The Market Harborough Collection is formed around the collection of antiquities created by the Market Harborough Historical Society.
Sitting at a crossroads at the edge of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire, the Harborough Museum collects material relating to the landscape and communities of Market Harborough and its surrounding area as defined by the 18th and 19th century carrier routes. It includes areas of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire from Billesdon in the north, Lamport in the south, Husbands Bosworth in the west and Caldecot in the east.
The Harborough Collections now comprise approximately 18,000 items of local history reflecting the stories of the people who have lived here and the influence that the town has on its surrounding area.
The collections reflect the history and development of local communities, town and village life including local trades and commerce and stories of people who have travelled to and from Harborough. The collections also include objects which record the contribution of local individuals to the domestic and social life of the area. The museum has an extensive collection of local photographs.
You can find out more about the collections of Leicestershire on the Leicestershire Museum Collections website.