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 welcomes visitors to its 2018 season with a special opening day on Wednesday 4th April commemorating the 1914-18 Great War.
To mark a century since the war ended, a display in the Town Gallery will focus on the stories of Louth men who fought in the trenches, the women who supported them in battle, those who survived and the loved ones who stayed back home. The display aims to ensure that the memories of those who made the final sacrifice and who suffered family loss are never forgotten.
As part of our opening day, The Officer Commanding of the 4 (Lincolnshire) Company of The 3rd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment, will be here with four of his men to talk to visitors about life in today’s British Army.
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.
Light refreshments will be served until 1 p.m. so please come and join us.
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 …
By 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.
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