Harborough Museum

Market Harborough Then and Now

Market Harborough Then and Now

This project was supported by the Friends of Harborough Museum and began in 2000. Volunteers from the Friends took photographs of the buildings and businesses in the main streets of Market Harborough, recording changes in the town.

The Market Harborough Collection includes thousands of images of the town and where possible the volunteers worked to record changes to the town.  An exhibition was developed using those images, both old and new, and proved popular with local people and schools.  After a few years the Friends noticed the many changes to the town since their first project and so further recording took place as part of the Shopping in Harborough project.

Some of these images were digitised however many more remain in printed form only and work is ongoing to make these images available. To view and purchase copies of some of these images of Harborough and Leicestershire, please visit Image Leicestershire.

Return to Museum Projects

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

Send us a message

Logos for the partners of Harborough Museum including Harborough District Council, Leicestershire County Council, Market Harborough Historical Society and supported by Market Harborough and the Bowdens Charity
The Symington Building logo