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Historical Event, Tue 31 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018, free entry

Peterborough Celebrates 900

Peterborough Celebrates 900


Queensgate Shopping Centre


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Tue 31 Jul - Sun 5 Aug Queensgate Celebrates 900


Queensgate Shopping Centre will be joining in the festivities as Peterborough Celebrates 900!

Queensgate is bringing medieval Peterborough to life to celebrate the city’s 900th anniversary

Prepare to be taken back in time, back to Medeshamstede, when Peterborough was born, as we celebrate by putting on a week-long celebration and festivities to mark the 900th anniversary of the city.

From Monday 30 July until Sunday 5 August, shoppers are invited to step into a medieval village, complete with a castle and towering turrets, in Central Square. Walk across the drawbridge, through the giant gates and into the courtyard where real knights, villagers and churchmen go about their daily lives.

The grand hall houses a giant banquet table, creating the perfect setting for activities to take part in, such as bread making, crown and shield making workshops, Merlin’s spell school, dressing up, stories of bravery and valour and much more.

Watch knights of the round table battle with incredible sword skills, listen to traditional harps and folk music, and for those that have been naughty, it’s off to the village stocks!

There’s also the chance to find the king or queen of Peterborough as shoppers are invited to pull the sword from the stone.

The Medeshamstede village, the name of Peterborough in the Anglo-Saxon period, is completely free.
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Dates Times
Tue 31 Jul - Sun 5 Aug 2018


Free entry


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Map reference: TL 189987  Lat: 52.57391 Long: -0.24588

By Road:
Easily accessible & signposted from the A1(M).

By Public Transport:
Nearest station is Peterborough. Served by National Express, Central and First Capital Connect. Peterborough has excellent rail services. From the Railway Station it is approximately 5 minutes walk into Queensgate Shopping Centre.

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