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’s streets are filled with history and mystery with many stories to enthral and delight. Why not take an informative walk through Louth and delve into its history with Louth Museum's experienced guides, and together, you will explore different aspects of Louth's past with this collection of historical walks. Louth has some fantastic history and architecture and our walks have been written by our experienced guides to bring this to life. Take a walk with us and learn more about Louth and its past!
To book places on our walks – please visit Louth Museum in Broadbank Wednesday to Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Early booking is essential as our walks are always extremely popular and all walks must be booked and paid for prior to the start of the walk. More walks will be added so please keep checking back for details.
Booking is via Magna Vitae at www.magnavitae.org as this event is part of the Wolds Words Festival.
Step back through time and learn the ancient skill of flint knapping with John Lord.
To coincide with our third exhibition of the year "Ice and Fire: The Story of Stone Age Lincolnshire" Louth Museum is proud to announce that we will be holding a flint knapping master class with ancient technology expert John Lord.
John Lord began his prehistoric technology research projects in 1975 when he was engaged, along which his wife Val, by the Department of the Environment (now English Heritage) to take custody of Grimes Graves, the Neolithic flint mining site at Lynford, Norfolk. John strove to master the art of flint knapping and after he left Grimes Graves in 1987, he became a professional flint knapper and teacher of this ancient skill.
Flint knapping workshops work best when they are kept small, in fact the smaller the better, so this is why the workshop is limited to just 8 places and participants must over the age of 18 years. To book a place on the workshop – please visit Louth Museum in Broadbank Wednesday to Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Payment is due at the time of booking.
Friday 3rd August to Saturday 27th October
For its third and final exhibition of the year, Louth Museum takes you on a journey spanning half a million years of Lincolnshire's history.
Who were the first people of Lincolnshire? Where did they come from? How did they live? And did they think like us?
Beginning in the mysterious world of the upper Palaeolithic (circa 300,000 years ago) and ending in the late Neolithic (2500 BC), we travel forward through time, meeting some of county's earliest inhabitants through the objects they left behind.
Along the way you'll see the remains of some of the fearsome creatures they encountered, learn how people's lives were affected by ice ages, and discover whether you might have a little bit Neanderthal in you.
The Great War (1914-1918) was the 'war to end all wars'. It left Louth and the surrounding area families without fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. To mark a century since the Great War ended, we invite you to contribute to our online Book of Remembrance. Visitors to the Museum will also be able to sign a Book of Remembrance and write their family stories or thoughts on any aspect of The Great War.
Remembrance means different things to everyone and however we choose to remember, it is vitally important that we continue remember those who made ultimate sacrifice as the terrible events of the Great War begin to fade away through the generations. Our Book of Remembrance aims to ensure that the memories of those who made the final sacrifice and those who suffered family loss will never be forgotten.
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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