Louth Museum is one of the main visitor attractions in the historic market town of Louth, nestling at the foot of the Lincolnshire Wolds.
There are four galleries, a classroom/library and a gift shop. Louth Museum was refitted throughout in traditional style in 2006, celebrated its centenary in 2010, and has won four Renaissance Heritage awards and the prestigious Lincolnshire Heritage Museum of the Year 2012 award.
Our first exhibition of the season is entitled “Mrs Cuppleditch’s Hats”
This exhibition consists of 60 hats worn by Mrs Mary Cuppleditch when she was Mayoress of Louth from 1978 to 1979. Did she say to her husband George, when he told her he was going to be Mayor, that she couldn't possibly be seen in the same hat at every event they attended? The hats range from summer straws to winter furs, some with designer labels.
As part of this exhibition, Louth Museum would like to include other hats worn and owned by local people. If you have a special hat which dates from the 1960s or 1970s – perhaps a simple every day hat, ‘Sunday Best’, or even a high-end designer hat and would be willing to lend it to Louth Museum for this exhibition - please contact Louth Museum.
Did Mrs Cuppleditch open your bazaar, or visit your event? We would love to have photographs of her wearing one of her hats – please contact us if you have such a photograph.
Mrs Cuppleditch’s Hat exhibition will run from Wednesday 2nd April until Saturday 26th April 2014.
"… Lots of information that cannot be found elsewhere. Very helpful, knowledgeable staff a big thumbs up!! …" (June 2013)
"… This was excellent, the lady volunteer was so good with our kids and a total credit to the place. Spent more time here than we thought and would tell anyone to visit it. The girls both played the activities that the museum has and both really enjoyed them. A real credit to Louth and something to be very proud of! …" (May 2013)
"…This great little museum is well worth a visit! It is only a few minutes’ walk from the main market square … The Museum is well laid out and tells many of the stories of the town in an attractive way – the great flood of 1920, the ghost of the green lady, to name but two. … Friendly volunteers were on hand when I visited who were happy to chat about Louth and its history in an informative and relaxed way. All in all a very good experience. …" (April 2013)
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
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