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Founded 1855

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Newletter 97, 2017

The Autumn Newsletter edited by Cynthia Brown is now available for download here.


Newletter 96, 2017

A new format Newsletter edited by Cynthia Brown is available for download here.


Historian 52, 2016

Volume 52 of the Leicestershire Historian has now been published - more details here


Changing Leicester

A new HLF project is now underway to record people's memories of Leicester’s Heritage Development - read more here


A new LAHS publication, the first in a County Records Series for Leicestershire:

Alan Fox (ed)

Parish Government in a Leicestershire Village. The Buckminster Town Book 1665-1767 and Constable's Book 1753-1813

Further details and ordering here



Archived news

Transactions on line - all volumes (up to 2011) are to be made freely available on the web Read More arrow

Recent archaeological discoveries

Photograph of the Jewry Wall in Leicester
Jewry Wall in Leicester
Photograph of Theddingworth plan map

The Society was founded in 1855 and over the years has changed its name slightly, but its aims have virtually remained the same; 'to promote the study of history, archaeology, antiquities and architecture of the county'. Membership stands at around 400 and in addition some 100 institutions receive our annual publication around the world.

Our main activities centre around the lecture programme, publications, historic buildings and research. Each year we publish a series of articles in our annual volume Transactions which also includes a summary of all archaeological activity which has taken place in the city and county in the previous year. We also publish annually the Leicestershire Historian and several Newsletters.

The Society has a Networks Project Officer who coordinates a listing of people, groups and societies involved in researching Leicestershire's & Rutland's past. Networks Project PDF_icon:

Having celebrated our 150th anniversary we now look forward to strengthening the work of the Society in order to maintain its position as the premier archaeological and historical society in the county. Further details of the Society can be found on this web site as can an application form for membership PDF 300KB

The Society is registered with the UK Charity Commission - Registered Charity 503240.





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