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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.

Louth Museum bookshop is OPEN for the summer season 2015

Visit Louth Museum’s book shop where you will find a great selection of brand new and second-hand books which reflect the history and local interests of Louth and Lincolnshire. Please feel free to visit our book shop - there is no charge! It’s an interesting place to take your time to browse and explore our unique and diverse range of high-quality books.

At Louth Museum you will find many books that you simply can’t buy on the high street!

Book of the month: Adam Eve and Louth Carpets by David Robinson

This book reveals the history behind the beautiful Louth flat weave carpets and also Louth’s iconic department shop – Eve and Ranshaw.

'Louth Navigation Trust Exhibition'

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.

Louth Malt KilnThis 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...

The Model of Louth’s Malt Kiln

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.

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, birds and butterflies
  • 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
  • Bicycles and Bygones
  • The Lincolnshire Rising

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 Heritage Lottery Fund Art Fund Arts Council Acredited Museum