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  • VistEngland VAQAS

Museum, free entry

VISITENGLAND QUALITY ASSURED VISITOR ATTRACTION MLA ACCREDITED MUSEUM

Museum Museum

Museum Museum

Address

Adam & Eve Street,
Market Harborough,
Leicestershire,
LE16 7AG

Details

The museum celebrates Market Harborough’s long history as a centre of trade and industry in the heart of the Welland Valley at the crossroads between Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.

Our displays include:

- The Hallaton Treasure Gallery – a fantastic display of the nationally important Iron Age and Roman find
- Symington Soups, Table Creams and Pea Flour
- Harboro Rubber Company
- Falkner’s Boot and Shoe Making Workshop
- 18th century long case clock made in Harborough
- 17th century toys found in the local church
- Railways in Market Harborough
- Working in the corset factory
- Harborough during the wars

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopAccepts groups

Disabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Closed Bank Holidays and opening times may vary during festive periods, please contact the Museum to check before visiting.

Prices

Free entry

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Notes

  • *Assisted wheelchair users are welcome in the museum. *Low counters are available in the museum. *Assistance dogs are welcome in the museum. *Staff assistance is available in the museum. *There are no toilets at the museum, the nearest toilets are at the nearby Council Offices or Commons car park. *Portable hearing loop is available on request *Parking is available at public car park nearby

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 25
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SP 734872  Lat: 52.47834 Long: -0.92036

In the centre of Market Harborough behind the Council offices. Disabled parking and pay and display nearby.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 km from Market Harborough station