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Trails & Activities

Trails & Activities

You can download activities and trails to enjoy at home.

For a full programme of our events, please go to the What’s On page.

Activities

This silver mount with gold decoration would have been attached to another object via the holes around the edges. Some of the holes were added after part of the edge was damaged so that it could still be used. This re-use suggests the mount was somebody's treasured procession.

Treasure Hunt

Try our online Iron Age Treasure Hunt. Download a copy of the quiz and look at the Hallaton Treasure section of the website to find the answers!

Coin from the Hallaton Treasure

Design Your Own Coin

There are so many different designs on the 5,000 coins that were found as part of the Hallaton Treasure. Download our activity sheet to create your own.

The Hallaton Helmet

Roman Cavalry Helmet craft

The Roman Cavalry Helmet found at Hallaton was a sign of importance and power. Make your own Roman Cavalry Helmet using the template and instructions from the First Pallet website.

A photograph of a blueberry muffin

Muffin Excavation

Found out what it’s like to be an archaeologist with this fun activity to try at home. Grab your muffin, download the activity sheet, and see how careful you have to be when excavating!

Baking Through Time

Photograph of a baked apple with berries and honey

Anglo-Saxon apple

Learn about what Anglo-Saxons ate, and bake this delicious recipe inspired by history.

Trails

Symington swimsuit

Our Favourite Objects

Read all about some of the our favourite objects from the museum, picked by our staff.

A photograph of Symington factory workers inside the copper block room, working on corsets fitted to dummies known as 'Swedish Maidens'

Historic Images of Harborough

Discover the historic photographs that feature in The Symington Building, the home of Harborough Museum.

Your lockdown story

We want to hear from you! As part of the Isolated but Inspired project by Community Curators, we would love you to download and fill in the PDF below and tell us your lockdown story.

Once you have completed your story, Leicestershire County Council aim to use this content for the purpose of sharing good news stories on social media and to create a film which could contain submitted content. This content will also go into the archives at the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and will be held for future generations.

Please email us your completed story, and tag Community Curators on Facebook or Twitter.

By submitting this content you are confirming that you are the owner of, and have sought permission from, anyone featured in said content. By submitting this content you are granting permission for photographs, video’s and any wording to be used by the County Council on social media, in video’s, any promotional materials, on websites or in any publications created by the council and to be held at the Record Office for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland indefinitely. Your name and contact details will be collected solely for the purpose of contacting you about your submission and will be held electronically in line with the GDPR and Data Protection Act 2018. Should you wish to contact the County Council regarding this permission statement please contact: Louise.Sharples@leics.gov.uk

Opening hours

Wednesday-Friday: 10am-12.30pm, 2pm-4pm

Saturday: 10am-3.30pm

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

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Tel: 0116 305 3627

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

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