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Harborough Museum

The Symington Building, Adam and Eve St, Market Harborough LE16 7LT, UK

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About Harborough Museum

Harborough Museum was opened in 1983 in the former R & W H Symington corset factory that also houses the Harborough District Council offices in the historic market town of Market Harborough. The permanent collection includes films by the Market Harborough Movie Makers, an exploration of the Battle of Naseby and of life in Harborough during the wars, exhibits from Harborough's industrial past, 17th-century toys found in the local church, a boot and shoemaking workshop, and a display about working



Attractions near Harborough Museum

Foxton Locks4.85km from Harborough Museum

Foxton Locks are ten canal locks consisting of two "staircases" each of five locks, located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 3 miles west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough. They are named after the nearby village of Foxton. As well as the longest and steepest staircase locks in the UK, the site is home to the remains of the inclined plane, a magnificent, if slightly weird, piece of Victorian engineering.

West Lodge Rural Centre8.01km from Harborough Museum

West Lodge Rural Centre is a petting farm with children's activities near Desborough in Northamptonshire. The cuddle corner is home to the farm’s cute and fluffies where a daily programme helps visitors get as close as possible. Over in the demonstration barn watch and learn about the jobs that take place on a working farm such as sheep shearing and lambing, you can also pick up some freshly laid eggs from the hen and poultry.

West Lodge Farm Park8.01km from Harborough Museum

West Lodge Farm is an award-winning farm park where children and adults of all ages can have hands-on experiences of farm and country life. There are so many opportunities to explore the whole farm; the livestock, the walks and nature trails, the fields, the streams, and the machinery.  There is also a wide range of themed events throughout the year.

Harrington Aviation Museum8.96km from Harborough Museum

The Carpetbagger Aviation Museum was formed in 1993 for the 50th Anniversary reunion of the USAAF's 801st / 492nd Bomb Group. Displays and exhibits within the museum depict the history of the airfield and vividly show the work carried out by the 801st / 492nd Bomb Group, especially during Operation Carpetbagger, and their secret missions to deliver agents and supplies to resistance groups in Occupied Europe during the Second World War.

East Carlton country Park10km from Harborough Museum

This beautiful country park is situated on the edge of the beautiful Welland Valley. Walkthrough the woods and grassland and watch the local wildlife. There is also specialist play equipment for disabled children. There are country walks throughout the park, through fine mature woodland and grasslands. You can see a varied habitat and a great variety of wildlife throughout the year.

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Leicestershire  is a landlocked county in the English Midlands, being within the East Midlands. Leicestershire takes its name from the city of Leicester located at its centre and administered separately from the rest of the county. The ceremonial county – the non-metropolitan county plus the city of Leicester – has a total population of just over 1 million, more than half of which lives in the Leicester Urban Area.