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Louth Museum - a Journey of Discovery...

Town Gallery
Town Gallery
Ludalinks Gallery
Mezzanine Gallery
Panorama Gallery 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.

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

It will re-open again for our 2018 season on:

Wednesday 4th April 2018 until Saturday 27th October 2018

Although the museum is closed to the public during the winter many of our volunteers are busy working away behind the scenes. The museum is deep-cleaned, displays are altered and our exhibitions for the 2018 season are being created.

Our exhibitions for 2018 will be as follows:

April to June: "Little Carlton: The Mystery in the Marsh"

June to July: "Lincolnshire Voices of the Great War"

August to October: "Ice and Fire: The Story of Stone Age Lincolnshire"

Louth Museum Needs Volunteers for 2018!

Are you interested in Louth's history?

Have you thought of joining our team of volunteers at the museum?

Are you out-going? Love meeting people? Then you could be just the person to meet, greet and guide visitors through our museum!

Our volunteers are a friendly and motivated team - come and be part of it!

As a volunteer you will discover Louth’s fascinating history and heritage and then share your knowledge by giving friendly talks to visitors and passing on your enthusiasm for our local history.

Or, perhaps you’re the type 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 collections?

At Louth Museum we have a busy programme of events throughout the year and we aim to fit your enthusiasm to our varied activities.

You do not need any specific skills or knowledge, however, a keen interest in the heritage of Louth is essential as volunteers are asked to learn about local history and then impart this knowledge to visitors in an interesting and enthusiastic manner. New volunteers shadow experienced volunteers until they are confident enough to take an active part in guiding visitors through the museum.

The museum runs on a rota basis. We currently open from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm every Wednesday to Saturday from April to October each year, however, we do try to open on extra days or evenings for special events whenever we can. The minimum time commitment is either a 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 open.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please telephone Stuart Sizer on 01507 604624 or Anita Muchall on 01507 328124 or 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