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Peterborough Museum and Archives

Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill) | P.O. Box 143, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
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Ranked #11 of 30 Attractions in Peterborough
Type: History Museums
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Lindsay, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
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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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Peterborough, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

We are frequent visitors to the museum. It is very kid friendly. The Sunday afternoon crafts are simple but fun. The people who work/volunteer are very nice and enjoy interaction with the guests. Visits are by donation, so please donate, this is a great place for families to learn about Peterborough and its history.

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Lindsay, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

We had a very positive experience at this facility. The staff were simply amazing. Our suggestion is to take the walking tour and then ask questions of the staff. You will be surprised at their knowledge. Take your time! There is a lot of information available about the Peterborough area.

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Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It's not that there was something wrong in particular, it's just that it's more local rather than specialized exhibits. For me, having gone to the ROM for years and of course going through umpteen number of museums in Europe it just didn't have the same pizzzzaz - perhaps for grade school students it might be more enjoyable

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The museum is close to the much vaunted Lift Lock and pleasantly located within the attractive Memorial Park(good views) This attraction is affiliated to the Fleming University (archives)who occupy nice modern buildings adjacent. The museum charts the progress of Peterborough from early settlers (predominantly Irish) through to the installation of infrastructure viz; canal, railways and highways through to modern times... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

free admittance & parking; public transit available; very interesting exhibits; surprisingly larger area than expected; excellent historical photos.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Nice to see a museum geared toward our young folk. A lot of information about early Peterborough area but several exhibits of interest to children as well as an interactive area that made both child and parent happy!

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Toronto, Canada
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121 reviews 121 reviews
37 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Donation entry fee, my 10 year old son and I enjoyed a 1/2 hr visit of the museum which had many local artifacts from the 1600-1920's. The front desk person was very friendly and informative.

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