Next Events


 - Wednesday September 9th 2015

Next season’s series of talks commence in September 2015 and the finalised programme will be published here when confirmed.


All talks take place 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 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 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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15th June

Harborough Green Plaque award


Summer visits 2015

NLS - Compare local maps & aerial views

Men of Market Harborough


MHHS - here

Friends of Museum - here

Heritage Officer - here