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.
Our next exhibition of the season will be:
Exhibition at Louth Museum - 6th May to 30th May 2015
Louth Navigation Trust (LNT) was founded in 1986 to protect the line of the navigation (commonly known as the Louth Canal) and its historical features; to retain and conserve existing locks, associated features and structures; and ultimately, to promote the restoration of the navigation.
This exhibition will be a celebration of industrial heritage and civil engineering; we will look at the construction of the navigation by John Grundy in 1770; the association with the Nell family from the 1700’s to the 20th century and major lease holders in the 19th century.
Nicki Jarvis is an artist who lives and works in the Riverhead area. Inspired by the history of this vibrant community she has been working on a personal project 'Mapping the Riverhead' for the past two years. The two maps in the exhibition are the result of a ten-day interactive exhibition held in Navigation Warehouse during October 2014. You can read more about the exhibition here...
Due to the success of our recent Malt Kiln Exhibition and the huge interest regarding the Malt Kiln model which formed part of it, we have decided to keep the model on permanent display in our Town Gallery.
It is a unique, highly detailed model (6-7’ in length by 2’ 6” high) of Louth’s now demolished Malt Kiln which was constructed by the late John Hardy, who had worked as the senior engineering manager at the Maltings until its closure in 1998 when John took retirement. John worked for many years on the model and it is correct in every detail, both in its interior and exterior, and gives an insight into the workings of the Malt Kiln.
Are you interested in Louth's history? Have you thought of joining our team of volunteers at the museum? Are you out-going and love meeting people? You could be just the person to meet, greet and guide visitors in our museum!
Our volunteers are a friendly and motivated team why not come and be part of it!
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