Peterborough Sculpture Park and Trail

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Thorpe Meadow, Peterborough, PE3 6LN
Bird in Flight by Bob Dawson

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Peterborough Sculpture Collection is an exciting and significant collection of 25 scheduled monuments across the city which can all be viewed free of charge! The main sculpture park is at Thorpe Meadows by the rowing lake. It includes important works by artists such as Jane Ackroyd, Miles Davis, Bob Dawson, John Foster, and Sokari Douglas Camp.

Peterborough's entire collection of 25 sculptures are in place around Ferry Meadows, the city centre, and even our busy parkways by Antony Gormley, Robert Erskine, and Renn & Thacker. You can read more about the collection here >>

The sculpture collection was originally assembled by the Peterborough Development Corporation between 1978 and 1988. With a rapidly growing population in the 70's and 80's, the Corporation established Nene Park and Ferry Meadows Country Park to provide plenty of green space for the city's residents.

Peterborough Development Corporation bought and commissioned new artworks by some of the best British sculptors working at the time. More recently, sculptures by Jeni Cairns, Lee Mawby and Jason Thomson have been commissioned by Nene Park Trust to join the collection.

The collection is now managed and maintained by Nene Park Trust.

Click here to download the map for the sculpture trail at Thorpe Meadows >>

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A family enjoys a pedalo ride in Ferry MeadowsFerry Meadows, PeterboroughFerry Meadows Country Park is at the heart of Nene Park in Peterborough. It's the perfect place for a day out with a chance to discover the outdoors with lakes, woodland, play areas and so much more to explore.

The miniature train in Ferry MeadowsNene ParkNene Park stretches for 10km along the beautiful valley of the River Nene immediately west of Peterborough. At its heart is Ferry Meadows Country Park.

Longthorpe TowerLongthorpe Tower, PeterboroughThe 14thC tower of a fortified manor-house with wall paintings which form the most complete set of domestic paintings of the period in northern Europe.

Woodland stockThorpe Wood, PeterboroughAn ancient woodland full of wild flowers - an unexpected treasure in such an urban setting

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