Save a century at Louth Museum’s new Victorian exhibition

Louth Museum Trustee Jean Howard with the museum's latest exhibition 'Saving a Century'.
Louth Museum Trustee Jean Howard with the museum's latest exhibition 'Saving a Century'.

IN the second part of our look at what’s new for the recently reopened Louth Museum in 2012, we look at the Saving a Century Victorian Society exhibition.

Lasting until the end of April, the panel exhibition looks at how Victorian buildings have been preserved by the society for future generations to enjoy.

Louth Museum manager Geoff Hill said: “There’s a tremendous amount of information on the panels about the work of the Victorian Society, and we’ve had some very good feedback on it so far.

“People seem to be very interested by it.”

Included in the exhibition is a free glossy magazine explaining everything visitors need to know about Saving a Century.

The museum in Louth, opened over 100 years ago, offers a huge range of artefacts of historical importance, including a near-60-year-old tandem bicycle built by local man Roland Lindgard in the 1950s.

Upon opening, Museum president David Robinson said: “This year really will be quite exciting.

“We have a national exhibition of wood carvings by Thomas Wallis coming in May, which is quite a coup.”

The museum attracts thousands of visitors each year, with 23 per cent coming from outside of Louth and six per cent from overseas.

Thanks to a dedicated band of volunteers, Louth’s famous old Museum continues to be one of the town’s great attractions.

To find out more call the museum on 01507 601211.