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Ask and Archaeologist Day online

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough

#AskAnArchaeologist – 15th July on Twitter #AskAnArchaeologist Day will be taking place on Twitter on 15th July. It is an official part of the Festival of Archaeology and is a chance for people from all over the world to ask archaeologists questions, and an opportunity for archaeologists to share their knowledge.   Helen Sharp, Curator…

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Nature explorers

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough

Enjoy outdoors and the sunshine! Harborough's beautiful countryside is full of nature. Download our nature explorer's pack, and see what you can discover in your garden or local park. Why not make a caterpillar puppet show, and create a colourful friendly caterpillar with our downloadable craft sheet.

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Victorian toy craft at home

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough

Harborough Museum is home to the Harborough toys, which were found hidden in the church of St Dionysius. Older toys were very different from toys today, as they were often made from wood or bone. Make your own Victorian toy, called a thaumatrope. This toy used an optical illusion to delight people. Follow the instructions…

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Create Your Own Story!

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough

Did you know it's the Summer Reading Challenge and this year it is online? At Harborough Museum, we love reading and are very lucky to share a space with Market Harborough Library. To celebrate the Summer Reading Challenge, we are asking you to write your own story, inspired by a museum object. Download the activity…

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Muffin excavation activity

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough

To understand how careful archaeologist must be when they are excavating, have a go at excavating a blueberry (or whatever flavour you prefer) muffin. Imagine the muffin is the archaeological site and the bluberries are your finds. Download the Muffin Excavation activity sheet, and have a go!

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Baking Through Time: Anglo-Saxon Apples

Downloadable activity

Learn about what Anglo-Saxons ate, and bake this delicious recipe inspired by history. Ingredients are listed in the recipe - make sure you get an adult to help! Anglo-Saxon Apples

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Food for Thought

Downloadable activity

W. Symington & Co was founded in 1827 in Market Harborough. William Symington started out in a small shop on Adam & Eve Street with tea and vegetables, until 1840 where he acquired a shop on Church Street. As the company grew, it invented different types of food, such as Pea Flour which was taken…

Free

Pottage

Harborough Museum The Symington Building, Adam and Eve Street, Market Harborough

A Tudor staple, loved by King Henry VIII. Cook up this stew with our recipe.

Free

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Tel: 0116 305 3627

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

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