Peterborough Museum

Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthrall the whole family. With amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance.

In addition to what we have in our Permanent Galleries, we have a rolling programme of Temporary and Community Exhibitions too.

The Temporary Exhibition Gallery on the ground floor holds 3 to 4 exhibitions per year, where we can showcase some of our lesser-seen items in our collection. Alongside this, Squire’s Coffee House and the community case within the Changing Lives gallery are a platform for local community groups.

City Gallery, the art gallery within Peterborough Museum, also hosts a programme of exhibitions. Find out more about City Gallery’s programme by clicking here.

The Museum Garden has recently been developed into a glorious space for both our visitors and for wildlife. During Spring 2012 it was transformed with the help of the national charity ‘Froglife’ and their group of Wildlife Ambassadors. The garden tells the story of Medicine through Time, from Tudor times up to the early 20th Century. There is also a 1940s ‘Dig for Victory’ vegetable patch and a wildlife area.


Exhibitions and events

Peterborough Christmas Ghost Walk

Event until 19.12.2018 0:00

It was the Victorians who first started the tradition of seasonal spine-chillers. This Christmas, explore the city’s spooky side! Be spellbound by our haunted heritage with an ever-popular ghost...

Foundational Calligraphy Workshop

Event on 25.02.2018 10:00

Discover the fundamental principles of calligraphy in this workshop perfect for beginners. Learn the foundational script using a dip pen and ink, and explore how to construct letters through...

Great War Talks: The English Language and the First World War

Event on 26.02.2018 19:30

'Languages of the front' became souvenirs of the war, abandoned by soldiers but taken up by academics, memoir writers and commentators, leaving an indelible mark on the words we use even today. First...

Transporting the past into the future: the archaeology of the Lincoln East Bypass

Event on 01.03.2018 19:30

Mesolithic to post medieval. what could finds near the River Witham tell us about the regional and national importance of the river with regards to transport? This is part of the Flag Fen...


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