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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 OPEN for the 2017 season.

'Industries in Louth'

28th June to 2nd September

For its second exhibition of the year - Louth Museum turns the spotlight on Industries in Louth.

This exhibition will chart some of the main developments and influences of the various industries of Louth, interwoven with the people and history of the town. The heritage of Louth includes a long history of agricultural and related industries which developed, declined and changed over time; numerous influences caused great transformations within the economy and heart of the town. Find out more...

Don't miss our 'Victorian Time Travelling' Event for Kids

Tuesday 1st August - 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm. An afternoon of fun activities for kids aged 6 -10 years

Let your kids enjoy an afternoon of discovery, craft and games at Louth Museum.

Your young Time Travellers will explore aspects of life in Victorian times by looking at museum artefacts, hands-on exhibits, craft-making and playing games. There will be things for your kids to touch, create and play with - it will be an entertaining way for kids to learn about Victorian times. Our aim is that through creating and exploring together kids will have an enjoyable and fun afternoon.

Places are strictly limited so pre-booking and enrolment are essential. Cost per child - £3.50.

To enrol your child or children please visit the Museum before Wednesday July 28th. The museum is open Wednesday to Saturday - 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.

Louth Museum welcomes young visitors - their journey of a lifetime of discovery starts with us.

Public Consultation Notice

Queen Elizabeth I Parchment

Louth Museum owns a 16th Century parchment signed by Elizabeth I that relates to her requisition of the Duke of Norfolk's properties. This has no connection with Louth, and we would like to sell it and use the funds to better conserve and display other items in our collection. We also have a number of parchments from the same era that do relate to Louth which could be conserved and displayed thanks to the sale of the item. The LNALS Board and the Louth Museum Committee have approved this sale. The Museums Association requires public consultation. We are therefore conducting a survey of museum visitors and other interested members of the public to garner their views, for a fortnight.

Please come to the museum to give us your views, no later than Tuesday 25th July.


  • 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