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Address: Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill) | P.O. Box 143, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
Phone Number: 705.743.5180
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2015
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Peterborough, Ontario
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Peterborough, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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30 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Bailieboro
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
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14 helpful votes 14 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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