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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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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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Very good museum

My wife and I visited on a Saturday. We really liked the collections of artifacts. I especially liked looking at the old photos of downtown from the 1890s. Also some good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 19, 2015
Neil B
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Peterborough, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It explains the history of Peterborough. The Irish settlers who came here. Also it tells the story of the Indians who were first here. The old pictures are great. Each year they also have a special exhibit like the AVRO ARROW, etc..

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Thank 631akumal2015
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Saturday. We really liked the collections of artifacts. I especially liked looking at the old photos of downtown from the 1890s. Also some good artifacts explaining the older industries that once were the backbone of the economy.

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Thank Neil B
Peterborough, Canada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This museum shows maps of the early city and where the different immigrant groups settled. It has models of the bunks on the boats that brought the immigrants, bunks that sometimes held a family of 13 people. There were lists of the passengers families, and the way Peter Robinson (for whom Peter's Borough was named, got them settled. There are... More 

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Thank 102kwalsh
Lima
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71 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is a small museum but very well laid out and packed with interesting information and exhibits. Very friendly staff.

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Thank Diana M
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18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very interesting about the history of the area. Lots of artifacts dating back to 1800's. There is also a very interesting archive building with some interesting memorabillia. A must see for any history buffs. On the grounds is a picnic shelter. This property overlooks some of the city.

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Thank Betty H
Peterborough, Canada
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Thank maggie h
Eggerslack
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44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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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Thank Eggerslack
Peterborough
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 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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Thank gorgepook
Peterborough, Ontario
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6 reviews
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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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Thank Nancy H
Perth, Canada
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297 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 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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