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Louth Museum

Louth Museum - A Journey of Discovery

IN A HISTORY TARDIS

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.

Discover:

  • 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 closed and all LNALS activities are postponed. We regret the inconvenience this will cause. We endeavour to keep our website updated during these challenging times, and we are still able to respond to emails and queries, and to undertake research.

The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster

We remember those involved

May 29th 2020 will mark 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.

As the museum is closed, we are making available online some personal accounts of the 1920 flood and these are presented in the Ruth’s Blog section of this website.

We are fund-raising to erect a commemorative plaque and plant a tree to mark the centenary of the Louth Flood.  Earlier this year, £320 was raised, and now approaching 29 May, this second campaign is to raise further funds.  See https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/richard-grimes-1

The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster

The whole town joins in the commemorations

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

Louth Town Council has a created a webpage for the Louth Flood, which has an illustrated map, and includes a video and photos from Louth Museum.  Click the 'READ MORE' link below.

On the Town Mezzanine Gallery page of our museum website you can download an illustrated guide, created by Dr Richard Gurnham that follows the path of the flood through the town.