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Founded in 1884 by Louth Naturalists',
Antiquarian and Literary Society
Registered Charity No. 1145436

A Local Independent Museum
Nationally Accredited
Quality Assured Visitor Attraction

Louth Museum in Lincolnshire

Honorary Life President: David Robinson OBE

Society Chairman: Martin Chapman

Louth Museum 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 original single-gallery museum opened in 1910, one of very few in the UK purpose-built by a learned society. Under a £660,000 scheme, largely funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, two additional galleries, a classroom/library and gift shop were added in 2003-2006.

Louth Museum was visited and commended by HRH The Duke of Gloucester and has won four Renaissance Heritage awards, and a Pride of Place award from Louth Civic Trust.

Louth Museum is nationally Accredited, is a Quality Assured Visitor Attraction, and is run entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers.

The Society collects, conserves and displays objects relating to the history, antiquities, natural history and literature of Louth and district for the benefit of the public, and as a resource for schools and researchers. The Society also promotes and publishes the results of local research and organises public lectures and excursions.

.The Society's Patrons:

Louth Museum needs your Help - An Appeal by Louth Museum

The costs of running our museum are substantial and like so many other independent societies we receive no public funding and because of this we need to generate income from a wide range of sources in order to enable us to carry on the work of Louth museum.

You can help us achieve this aim.

Every gift or donation (no matter how small) made to Louth museum really does make a difference to us. The museum is run by a dedicated and enthusiastic team of unpaid volunteers so you know that your money really does get used where it is need the most. Every gift or donation we receive makes a vital difference to our museum. There are various ways you can make a gift or donation by making a single gift or donation or opting to make regular donations. Cheques should be made payable to “LNALS” (the abbreviation of Louth Naturalists’ Antiquarian and Literary Society) and sent to the Museum.

GiftAid: donors within the UK who are taxpayers are asked to confirm that they wish their contribution to be subject to GiftAid and to supply their full address and postcode.

Become a Louth Museum Champion!

As a Louth Museum Champion you make an annual donation (of which there are three categories):

Gold £500.00 - Silver £250.00 - Bronze £100.00

The benefits you or your firm will receive in return are:

Free museum entry passes: Gold 6 - Silver 4 - Bronze 2

Invitations to special museum events. Publicity for your company as you will be listed on our in-house Museum Champions’ Board which is prominently displayed in the museum’s reception area and also here on our website. A Certificate to say you are a Louth Museum Champion. An ‘Ants and Nats’ Museum Newsletter and Annual Report.

So why not join our Champions Scheme on an annual basis and reap the benefits it brings whilst supporting our tremendous museum here in Louth. If you are interested in becoming a Champion of Louth Museum please contact us by either by email or post for further information and details.

.Louth Museum's Champions:

  • The Lord Archer
  • Mr & Mrs R Heath
  • Jean & Russell Howard
  • Gordon Bennett
  • Forrester Boyd
  • Wilkin Chapman Grange
  • North Lincs Engineering
  • Watson Fuels Louth
  • Pocklingtons of Louth
  • Masons Chartered Surveyors
  • Louth Tyre Services
  • Frank B Forman & Sons Ltd
  • Oxby’s Garage Theddlethorpe
  • Rescue Refrigeration
  • Horncastle Members’ Group,
    - Lincolnshire Co-operative Ltd
  • Brackenborough Hall,
    - Coach House Holidays

The individuals and organisations listed above have generously supported Louth Museum by becoming ‘Champions’. To join their number or for information about the Champions scheme, go to the contact us page.

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