Next Events


 - Wednesday  December 10th

Mike Beech
200 years of the (Old) Grand Union Canal



 7.30pm at Roman Way Community Centre,
36, Roman Way, Market Harborough LE16 7PQ
Doors open from 7pm for coffee, biscuits & raffle ticket

Details - click here



 - Wednesday  January 14th

Alan Langley
The Rectors of East Farndon over 800 years





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 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 2014-2015 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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The Harborough Historian



2014 Edition now available
£5.50 - details here

Men of Market Harborough


This Season’s Programme

full details + downloadable
 - click here

MHHS Chairman 
David Johnson
Launch of the Harborough Museum Trust

- Chairman’s message here


 MHHS - here

Friends of Museum - here