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Peterborough Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located on Priestgate , in a large building just a short walk from town centre. There is Free... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Brilliant if your looking for a free day out and some history.

Easily found with road signs. No entrance fee but donations welcomed. Friendly staff. Very good for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mexborough, United Kingdom
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Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthrall the whole family. With amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of...more
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Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Located on Priestgate , in a large building just a short walk from town centre. There is Free admission but donations can be made. Has a gift shop and coffee shop. There is a lift, to upper floor but if you want to see the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily found with road signs. No entrance fee but donations welcomed. Friendly staff. Very good for kids, lift also for pram and pushchairs. Nice little Cafe. lots of interactive stuff inside for kids and very interesting for adults too.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely interactive staff to share the experiences of the museum,enjoyed seeing the artefacts and the French items

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank goldengirl38
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Peterborough Museum is just on the outskirts of the town centre in a very impressive building. I started on the second floor and worked my way down. There are many fascinating exhibits in the museum including the Victorian operating theatre. It turns out the museum...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank therichastill
Reviewed March 12, 2019

A great local museum on the site of a Tudor house. It was built in 1816, and was the grandest house in Peterborough. In 1857 it became the Peterborough Infirmary, and enlarged in 1897 and 1902. In 1928 the hospital moved out, and soon after...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank wanderer165
Reviewed March 1, 2019

Nice size museum and art gallery. Some really interesting exhibits and at the time of writing a fabulous art exhibition. Café is very limited.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed February 22, 2019

Fascinating place with quite a lot of interesting exhibits,especially the napoleonic prison camp area,victorian operating theatre.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ladyjane_10
Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

What a fantastic experience! We booked for a private tour of the Vaults one evening after hours and had such a good time. It was informative, interesting and a bit spooky. The guide was brilliant and the staff at the museum were so helpful, particularly...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Pickle-Dynion
Reviewed February 13, 2019

I popped in here whilst waiting for my car to be serviced, I wasn't expecting much as I had not heard many people talking about here. But I was certainly in for a surprise. As soon as I walked in the staff greeted me and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
2  Thank smallbk
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I was amazed how good this museum is , small but very good for young children with lots of interactive things to do . It is well worth a visit will return with my grandchildren next time. Good coffee shop. Free entry

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank ispoons
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Response from Vivacity P | Property representative |
Hello, the museum is completely free to explore, including the Roman exhibition, apart from special event days where there is a small fee for the initial entry to the building.