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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.


Please support Louth Museum

In common with most other museums, this year our income from visitors has been much reduced, because of lockdown.  But on-going routine costs such as insurance are hefty. 

Although Louth Museum is not in imminent danger of having to close, we are mindful that the museum needs income to ensure long-term survival.  Therefore, we have set up a crowdfunding site that will be active for eight weeks starting on 9 November.   

Louth Museum is run by an enthusiastic team of volunteers, none of whom receives any monetary reward for all the effort they put in.  They are dedicated to developing the museum collection and making it available for public benefit, but they need your help.  

If you can, please click on the link below and make a donation, no matter how small or large.   (Should you prefer to use old-fashioned methods, then a cheque payable to "LNALS" and sent to Louth Museum, is also very acceptable!) 

The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster

May 29 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 and made over 800 people homeless.

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.

More information and photos are on the Louth Town Council webpage.  Click the link below.