Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery

Type:Museum

Priestgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE1 1LF

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Located in one of the city's most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthral all the family. There are some amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages. The collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance.

" Explore the historic building and its story: from private house, to hospital and museum. Go inside the original Victorian Operating Theatre to learn about the grisly history of surgery.

" Visit an underwater world! See the internationally important collection of fossils of Jurassic sea-monsters and find out more about the creatures that swam in our prehistoric seas over 150 million years ago.

" Discover the story of the world's first prisoner of war camp, built 200 years ago during the Napoleonic Wars. See inside one of the cells and view the incredibly intricate items made by the French prisoners.

" Learn about the story of Peterborough, from prehistory to the present. Come face-to-face with Britain's oldest murder victim, see Roman and Saxon treasures, look inside a Victorian railway cottage and clock in to find out what Peterborough companies have made over the last century.

Guide Prices

General Admission FREE

Special events, admission charges, £3.00 Adult, £2.00 Child, Students and senior, £6.00 family

Events

Saturday, 15th January 2022 - Saturday, 3rd December 2022

Hidden Heritage Tours from Peterborough MuseumHidden Heritage ToursA must for visitors to the city or local residents alike! The Hidden Heritage Tour is the essential guide to Peterborough’s past. Find out more about the fascinating and often undiscovered history of Peterborough, from the foundation of the Saxon abbey to the modern city. Hear about some of the…
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Thursday, 17th February 2022 - Thursday, 3rd November 2022

The VaultsThe VaultsTour the vaults in Peterborough Museum’s cellars. Explore layers of history, rarely seen by the public and hear the stories of the people who once lived and worked within the building.
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Thursday, 17th February 2022 - Thursday, 3rd November 2022

The VaultsThe Vaults TourTour the vaults in Peterborough Museum’s cellars. Explore layers of history, rarely seen by the public and hear the stories of the people who once lived and worked within the building.
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Saturday, 9th July 2022 - Sunday, 6th November 2022

Extinction exhibition at Peterborough MuseumExtinctionExtinction affects us all. In the UK, one in ten of our wildlife is critically endangered. Scientists have identified five periods of mass extinction over the geological record, the question is now being asked: are we in a sixth?
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Saturday, 3rd September 2022 - Sunday, 16th October 2022

Peterborough WindrushPeterborough Windrush 2022Peterborough Windrush 2022 tells the story of the Peterborough Windrush generation and their families, celebrating their contribution to the city.
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Thursday, 6th October 2022 - Thursday, 6th October 2022

Extinction talk at Peterborough MuseumExtinction Exhibition Talk - Excavating Sea DragonsThe area around Peterborough is littered with brick pits. Historically these have been the source for many amazing fossils of marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs and marine crocodiles, as well as a handful of dinosaurs.
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Thursday, 27th October 2022 - Thursday, 27th October 2022

ButterflyExtinction Exhibition Talk - Jamie WildmanThe chequered skipper butterfly Carterocephalus palaemon was first recorded in England in 1798. Between then and its extinction year, 1976, only one attempt to determine the true extent of the species’ distribution and abundance in England was made – by Lynne Farrell in her 1973 Preliminary report…
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Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled toilets

Children

  • Children welcome

Groups

  • Facilities for educational visits
  • Guided tours for groups

Property Facilities

  • Guided tours for individuals
  • Public toilets
  • Smoking not allowed

Target Markets

  • Accepts groups

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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.

Awards

  • Other AwardsSelf-assessed Accessibility Information Self-assessed Accessibility Information 2020
  • Visit EnglandVistEngland VAQAS Gold VistEngland VAQAS Gold 2018

Opening Times

* Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday, 12:00 - 16:00
(Last entry 15:30)

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