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


2022/23 download handy trifold 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





This is an excellent publication in every way, from the lovely image on its cover through to the very useful timeline and extensive bibliography with which it concludes.

The scholarship and local knowledge on which each chapter is based are of a consistently high standard, and a great credit to all the individuals who have contributed to the book.

Every possible aspect of the history of Harborough and its district during this period has been well covered, in a very informative, often entertaining and very readable way (including the size of the print). It is beautifully illustrated throughout”

Cynthia Brown (LAHS)


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 addition:
Employment Trends in a Village: East Farndon 1777-1911