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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.


Louth Museum's Guided Walks for 2018

Louth’s streets are filled with history and mystery with many stories to enthral and delight. Why not take an informative walk through Louth and delve into its history with Louth Museum's experienced guides, and together, you will explore different aspects of Louth's past with this collection of historical walks. Louth has some fantastic history and architecture and our walks have been written by our experienced guides to bring this to life. Take a walk with us and learn more about Louth and its past!

To book places on our walks – please visit Louth Museum in Broadbank Wednesday to Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Early booking is essential as our walks are always extremely popular and all walks must be booked and paid for prior to the start of the walk. More walks will be added so please keep checking back for details.

Wednesday 18 July - Medieval Louth Walk - led by Dr Richard Gurnham

  • Starting Place: Louth Museum
  • Time: 10.30 am to 12 noon
  • Cost: £5.00 per person

Monday 23rd July - Discovering Louth - led by Dr Richard Gurnham, Anita Muchall and Doug Howard

  • Starting Place: Louth Museum
  • Time: 10.30 am to 12 noon
  • Cost: £5.00 per person

Wednesday 22nd August - Stone Age Walk - led by Dr Richard Gurnham

  • Starting Place: South porch of St James Church
  • Time: 10.30 am to 12 noon
  • Cost: £5.00 per person

Tuesday 2nd October - A History of Louth in 80 Minutes - led by Dr Richard Gurnham

  • Starting Place: South porch of St James Church
  • Time: 2.00 pm
  • Cost: £3.00 per person

Booking is via Magna Vitae at www.magnavitae.org as this event is part of the Wolds Words Festival.


Friday 3rd August - Flint Knapper Master Class with John Lord

Step back through time and learn the ancient skill of flint knapping with John Lord.

  • Place: Louth Road, North Cockerington
  • Time: 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
  • Cost: £15.00 per person

To coincide with our third exhibition of the year "Ice and Fire: The Story of Stone Age Lincolnshire" Louth Museum is proud to announce that we will be holding a flint knapping master class with ancient technology expert John Lord.

John Lord began his prehistoric technology research projects in 1975 when he was engaged, along which his wife Val, by the Department of the Environment (now English Heritage) to take custody of Grimes Graves, the Neolithic flint mining site at Lynford, Norfolk. John strove to master the art of flint knapping and after he left Grimes Graves in 1987, he became a professional flint knapper and teacher of this ancient skill.

Flint knapping workshops work best when they are kept small, in fact the smaller the better, so this is why the workshop is limited to just 8 places and participants must over the age of 18 years. To book a place on the workshop – please visit Louth Museum in Broadbank Wednesday to Saturday between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm. Payment is due at the time of booking.


Lincolnshire Voices of The Great War

Wednesday 20th June to Saturday 28th July

For its second exhibition of the year, Louth Museum is delighted to have secured the loan of 'Lincolnshire Voices from the Great War', an exhibition that has already proved a popular attraction at other county venues. It features the personal stories and experiences of Lincolnshire people both on the battlefield and the home front. It highlights the contribution that our county made to the war effort with the aviation industry (Lincoln was the largest aircraft building centre in the world) and the development and production of the first tanks; the changing roles of women; the care of the wounded, and much more. Material – photos, diaries and personal testimony – has been sourced from the Lincolnshire Archives, private collections and the Imperial War Museum.


The Great War - Book of Remembrance

The Great War (1914-1918) was the 'war to end all wars'. It left Louth and the surrounding area families without fathers, husbands, brothers and sons. To mark a century since the Great War ended, we invite you to contribute to our online Book of Remembrance. 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.

Remembrance means different things to everyone and however we choose to remember, it is vitally important that we continue remember those who made ultimate sacrifice as the terrible events of the Great War begin to fade away through the generations. Our Book of Remembrance aims to ensure that the memories of those who made the final sacrifice and those who suffered family loss will never be forgotten.


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