Next Events


 - Wednesday  May 14th

Richard Arnold: Creative cuts and shapes

 7.30pm at Roman Way Community Centre,
36, Roman Way, Market Harborough
Doors open from 7pm for coffee, biscuits & raffle ticket

Details - click here


 - Wednesday  June 11th

Summer excursion: Combined visit to the Leicestershire Record Office and the Wigston Framework Knitters Museum


The Society  (MHHS)

Registered charity 1984 No. 515509

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 a former local historian, Mr J. C. Davies, who contributed considerably to local history knowledge.


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 2013-2014 Membership fee, which includes a copy of the Society’s journal The Harborough Historian is £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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Latest News

Museum & Library are now open after rebuild


The new facilities are stunning - photos here


Next Season’s Programme
- click here


MHHS Chairman 
David Johnson
Launch of the Harborough Museum Trust

- Chairman’s message here




 MHHS - April here

Friends of Museum - here