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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.

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.

The 'Ants & Nats' lectures start again on 9 March.  They will be held online using "Zoom" (see our Lectures webpage).

Volunteer recruitment

We are looking for people to supplement the team in the following roles

*  front desk (normally working a weekly three-hour shift)

*  secretarial duties, taking minutes of meetings

*  administrative duties, such as updating policies and completing routine surveys

*  routine postings on Facebook and other social media

*  publicity in local media such as village newsletters, and also online

*  digitally-aware person to help develop the museum's digital engagement

*  education and liaison with schools

If you would like to join our team, we would love to hear from you.  Please note that we are a voluntary charitable organisation and therefore there is no financial remuneration except expenses.  If you feel you might be able to help or require more information, please contact Anita at the museum.  References will be required.

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.

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.


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.