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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.

Opening Hours

Louth Museum is now closed for the winter.  Louth Museum is normally open April to October, Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

While the museum is closed

While the museum is closed for the winter, why not take a virtual tour of the museum (TAKE A TOUR), search in our collection (GALLERIES – ONLINE COLLECTIONS) or read our regular blog posts (click below).

"Louth Then and Now", a book based on the exhibitions of old photos that were held in the museum, is now published, price £20.  Contact Louth Museum to arrange a time to purchase it from the museum.  We are able to send books by post, but charge for postage and packing.

Would you like to join our great team of volunteers?  The role of a volunteer is varied and exciting, helping to keep Louth Museum running smoothly.  During the open season, most volunteers undertake a weekly 3-hour shift.  If you feel you might like to help or require more information, do contact us.


Schools and youth groups

Louth Museum offers educational visits for pupils of all ages.  We have a wide range of exhibits and can tailor our presentation to your particular needs.  Popular topics are

     The Louth Flood of 1920

     Louth in the 1840s as recorded on William Brown's panorama

     Early Louth: pre-historic, Roman, and medieval finds

Groups are welcome Monday to Friday, April to October (but not in the winter months).  The price is £2 per child, with accompanying adults free of charge.  We offer toilet facilities, and space to store children’s bags if you are also visiting elsewhere in the town.

Explore the museum using our interactive map (click below), and don't hesitate to contact us to discuss a potential visit.