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“Visit with a school party” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Harborough Museum

Harborough Museum
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Owner description: Market Harborough’s Library, Museum, Adult Learning and Registration Services have come together as Symington 1 on the first floor of The Symington Building, a former corset factory on Adam and Eve Street. The combined services at Symington 1 provide an exciting cultural and heritage hub in the heart of the community. The interior is designed to inspire, encourage and support learning for everybody of all ages and abilities, while the original exterior of the Grade II building preserves the manufacturing legacy of the site. Following its refurbishment, 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 5,000 Iron Age coins and a Roman helmet, visitors can now step inside the reconstructed Falkner’s boot and shoe making workshop. With changing displays in a dedicated special exhibition space and a shared entrance with the new library, this is an exciting, fresh space for the town. From borrowing the latest bestseller to delving into your family history, Market Harborough library has it all. With an ICT suite, local history information and learning rooms, there is something for everyone. As well as over 33,000 items to borrow, the new Story Place combines museum exhibits with the children’s library so that families can enjoy learning and reading together. If you are in need of a new job or a fresh direction, Leicestershire Adult Learning Service could help you find your way. Whether it’s a new language, an upgrade of your key skills or a new qualification, see where Leicestershire Adult Learning Service can take you.
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36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Visit with a school party”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This museum is excellent to visit for a few hours with the children. I went with a small group of school children on an organised trip. The museum staff were very helpful and there are lots of interactive displays that the children can be involved with. I have lived in this area for a number of year and had never visited until now but I shall be going again when it reopens after the refurbishment.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank LeicesterTiger_13
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English first
Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

I don't like museums; but this one I could relate to as some of the exhibits came from a period when I was a child. I still think about what I saw.

1 Thank Jane P
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36 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“seems to be closed for now”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

Sadly the museum seemed to be closed on my last visit to the UK due to relocation of council offices but from previous visits I can tell you it’s a font of local knowledge with well laid out exhibits

Visited March 2013
2 Thank Jerry L
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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
49 attraction reviews
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“Interesting collection.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Everything a local museum should be with the the addition of the Hallaton Treasure and Helmet. Thank heavens it wasn't sent to London ! Well laid out after recent refurbishment.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank mimmc
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Trowbridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant for knowledge.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Very interesting. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit and found it very relaxing. Gave an interesting knowledge base and insight into the museum sights.

Visited October 2012
1 Thank elake851
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