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Peterborough Museum and Archives

Museum Drive at 300 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L8, Canada
+1 705-743-5180
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Do not miss this museum!

I love this place, and not just because I'm near it for school everyday. The staff is friendly and... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2017
Mandie G
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Fantastic

It is definitely worth the time The exibits and their displays are very interesting. The staff... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2017
Bill G
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Peterborough, Canada
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Museum Drive at 300 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L8, Canada
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Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

I love this place, and not just because I'm near it for school everyday. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Peterborough and area, the exhibit space is nicely designed, and the gift shop is fantastic for holiday shopping. The temporary space changes quote...More

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

It is definitely worth the time The exibits and their displays are very interesting. The staff are very knowledgeable

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Reviewed August 16, 2017

Recently visited the Canada 150 exhibit. So interesting to see Peterborough's history on display. I learned so much and have lived here all my life. My grandson who just turned 3 enjoyed carrying his ``bear backpack` and many children`s activities in the permanent galleries. We...More

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Reviewed August 14, 2017

Went to the museum for a school geography project. Didn't even really know that there was a museum here, it is very informative and pretty interesting.

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

As small places go, Peterborough with a population of approximately 80,000 is not a bad place to visit for a short time. If you have a couple of hours, a place to visit would be the Peterborough Museum and Archives not far from the downtown...More

Thank Kris M
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Our family went to this place and we learnt a lot about the Lift Lock. We learnt when the lift Lock was built and we really enjoyed watching the short film.

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Reviewed September 18, 2016

Was here last week and what a great surprise so much in this small museum They have a permanent gallery which is very interesting and a special exhibit When I was there it was about ship wrecks from Lake Superior Worth a trip to see...More

Thank Rickie D
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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting small town museum packed with a good collection of exhibits about the town history. Fascinating look at how the town grew to today. Can easily spend a couple hours if you read the exhibits. Recommended.

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Reviewed August 19, 2016

The museum boasts a permanent gallery that outlines the history of the city of Peterborough, and also has a special exhibit that is designed by students from Fleming's Museum program. The special exhibit is changed several times per year. Admission is by donation, and there...More

Thank Janelle K
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Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

If you want a brief but thorough history lesson about peterborough, this is the place to. Pay by donation and get ready to explore.

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Response from Larry F | Reviewed this property |
By donation only! We toss around ten bucks in. You can breeze through the building in around twenty minutes
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