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Louth Museum - a Journey of Discovery...

Town Gallery
Town Gallery
Ludalinks Gallery
Mezzanine Gallery
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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.

Announcements concerning COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

from Nigel B Christmas
of The Louth Naturalists', Antiquarian and Literary Society (LNALS)

Louth Museum Opening Hours

Following government advice LNALS will not be able to open Louth Museum as planned on April 1st 2020. We regret the inconvenience this will cause, but our assessment of the situation suggests the significant health risk to public, LNALS volunteers and members merits this action. The museum will remain closed and all activities connected to it are postponed until further notice. We will endeavour to keep our website updated during these challenging times.

Tuesday Evening Lecture Meetings at the ConocoPhillips Room

We are also regretfully cancelling the final 3 spring Tuesday evening lecture meetings which are held at the ConocoPhillips Room. This includes the meeting on Tuesday 17th March. We will of course keep you informed of further developments as they become known to us.

Best Wishes
Nigel B Christmas
Chairman - LNALS

The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster - A 100th Anniversary - Postponed

The 29th of May 2020 will mark 100 years since the Louth Flood Disaster. On that fateful day a "cloud-burst" at tea-time on a Saturday afternoon resulted in a severe flash flood which claimed the lives of 23 local people (including 6 children) making over 800 people homeless and causing widespread devastation in the town.

Louth Museum, St James' Church, Louth Town Council and Spout Yard are all planning to mark this sad event in Louth's history and will be marking the Centenary of the flood with special exhibitions and events.

Louth Museum also has a permanent inter-active flood display in its Mezzanine Gallery, and it will be holding a special exhibition focusing on how the flood happened and the personal impact on the families involved. This exhibition will run throughout April and May starting on Wednesday 1st April when the museum re-opens for its 2020 season.

Crowd Funding Appeal for Flood Memorial Plaques

There is a monument to those who lost their lives in Louth cemetery (some distance from the town) but there are no commemorative plaques in the town where the flood came through.

As part of the Centenary Commemorations, Louth Museum is trying to raise sufficient funds to pay for 2 plaques, one in Spout Yard, the scene of some of the deaths and one at Hubbards Hills, a local beauty spot where the flood built up its devastating power. The plaques will be dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives and otherwise suffered and will act as a timely reminder of the force of nature and human resilience. The plaques will be a permanent feature. The cost of making and erecting the plaques and planting trees alongside is estimated at £1,500. In the event of there being any surplus funds these will go to the Museum to further its important work preserving history of Louth for future generations. The Museum relies entirely on volunteer labour, donations and sales from its bookshop to keep it running and open to the public.

You can donate here using Crowdfunder.


  • 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 largest national collection of Victorian woodcarvings by Thomas Wallis of Louth
  • The story of the Ghost of the Green Lady
  • Carpets made in Louth
  • Bygones and domestic life
  • Birds butterflies and moths

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

Enjoy England Museum Development East Midlands Heritage Lottery Fund Art Fund Arts Council Acredited Museum