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Louth Museum - a Journey of Discovery...

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...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.


FREE ENTRY to Louth Museum in October

For the whole of October entry to Louth Museum will be absolutely FREE but a donation towards the running costs of the museum would be very much appreciated!

Louth Museum is run entirely by a team of unpaid dedicated volunteers.

It is owned and run by a voluntary charity – the Louth Naturalists’, Antiquarian and Literary Society, founded in 1884, and known locally as the ‘Ants and Nats’.

The costs of running our museum are substantial and as we do not receive any public funding we need to continually raise funds to ensure that the museum remains open.

Thank you!


SPECIAL EVENTS: November & December 2018

Ghost WalkThe Dark Side of the Museum

Wednesday 31st October - 6 pm to 7.30 pm

Family Groups - £5

Louth Museum is holding a fun family event for Halloween so come along and explore the Dark Side of Louth Museum.

You’ll have to have your wits about you when you step inside Louth Museum on Halloween - frighten yourself silly by discovering Louth's ghosts, scary stories and ghoulish artefacts!

And at the end of your tour why not try our devilish food and drink - if you dare!

Louth Museum’s Giant Winter Book Sale - from nearly new to really old!

Thursday 8th November to Saturday 10th November - 10 am to 4 pm

Visit Louth Museum for our annual Giant Winter Book Sale where you will find a great selection of second-hand and preloved books. Louth Museum will be packed with hundreds of second-hand bargains.

It’s a wonderful chance to come and browse and find a bargain book as there are books in many different categories all laid out for you to view. Take your time to browse through our great selection of nearly new, second-hand and old books all available to buy at Louth Museum. We have everything from fire-side fiction, science and nature, art, biographies, cookery, travel and history books through to many antiquarian books as well as out-of-print, rare books and much more … so don’t miss out, if you love books and want a great deal then visit Louth Museum’s annual Giant Winter Book Sale!

Louth Museum's Famous Ghost Walk! - led by Susan Lewis

Wednesday 21st November

Price £5 per person - Starts at 7pm

Explore haunted Louth on a ghost walk! Louth Museum's ghost walk is a gentle stroll through the town, stopping at various ghostly locations to hear their stories and discover the scarily strange supernatural tales of mystery and suspense as twilight creeps its way silently through the town’s streets and alleyways. Previous walks have seen the ghost of an old lady, so you never know what might happen on our ghost walk!

So, if you are brave enough to experience the tales of haunted Louth that are as spooky as they are fascinating, then be sure to book early as numbers are limited to strictly 20 people. To book places on our ‘Ghost Walk’ – please email us at info@louthmuseum.org.uk or call Susan on 07402 722728. The meeting place for the start of the Walk will be given once booking has been confirmed.

A Time Travelling Event - A Victorian Christmas

Saturday 1st December - 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm

An afternoon of Fun Activities for Kids - For children aged 6 -10 years

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

Your young Time Travellers will explore aspects of a Victorian Christmas 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 a Victorian Christmas. 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 - £3.00. To enrol your child or children please email us at info@louthmuseum.org.uk or call Sue on 01472 827661.

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

Louth Christmas Market

Sunday 2nd December 10 am - 4 pm - Louth Town Centre

Come and visit our stall at Louth’s famous Christmas Market on Sunday 2nd December. We will be selling a comprehensive selection of books covering local history from the museum’s bookshop – perhaps you may find an early Christmas present or simply treat yourself to a good read and learn more about Louth!


Ice & Fire: The Story of Stone Age Lincolnshire

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.


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