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Peterborough Museum and Archives

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Address: Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill), Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
Phone Number: 705.743.5180
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Really good small museum giving a good insight into the history and development of the city. Particularly enjoyed the stories of individuals who had helped to establish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Peterborough, Canada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This is a must to see if you visit Peterborough. This shows the history of Peterborough and the surrounding area in a very interesting way. Very family friendly.

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Eggerslack
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Really good small museum giving a good insight into the history and development of the city. Particularly enjoyed the stories of individuals who had helped to establish Peterborough

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Peterborough
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Has some great things but not enough room. It should be combined with the Canoe Museum and a First nations Heritage museum top make it worthwhile

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Peterborough, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My dad worked for the Peterborough Canoe Co. years ago and I used to go to his work after school and watch him work till the 5 o'clock whistle blew. I inheirited a love of boats then, so the museum brings back memories. The boats are very well displayed , it is a classic display of canoes, etc.

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Perth, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I went to this museum for the first time this morning and was very pleasantly surprised. A lovely informative museum with quite a number of artifacts. We also saw the Egyptian artifacts which were on loan from the ROM. Very interesting as well. Thank you.

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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

With a great local standing exhibit and as host to visiting exhibits this community museum is a great way to spend an afternoon!

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Peterborough, Canada
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This excellent museum is small but enough to see to make the trip worthwhile and it is free, although a donation is appreciated.

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Lindsay, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This museum gave me a better understanding of how my family came to be in Peterborough. It starts with the Native Americans and takes you to the immigration of Irish settlers to the Peterborough area.I walked away with a new understanding of Peterborough and my own family history. And what did this cost me............Nothing. It is by donation only. I... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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34 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great exhibits, & it was free! We went mid week in early June, & there was only one other couple there.

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Bailieboro
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Been to the Museum a few times now for the ever changing exhibitions and displays. The museum is small but has a extensive collection of historical items from the area.

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