The Society meets 2nd Wednesday of the month
at the Methodist Church Hall, Northampton Rd, Market Harborough (opposite Market Hall).  Talks programme details

2022 Annual field visit: Geddington 8th June - booking details

2022/3 provisional programme


Founded in 1931 for those interested in local history and archaeology, we have monthly talks from September to May, with a local field trip in June.  Our local history conference (The History Day) takes place in October and is dedicated in memory of J.C. Davies and 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 MHHS.

Membership (£14 single / £20 family) includes all monthly talks and a copy of The Harborough Historian annual journal. Non-members are always welcome (£3 / meeting) and we offer prospective members a free “try before you buy” first visit. Download a membership application form here.

Registered charity No. 1157244



16th May

The Society has now published Volume 1

 "A History of Market Harborough".

It may be purchased locally from Quinns bookshop (Three Crowns Yard, High St, Market Harborough), Society monthly meetings or Waterstones. Price, hardback £15


“Everything about this book is wonderful .... I shall gently read it all through the summer: each page shows immense care and research, I so love that.”
  - Carmen Callil

Harborough Historian Index & download files
 Latest additions (16 May):
Refurbishment of The Old Grammar School
The Butcher, the Baker: Origins of the Land Society