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Louth Museum

Louth Museum - A Journey of Discovery

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.

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 and printing
  • The disastrous Louth Flood of May 1920
  • The story of the Ghost of the Green Lady
  • Carpets made in Louth
  • The largest national collection of Victorian woodcarvings by Thomas Wilkinson Wallis

Whilst the museum is closed - why not take a virtual tour.

Louth Museum is now closed

Louth Museum is closed until Spring 2021, but you can find out more about the museum and Louth’s fascinating history on our blog pages, which are regularly updated.

If you have a query about Louth’s heritage, don’t hesitate to contact us.  The curatorial team continues to work through the winter months.

Crowdfunding

Thank You

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed so generously to our Crowdfunding appeal, and enabled us to exceed our £6,000 target.  The total amount raised online was £6,180, and in addition several donations were received in the form of a cheque.

We are so grateful to our donors.  This takes a weight off our shoulders, completely making up for the deficit caused by the 2020 Covid lockdown, and enables us to continue with confidence.  We are particularly appreciative of a generous donor in California, a descendant of the Broadley family of Louth.

We look forward to welcoming you all to Louth Museum when we open for the 2021 season.

New Book: The Story of Stuart and Georgian Louth

By Richard Gurnham. 364 pages. RRP £24.99,

This is another magnificent book by local historian, Dr Richard Gurnham, which has been germinating over the last few years.  It is a delight to see the final product; the text is very readable, and the illustrations are lovely.

For those who are interested in the detailed history of the town, there is so much useful detail, such as the gentry families – although some of their names are familiar, many are not, and it will be so useful to have a reliable source of information to refer to.  The chapter on Entertainment contains information about a variety of sports, including early versions of cricket and football.  Until transformed in the nineteenth century, football meant two groups of opposing young men using any means available to them to get the ball, which was usually a pig’s bladder, to a certain geographical point.

We are very lucky to have Dr Gurnham in Louth, and putting so much effort into researching our history.  If you would like to purchase this book for the special offer price of £20, contact Dr Gurnham using the “Contact Us” form on the Louth Museum website.

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The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster.  A plaque to mark the centenary of the 1920 flood has been installed in Spout Yard, and there are plans to formally unveil it on 29 May 2021.  Many thanks to all those who contributed funds towards this project.  More information and photos are on the Louth Town Council webpage.  Click the link below.