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.
The Malt Kiln Exhibition held in April 2015, was one of the most successful exhibitions ever held at Louth Museum. Much of its success was because local people were very generous, with both memories and objects relating to the operation of the Malt Kiln. Museum volunteers heard many stories of what the working and social life was like at Paul’s Malt.
Our first exhibition, which opens in March this year, is about the Air Raids in Louth in World War II. Museum volunteers are currently working on this exhibition and although March (when the Museum re-opens to the public) might seem a long way off, the Air Raid exhibition team needs help from you right now. Although there aren’t too many people who will have first-hand experience of the raids, there may be many families who have stories of what happened to their relatives and friends at that time. Geoff Hill, a Louth museum volunteer, who is co-ordinating the exhibition, would love to hear about the experiences of Louth people and families during this time:
‘You might have stories about children being evacuated, tales from ARP wardens or civilian fire wardens’
‘Was a family home bombed, or do you remember what effect the raids had on everyday life? Photographs are rare from that time, but you might have a relative who was a keen photographer and a couple of prints have survived. We would love to hear your stories.’
Geoff would like to hear from you if you have photos, memories or items that could add interest to the items already in the museum’s collection. You can contact Geoff via the museum’s email address: email@example.com
We were very lucky last year to have some young people join us as volunteers at Louth Museum. Daniel, who is a student at De Aston School has written the following:
“Louth Museum is a small, fun little museum where its size doesn’t showcase its content. It has lots of wonderful exhibits and exhibitions in an environment that is fun and welcoming for anyone with activities for children and talks for those that are really interested. The museum has different exhibitions throughout the year with quality information being presented by the exhibition and by the welcoming volunteers who are happy to help with anything. With tons of information there’s definitely something that you won’t know about Louth here, maybe your family has even made an impact at Louth in the past”.
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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