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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.

Louth Museum is now closed for the winter

Louth museum is now closed for the winter and will re-open again for our 2020 season on:

Wednesday 1st April 2020 to Saturday 31st October 2020

Although the museum is closed to the public during the winter many of our volunteers will be busy working away behind the scenes. The museum is deep-cleaned, displays are altered and our exhibitions for the 2020 season are being created.

The 1920 Louth Flood Disaster - A 100th Anniversary

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.

Louth Museum, St James' Church, Louth Town Council and Spout Yard are all planning to mark this sad event in Louth's history.

Louth Museum has a permanent inter-active flood display in its Mezzanine Gallery, and it will also 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.

St James' Church will host a general exhibition of photographs showing the devastation caused within the town and will hold a commemorative church service which is currently being planned.

Louth Town Council will have a display of material, at the Sessions House, showing the role played by the local services in the aftermath of the flood.

Spout Yard will be putting on a display concentrating on the total devastation caused by the flood to the properties that used to stand on the land there.

Can you help - do you have any information or memorabilia?

Did you have any family members who were involved, or do you have any material, photographs, memorabilia or family stories to tell of the flood? If so, please get in touch with Louth Museum by emailing us at We already have lots of general photographs of the flood, so we are particularly interested in family connections, unseen memorabilia or stories. But if you do have any photographs which you have never seen published elsewhere before then please get in touch too.

Louth Museum Needs New Volunteers for 2020!

Are you interested in Louth's history? Have you thought of joining our team of dedicated volunteers at the museum? Are you outgoing and love meeting people? You could be just the person to meet, greet and guide visitors in our museum!

Our volunteers are a friendly and motivated team - why not come and be part of it! As a ‘front-of-house’ guide you will discover Louth’s fascinating heritage and then share your knowledge by giving friendly talks to museum visitors. Your role would involve meeting and greeting visitors, showing them around and explaining about the exhibits we have in the museum. Don’t worry if, at the beginning, you don’t feel confident enough to guide on your own, as new guides shadow experienced guides until they are ready to guide by themselves – and you’re never alone in the museum so there’s always someone on hand to answer those tricky questions!

Or, perhaps you’re the kind of person who likes to delve a little deeper and would like to assist in research for a temporary exhibition or help care for our valuable collections?

We currently open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm every Wednesday to Saturday from April to October each season. The minimum time commitment is either a 3-hour morning or afternoon session, though obviously volunteers can do as much, or as little, as they want to. By volunteering just a small amount of your time you will help to keep Louth Museum at the heart of our community. If you're interested in becoming a volunteer please email us at


  • 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