Louth Museum scoops top awards from Renaissance East Midlands

Geoff and Margaret Hill of Louth Museum with their awards.
Geoff and Margaret Hill of Louth Museum with their awards.

LOUTH Museum has scooped Museum of the Year from Renaissance East Midlands.

The museum, in Broadbank, showed ‘passion and imagination’ on the way to receiving the award at the Collection in Lincoln, seeing off museums from across the region.

Museum president David Robinson said he was ‘delighted’ with the award.

On handing the award to museum manager Geoff Hill (pictured with wife Margaret), Professor David Sleight of Lincoln University said: “Louth Museum is constantly pushing at the boundaries of what is achievable on a very modest budget and showing just what is possible if you have passion and imagination.”

The museum also received a second award for their ‘Do you Dig Archaeology’ display. Professor Sleight added that the display showed ‘excellent use of space’.

Following his recent visit to open the National Exhibition of the woodcarvings of Thomas Wilkinson Wallis, Lord Archer has launched the Louth Museum Champion scheme by becoming a Gold Champion.

The scheme has three categories – Gold at £500 per year, Silver at £250 per year and Bronze at £100 per year. Champions receive free museum entry passes, invitations to events and a certificate. The purpose is to raise sufficient funds annually to keep the museum open.

The Wilkinson exhibition runs until August.

Details: Call 01507 602019.