Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery


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


Thursday, 16th September 2021 - Sunday, 28th November 2021

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Tuesday, 26th October 2021 - Thursday, 28th October 2021

Myths & Legends exhibit at Peterborough MuseumMyths & LegendsFind out about some of the local and well-known myths and legends with our family craft activities and Museum trail.  Entry to this event and the Museum is free, no booking required. Open 10:00 - 4:00pm (last admission 3:30pm daily).
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Thursday, 28th October 2021 - Thursday, 28th October 2021

Thursday, 28th October 2021 - Friday, 29th October 2021

Friday, 29th October 2021 - Sunday, 31st October 2021

Are you brave enough to take on the Ghost Walks at Peterborough Museum?Ghost WalksStalk the streets this Halloween with our costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough's most haunted locations.
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Saturday, 30th October 2021 - Saturday, 30th October 2021

Halloween Horror Night at Peterborough MuseumHalloween Horror NightPrepare to be entertained, enthralled and downright scared by a night of dramatised tours around the most haunted building in Peterborough. Hear about some of the Museum's ghostly stories by candlelight, but watch your backs and prepare to jump as you see the stories come to life in front of you.…
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Friday, 10th December 2021 - Friday, 10th December 2021

Bad Hair Day (Cyclops)Preview: Urban - Renowned Street Art ExhibitionGet a sneak peek at original works by major artists including Banksy, Damien Hirst, My Dog Sighs, the Connor Brothers, Pure Evil, Blek le Rat and more before the exhibition officially opens to the public on 11 December.
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Saturday, 11th December 2021 - Sunday, 29th May 2022

Bad Hair Day (Cyclops)Urban - Renowned Street Art ExhibitionSee original works by Banksy, Damien Hirst, My Dog Sighs, the Connor Brothers, Blek le Rat, Pure Evil, and other prominent artists at Peterborough Museum.
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  • Disabled toilets


  • Children welcome


  • 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.


  • 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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