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Guided Tour, from 14 Jul 2018

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Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Contact

Peterborough Museum

01733 864 663

Address

Priestgate,
Peterborough,
Cambridgeshire,
PE1 1LF

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 21 Jul Hidden Heritage Tour
Sat 28 Jul Hidden Heritage Tour
Sat 4 Aug Hidden Heritage Tour
Sat 11 Aug Hidden Heritage Tour
Sat 18 Aug Hidden Heritage Tour
Sat 25 Aug - Sun 6 Jan Peterborough Treasures Exhibition

Details

If you’re looking for an escape from shopping, a fun way to spend a weekend afternoon or are simply curious about the history of our city, why not join us for a Hidden Heritage tour?
The Hidden Heritage Tour is the essential guide to Peterborough’s past, and runs every Saturday afternoon at 2pm.

Find out more about the fascinating and often undiscovered history of Peterborough, from the foundation of the Saxon abbey to the modern city. Discover the secrets of the Cathedral precincts, find out why the river is important as the heart of the city and hear about the many enthralling stories and personalities connected to our past.

Learn why some of our earliest history is in the floors of the Queensgate shopping centre, who buried two Queens in the cathedral, and how Dickens and Shakespeare have both immortalised people from the city. Discover why we had a radio station called Hereward and why French prisoners were kept in the area.

A must for visitors to the city or local residents alike!

All tours last about 100 minutes and take place whatever the weather, starting from outside the Museum on Priestgate.

Walkers can turn up and pay on the day although places can be pre-booked by clicking here from Peterborough Museum 01733 864663, emailing museum@vivacity-peterborough.com or from the Visitor Information Centre 01733 452336.

Walk Route: From Museum, around the city centre

Duration: 100 mins

Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 21 Jul 2018 14:00
Sat 28 Jul 2018 14:00
Sat 4 Aug 2018 14:00
Sat 11 Aug 2018 14:00
Sat 18 Aug 2018 14:00

Prices

Tickets for the tour are £5 for adults, £3 for children

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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