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Peterborough Museum and Archives

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interesting place

We dropped in one summer afternoon. Lots of history of the area, fantastic pictures. I found out... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2018
The history of Peterborough was well done

We went to see the Monarch Butterfly Exhibit. I took my 7 and 4 year old grandchildren because... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Eve L
Peterborough, Canada
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Museum Drive at 300 Hunter St E, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
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Reviewed October 31, 2018

We dropped in one summer afternoon. Lots of history of the area, fantastic pictures. I found out what used to be where my subdivision and house were built. Great way to spend an hour or 2 with the spouse.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 21, 2018

We went to see the Monarch Butterfly Exhibit. I took my 7 and 4 year old grandchildren because they love insects. Kind of disappointing because it was just pictures.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Eve L
Reviewed July 15, 2018

Surprisingly, there is no admission fee to the museum but please feel free to make a donation at the end of your visit. Took my brother and his wife here recently. Very informative on the history of this great region. I learned about the topography...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Mandie G
Reviewed December 21, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Bill G
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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Courtyy
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Krism50
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank maryireland47
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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rickie D
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July 29, 2016|
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