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

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2016
Larry F
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Peterborough, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 is a lovely small gift shop right at the entrance as well.

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Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 stars 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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Thank Larry F
Lindsay, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is not a stuffy, old museum. I guess I have that mindset from my childhood, but this venue certainly dispelled the notion. It is very professionally put together, and if you get a chance for the special tour of the storage area, you are in for a treat. The Hallowe'en exhibit was a bit gruesome, but extraordinary at the... More 

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Thank debit7
Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

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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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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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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Lima
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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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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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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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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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