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You’re Hired! exhibition

June 19, 2018 - September 29, 2018

A lantern slide showing a blacksmith's apprentice making horseshoes

You’re Hired!

Apprenticeships in Market Harborough

Experience the stories of young people entering the world of work, learning a trade or craft and the history of apprenticeships in Market Harborough.

The exhibition uses the historical records of Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity, which supported the refurbishment of Harborough Museum in 2013, as well as the collections of Leicestershire County Council Museums Service. They will showcase the changing story of young people in Harborough and their journeys from the medieval period up to the present day.

People with connections to apprenticeships in Market Harborough are invited to share their stories. There will be a special board in the exhibition where former apprentices or family members can write down their memories on a card and leave them for other visitors to enjoy.

Visitors to the exhibition can enjoy trying out bricklaying and see what it was like to be a Victorian chimney sweep in special interactive areas of the exhibition, as well as trying on dressing-up costumes and taking a picture in front of an authentic recreation of a Victorian fireplace.



Harborough Museum
0116 305 3627


Harborough Museum
The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street
Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7LT United Kingdom
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Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday: 10am to 6pm

Saturday: 10am to 4pm

Sunday - Monday: Closed

Free entry

Contact details

Tel: 0116 305 3627

Address: The Symington Building, Adam & Eve Street, Market Harborough, LE16 7LT

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