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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 open again

See our "Visit" page for more information.

Book Sale

Fri 5 and Sat 6 November, 10 am to 4 pm

We are pleased to announce that we are once more holding our annual book sale.  There will be a great range of second-hand books on many topics, including local history.  Something for everyone, and reasonable prices.

Donations of books for this sale are welcome.  Please bring donated books to the museum on the mornings of Mon 1 or Tue 2 November, or later in the week by arrangement.  (We cannot cope with donations of books before the museum closes on 30 October!)  If you are unable to transport your books to the museum, contact us.

Louth Then & Now

Exhibition, August to October 2021

This exhibition by Debbie Royle, Sue Fair and Ruth Gatenby presents a selection of historic photographs, and in comparison photos of exactly the same scenes today.

The “old” photos are from the Louth Museum collection; the “New” photos were taken between 2019 and 2021 by Debbie Royle, Derek Smith and Sophie Pritchard.