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Louth Museum - a Journey of Discovery...

Town Gallery
Town Gallery
Ludalinks Gallery
Mezzanine Gallery
Panorama Gallery

...in 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.


The Great War - Book of Remembrance

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.


Little Carlton: The Mystery in the Marsh

For its first exhibition of the year, Louth Museum turns the spotlight on Little Carlton: The Mystery in the Marsh.

In March 2016 the tiny village of Little Carlton, four miles east of Louth, hit the headlines in the national press. A local metal detectorist had discovered rare and unusual Anglo-Saxon treasures in a marshy field in the village and the archaeologists were baffled. It seemed to be the remains of an important seventh century trading and religious centre ... but what was it and why was it here?

Louth Museum will try to answer some of these questions by mounting a special exhibition entitled Little Carlton: The Mystery in the Marsh from 4 April to 8 June 2018. Read more …

Face CoinBy the end of the seventh century, silver coins of the type known as sceattas were circulating widely through the East Midlands. Many, including this example, have been found at Little Carlton where they are crucial in establishing the date range of the settlement. They also demonstrate Little Carlton's wide trading links.


Discover:

  • 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