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.
For its first exhibition of the year - Louth Museum turns the spotlight on sheep and its by-product wool. Sheep once brought great wealth to Lincolnshire and Louth for centuries because of its wool.
Not any old wool, but a product from a breed almost exclusive to the county known as the Lincoln Longwool sheep.
Lincolns, as they were called, featured prominently in the county's agricultural, economic and social history for centuries. Renowned for the supreme quality of their long-staple wool and as a prolific producer of meat, the Lincoln Longwool was bred in thousands during the Middle Ages by monks and rich landowners, in hundreds by yeoman farmers and in ones and twos by humble peasants. Find out more...
Alex is one of Louth Museum’s volunteers and he supports the Museum in a number of capacities including as a tour guide. In ‘Alex’s Corner ’ he will look at some of the Museum’s objects, primarily drawn from the stone-age to the medieval period and examine their significance.
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
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