Booking Information and Charges

Booking Information and Charges

All schools and education organisations must book in advance, even for self-led visits.

Self-led visits to Peterborough Museum are free, but restricted to 30 children.

Call 01733 864 663 / 700

Contact us to book a school visit to Peterborough Museum, Flag Fen or Longthorpe Tower

How to Book

Please email or call the Learning Team on 01733 864 700 / 706.

Please have a few suitable dates at the ready as we can not always accommodate your first choice.

When the date and the type of activity has been agreed, a booking form and risk assessment is emailed to you. The booking form will contain the timetable for your day. You will be asked to complete the form and then to email it back to us – this acts as a confirmation.

All throughout the process, you are are encouraged to contact us with queries. We also welcome free pre-visits.

Other useful information:

Please bear in mind our maximum numbers:
Peterborough Museum: approx. 90 pupils 
Flag Fen: 90 pupils
Longthorpe Tower: 35 pupils

For full day visits, activities start from 10 am unless otherwise agreed.

Activities usually finish at 2:15 pm.

We are very flexible though, so please discuss with us about times that will suit you – if it is logistically possible, then we can adjust timings to suit.

Charges (per class or group of up to 35 pupils)

Peterborough Museum

Session Cost
Introductory Handling Sessions (approx. 20 mins)


1 hour museum-led activities (handling, gallery, craft, city tours, Living History Sessions)


Minimum charge for 25 or less pupils: £75 

Half day visit (2 museum-led activities)


Minimum charge: £120

Full day visit (3 / 4 activities including lunch room)


Minimum charge: £180

Living History full day visit (Really Roman Day / Edith Cavell & other Past Lives / Victorians: Medicine & Marvel / including lunch room)

£200 (£210 from April 2018) 

Minimum charge: £180 (£190 from April 2018)

Pre-school storytelling sessions with craft (1 1/2 hours) 


Minimum charge: £75

 Lunch room £15 per group
Museum outreach (from assemblies to full day) from £90 - £320 plus travelling expenses at 45 pence per mile
Loan boxes £40 per week – pick up and drop back at the museum. (penalty for late return: additional £40)

Flag Fen Archaeological Park

Session Cost
Educational guided tour of the site
(1 – 2 hours)
Minimum charge for 25 or less pupils: £90 
Full day visit
(4 museum-led activities)

£220 (£230 from April 2018) per group of up to 35 pupils.

Minimum charge: £180

Includes pre-visit, admission charge and supporting adults  1:6 adults free

Longthorpe Tower

Session Cost
Educational guided tour of the tower
(1 hour)
Minimum charge for 25 or less pupils: £90  
Half day visit
(2 activities)


Minimum charge: £120

Includes admission charge.   1:6 adults free