image for Lecture item typePeterborough Museum Society Lecture Programme 2018 at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

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Lecture, from 23 Jan 2018

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Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Contact

Peterborough Museum

01733 864663

Address

Priestgate,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE1 1LF

Details

Peterborough Museum Society was founded in 1871 as the Peterborough Natural History Society and Field Club. Within a decade it had widened its interests and laid the foundation of a museum and a library. It became the Natural History, Scientific, and Archaeological Society and in 1947 took its modern title of Museum Society. In 1968 the museum, housed in the Priestgate building, was presented to the City of Peterborough.

The society still meets there on alternate Tuesdays during the winter for lectures covering its wide interests: local history and archaeology; conservation and natural history; literature and fine arts. the society is able to promote and publish paper of research and has a comprehensive list of publications.

LECTURE PROGRAMME 2017/2018

Date

9th January 2018
Representing Megaliths: Archaeology in Art
Dr Paul Stamper

23rd January 2018
Royal Mistresses
Roger Powell

6th February 2018
Thomas Cook and the Origins of Popular
Tourism
Paul Smith

20th February 2018
A Woman's lot in the 18th Century
Alison Eskriett

6th March 2018
Siegfried Sassoon: Soldier and War Poet
David Gray

20th March 2018
A Life on a Lincolnshire Salt Marsh
June Barton

3rd April 2018
Horatio Nelson
John Wright

Tuesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough

All Visitors Welcome

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 23 Jan 2018 19:30
Tue 6 Feb 2018 19:30
Tue 20 Feb 2018 19:30
Tue 6 Mar 2018 19:30
Tue 20 Mar 2018 19:30
Tue 3 Apr 2018 19:30

Directions

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Map reference: TL 189985  Lat: 52.57184 Long: -0.24677

By Road:
Take the A1 from Huntingdon or come off at A1/A605 jct, 2 minutes walk from the bus station.

By Public Transport:
From Peterborough station it is 5 minutes' walk to Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, 2 minutes walk from bus station.

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups

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:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit

General

  • YesHearing loop system
  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast 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


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