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Harborough Museum

| Adam & Eve Street, Leicestershire County Council, The Symington Building, Market Harborough LE16 7LT, England
+44 116 305 3627
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Local history

Perfect place to go if you're interested in local history. The museum itself is very interesting... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
East Midlands, United Kingdom
Fascinating trip through time!

Do not miss this museum if you are in Market Harborough! Brilliant modern display of the Hallaton... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Sue P
Poole, United Kingdom
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Market Harborough’s Library, Museum, Adult Learning and Registration Services have come together as Symington 1 on the first floor of The Symington Building, a former corset factory on Adam and Eve Street. The combined services at Symington 1 provide an exciting cultural and heritage hub in the heart of the community. The interior is designed to inspire, encourage and support learning for everybody of all ages and abilities, while the original exterior of the Grade II building preserves the manufacturing legacy of the site. Following its refurbishment, Harborough Museum features new displays that celebrate the history and people of Market Harborough and its surrounding area. As well as the return of the Hallaton Treasure, with items including 5,000 Iron Age coins and a Roman helmet, visitors can now step inside the reconstructed Falkner’s boot and shoe making workshop. With changing displays in a dedicated special exhibition space and a shared entrance with the new library, this is an exciting, fresh space for the town. From borrowing the latest bestseller to delving into your family history, Market Harborough library has it all. With an ICT suite, local history information and learning rooms, there is something for everyone. As well as over 33,000 items to borrow, the new Story Place combines museum exhibits with the children’s library so that families can enjoy learning and reading together. If you are in need of a new job or a fresh direction, Leicestershire Adult Learning Service could help you find your way. Whether it’s a new language, an upgrade of your key skills or a new qualification, see where Leicestershire Adult Learning Service can take you.
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| Adam & Eve Street, Leicestershire County Council, The Symington Building, Market Harborough LE16 7LT, England
+44 116 305 3627
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

Perfect place to go if you're interested in local history. The museum itself is very interesting, it includes exhibits on old coinage found locally and toys the last time I visited, although I think the toy exhibition was temporary and they change it fairly regularly....More

Thank wvj07
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Do not miss this museum if you are in Market Harborough! Brilliant modern display of the Hallaton hoard and associated history combined with traditional cornucopia of local artefacts and displays encompassing the whole history of the area. Something for everybody. Very friendly and helpful volunteer...More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed 29 July 2017

this is a lovely museum it is not that big and is aimed well for children it was great to see the horde of coins that was found. it is free to go into

Thank BarryWalesAngie
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The museum is now attached to the side of the library, and is easily missed if you didn't know where it was. The exhibits are predominantly about market harborough but I found it very interesting. Spent about half an hour looking round. Loved the old...More

Thank Trentonpfarkelburf
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Next to a very good library, this museum tells the history of Market Harborough and its surrounds in a clear, well presented way.

Thank Lucy G
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Popped in one wet Saturday while shopping. There are a surprising number of exhibits for a small museum and as new residents in the area we found it informative with all the exhibits well displayed and annotated. Particularly interesting were the details of the Hallaton...More

Thank Joyce W
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

A great display on the Hallaton hoard and shrine, full of interactive exhibits, my young children loved it even though they are both quite small. I found the local history exhibition well presented but less informative, being less well themed and lacking in chronology. This...More

1  Thank CaptainBlackmore
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Since the refurbishment I have been a number of times with my young children. It's small but the displays are packed and I find it interesting. The kids absolutely love coming here - there are lots for them to look at, toys to play with...More

1  Thank erikakaka79
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Good for a quick visit with lots of interesting exhibits relating to the history of Market Harborough

Thank Demeterking
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Always interesting to visit the museum, no matter how many times I take friends and family when they visit me I'm always pleasantly surprised at how many exhibits the museum has and I always seem to see something new.

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