There are plenty of ways to learn and enjoy yourself at Harborough Museum. Find out about school visits, local studies resources and activities to try at home.

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School visits

Our educational packages and workshops have been carefully planned to support classroom learning and cover a wide range of National Curriculum objectives. Our sessions are hands-on, engaging, and fun and bring learning to life with real artefacts. Each session can be tailored to support a particular area of learning, age group or need.

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Local Studies

The Local studies area incorporates books, pamphlets and periodicals relating to the history of Market Harborough and the surrounding area. The area is an ideal place to visit for those interested in researching local or family history.

The Local studies area includes public-access PCs, microfilm and microfiche readers and a photocopying facility.

You can also access the digital library while at the museum and library.

Access the digital library
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Leicestershire Adult Learning

GoLearn offers a range of courses for adults during the daytime and evening in a suite of learning rooms on the first floor of The Symington Building. Whether your goal this year is to gain an essential qualification, or learn a new skill, we are delighted to support your learning journey.

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Activities to enjoy at home

You can download activities below to enjoy at home.

Treasure huntA silver bowl, with a slightly raised lip at the top

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!

Download the Iron Age Treasure Hunt

Design your own coinSilver Unit Corieltavi Dumnoco Tigir Seno Around AD 30 60

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.

Download the coin design activity

Muffin excavationA person carefully removes coins from the soil of a trench

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!

Download the muffin excavation activity