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

Christmas Countdown

Event until 11.02.2018 12:30

Start your countdown to Christmas in style and make an advent calendar garland with decorative paper, vintage festive images and ribbons! Then you can fill it at home with your own choice of festive...

Willow Christmas Goose Workshop

Event on 02.12.2017 9:30

Spend the day making your own life size goose sculpture using willow. You will be taught how to build an armature or frame for your goose using hoops woven from willow. Learn the technique of...

Needle Felted Christmas Ornaments Workshop

Event on 10.12.2017 10:00

Eve Marshall is a popular textile artist and artisan felter, and an experienced workshop provider in schools and with adults. In this workshop, Eve will guide you through making a felted robin and...

Peterborough Museum Candlelit Ghost Tour

Event on 12.12.2017 19:30

It was the Victorians who first started the tradition of seasonal spine-chillers. This Christmas, explore Peterborough’s most haunted building by candlelight. Hear about the ghost of the lonely ANZAC...

Murder Under the Mistletoe

Event on 15.12.2017 19:00

Lord and Lady Thornley-Cruttock invite you to their stunning manor house for the annual carol concert. This year is a very special event as the family heirlooms are auctioned for charity. But who...

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