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...

An Evening at the Priestgate Vaults

Event on 24.10.2018 19:00

Dare you enter...? Explore layers of history and meet people from the past, associated with the building which now houses Peterborough Museum. The Priestgate Vaults are the historic cellars under...

Peterborough Museum Candlelit Tour

Event on 30.10.2018 19:30

The museum is reputedly one of the most haunted sites in Peterborough, with many ghosts said to be lurking around the building. This tour sets out to uncover some of their stories. The tour is led...

Wartime Peterborough walk

Event on 04.11.2018 14:00

Join us this November for a tour to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. Take a tour around the streets of Peterborough city centre and discover more about the city during the...

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