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Louth Museum

Louth Museum - A Journey of Discovery


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.


  • 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.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Louth Museum is now open, but our hours are shorter - only Wednesdays and Fridays 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Signs regarding Covid prevention are on display, and staff will provide additional guidance.  Visitors will be required to sanitize their hands, wear a face covering, and not bring large bags into the museum.  Groups of up to six people may enter together, and only one group will be allowed in each gallery at a time. It is therefore possible that you may have to wait before you can come in.

The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster

We remember those involved

May 29th 2020 marked 100 years since the Louth Flood Disaster. On that fateful Saturday afternoon a severe flash flood claimed the lives of 23 local people (including 6 children), making over 800 people homeless and causing widespread devastation in the town.

A plaque to mark the centenary of the 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.

2020 season and sale of books

We plan to be open in November

We plan to keep the Museum open on Wednesdays and Fridays until the end of November 2020, provided the Government allows this.
There will be no Annual Book Sale this year, but we are selling books in the museum, and are making plans to also sell specialist books online.  We have a large number of books, which have kindly been donated to the museum for sale in order to raise funds.  Come and have a browse.

You can learn more about items in the museum from the Blog section of this website.