would be very much appreciated.

Louth Museum bookshop is OPEN for the summer season 2015

Visit Louth Museum’s book shop where you will find a great selection of brand new and second-hand books which reflect the history and local interests of Louth and Lincolnshire. Please feel free to visit our book shop - there is no charge! It’s an interesting place to take your time to browse and explore our unique and diverse range of high-quality books.

At Louth Museum you will find many books that you simply can’t buy on the high street!

Discover:

  • The back-lit panoramic bird’s-eye view of Victorian Louth
  • Rocks and fossils of the Lincolnshire Wolds
  • 200,000 years of local archaeology
  • Brickmaking, birds and butterflies
  • The disastrous Louth Flood of May 1920
  • The largest national collection of Victorian woodcarvings by Thomas Wallis of Louth
  • The story of the Ghost of the Green Lady
  • Carpets made in Louth
  • Bicycles and Bygones
  • The Lincolnshire Rising

A Local Independent Museum - Nationally Accredited - Quality Assured Lincolnshire Visitor Attraction founded in 1884 by Louth Naturalists', Antiquarian and Literary Society - Registered Charity No.1145436

Enjoy England Heritage Lottery Fund Art Fund Arts Council Acredited Museum