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Harborough Museum

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Good history of Harborough

Went here to kill a few minutes but ended up stopping for an hour and a half, a great insight into... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
bob w
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Nice place to visit

In the town centre this is a lovely place to visit and bro has local history to life. Perfect for... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2018
northants90
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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“iron age”(4 reviews)
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Following its refurbishment in 2014, 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 Iron Age coins and...more
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Adam & Eve Street | Harborough Museum is part of a cultural hub on the first floor of The Symington Building, Market Harborough LE16 7LT, England
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+44 116 305 3627
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Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Went here to kill a few minutes but ended up stopping for an hour and a half, a great insight into the history of Market Harborough very interesting. the birthplace of Thomas Cook Symingtons factory and the Old Grammar School. many photos of Market Harborough...More

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HarboroughMuseum, Museum Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review bob w and for dropping by - I'm glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

This museum is located in a former factory, and is incorporated to the local library, so you have to walk through the library to see it. The museum has a large collection of ancient coins, plus lots of local artefacts and part of a shoemaker's...More

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HarboroughMuseum, Museum Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us MikeP9111 and for the review, we're glad you found it interesting.

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

In the town centre this is a lovely place to visit and bro has local history to life. Perfect for kids holidays, rainy day or for the curious mind.

Thank northants90
HarboroughMuseum, Museums Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Thanks for visiting northants90 and your kind review. We hope you will come back and find something new in the collections to enjoy.

Reviewed 11 June 2018

Housed in an old mill in the middle of town this is a cracking little museum. The iron age finds on display are first class. An entire boot makers workshop has also been moved in but looks like it was always there. The social history...More

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HarboroughMuseum, Museums Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2018

Thanks for the great review bosskunga, we hope you visit again!

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Visited the museum to get out of the rain and it was worth the visit. The museum has been updated to include an archeological section with displays of coins, Roman helmets, and bones which was well done with the actual artifacts, as well as videos....More

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HarboroughMuseum, Museums Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2018

Thanks for coming to visit Kim W, we are glad you liked the displays in the museum and hope you visit again.

Reviewed 19 April 2018

A very good collection, the roman hoard and lots of memorabilia. Well worth a visit. The cafe downstairs is good too.

Thank Esteban
HarboroughMuseum, Museums Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2018

Hi Estaban, thanks for visiting and recommending us - it's especially lovely at the moment with the sun out and we hope to welcome you again.

Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

This is a little gem of a place. Not well sign posted but you need to come here. It starts with Roman and Celtic history with ancient finds out front and then in the back has beautifully laid out and clear display cabinets from all...More

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HarboroughMuseum, Museums Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks for such a wonderful review Blouncy. We're glad you had such a good time and you're totally right - you can visit the library, get a coffee downstairs and explore the lovely independent shops nearby.

Reviewed 14 March 2018

After a very interesting talk I attended about the Iron Age treasure discovered in Hallaton I dragged my husband along to the exhibition at Harborough museum. We both thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The display is excellent, well explained and the video was very good.Can recommend...More

Thank Tesspops
HarboroughMuseum, Museums Officer at Harborough Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thanks Tesspops, I'm glad you enjoyed the displays and the story of finding the Hallaton Treasure (we're glad you brought your husband along too!)

Reviewed 31 January 2018

I have been here a few times with my children. They always have colouring and dressing up. It is a small museum but worth a visit and attached to the library so we will often go to both places.

Thank HLR
Reviewed 30 January 2018

My Harborough wife and dad worked at Symingtons, so this converted factory had great memories. Nice display of archeological site nearby showing Roman occupation centuries ago. Also, displays of Symington factory and shoe manufacturer. Great to glimpse at the past of this lovely English town.

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