Next Events  (full programme here)


 - Wed June 8th

Summer Excursion

Visit to the village and spectacular church of Ashley (details here)


 - Thurs June 16th 2.30pm

Unveiling of Green Plaque in honour of Sir William Henry Bragg

Ceremony at Harborough Market Square, Catherwood House (Cafe Nero)



Monthly talks take place 2nd Wednesday of the month, 7.30pm at the Roman Way Community Centre, 36, Roman Way, Market Harborough LE16 7PQ

Doors open from 7pm for coffee, biscuits & raffle ticket



The Society  (MHHS)

Registered charity 2014 No. 1157244

The Market Harborough Historical Society, (originally, The Market Harborough Archaeological & Historical Society), was founded in 1931 and has been active ever since as a forum for those interested in local history and archaeology. MHHS holds monthly talks from September to May, with a field trip “The Summer Excursion” in June each year. A Local History Conference “The History Day” is organised annually, in memory of former local historian Mr J. C. Davies and former MHHS President Michael Brown, both of whom contributed considerably to the Society.


The Society’s collection of historical memorabilia collected over many years formed the basis of the Harborough Museum when it was opened in 1983 as a joint  venture between Leicestershire County Council, Harborough District Council and the Market Harborough Historical Society.



MHHS has a busy schedule of activities that includes:  (click the links below)

The 2015-2016 Membership fee, which includes a copy of the Society’s journal The Harborough Historian, remains unchanged from last year at £14.00 for a single person and £20.00 for a family. Membership dues are payable at the first meeting in September of each year or earlier. Visitors are always welcome and will be charged £3 each per meeting. 

To download a Membership application form click here.

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20th May

Ashley Visit - book here

Harborough Green Plaque award



Unveiling ceremony Thursday 16 June



Great War

Harborough participants - details here



Men of Market Harborough