"The educational programmes utilise the rich heritage to great effect, securing outstanding teaching and learning throughout the many highly relevant and varied programmes offered." Sandford Award Judge 2018
See our award-winning programme below. Can't see what you're looking for? We are happy to adapt sessions to suit specific needs.
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EY & KS1
Under the Jurassic sea
Be a Palaeontologist as you handle and explore real fossils.
Edith Cavell & other past lives
Visit Peterborough Infirmary as trainee nurses in 1911. Today we have a special visitor...
Toys from the past
See how toys have changed over time. Explore everyday materials through enquiry and play.
A Very Victorian Christmas
Travel back to 1840, compare rich and poor lives and help the Cooke household with Christmas preparations!
Homes in the past
Compare then and now through role-play, storytelling and our original Victorian kitchen. Get ready for the tiger who is coming for tea!
Evidence of evolution
Study a range of fossils and replica hominin skulls on a journey of enquiry. Meet Mary Anning as part of your day too!
A Really Roman Day
Step back 2,000 years and experience the impact and 'Romanisation' and what happened locally first hand.
Monks, monarchs & medicine
Find out about Tudor Peterborough on this dual-site visit with Peterborough Cathedral.
Crime and punishment
You've committed a Georgian crime... Local magistrate Thomas Alderson Cooke will decide your punishment!
Victorian medicine & marvel
Visit Peterborough Infirmary as a patient with a Victorian aliment in 1901. Meet the doctor ... Feeling better?
WWII: 10 May 1941
Study the Home Front during WWII and its impact on the locality as we take you back to the 'hardest night' of the Blitz.
Story of Peterborough
Be time detectives as you analyse objects and uncover clues from Peterborough's past.
Play and pastimes
Explore our wonderful collection to discover how families spent their leisure time in the past.
A Very Victorian Christmas
Travel back to 1840. The Cooke household are preparing for Christmas...
Medicine through time
Support the learning in this British and social history theme in our original Victorian operating theatre.
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Take a guided ghostly tour behind the scenes of this 'most haunted building in Peterborough. Inspire writing, film making... if you dare!
Or book a ghost tour for you and your colleagues!
Why not try...
We've linked our collection and galleries with some well known stories.
History in an hour
Only have time for a short visit? Why not take a bite out of our local history...
Themed guided city tours
Guided tours are suitable and adaptable for all key stages, historical periods and topics.
Tours last approximately 45 minutes and can be matched to a museum-led activity as well.
The following resources support and complement our museum-led activities.
We have a set of 4 rock boxes with ideas on how they can be used in the classroom.
£40 per week.
Jurassic on-line resource
Discover more about Jurassic Peterborough at our Leedsichthys website.
Really Roman resource pack
All about our local Roman town Durobrivae. A loan box set is also available, inclusive only to a visit for schools within Peterborough.
If walls could talk... resource pack
Discover more about the stories of the museum's cellar...
Peterborough & The Great War
A fantastic resource to complement studies of The Great War.
Peterborough and the Great War Teachers' Resource Pack
A KS2-4 resource that links a WWI primary source, its related digital website (see above) and the history curriculum.
Study the usefulness of this primary source through themes and related activities.
Food during WWI
Why did public attitude towards food change?
Women during WWI
How did women contribute to the war effort?
Prisoners of war
What does this source tell you about one POW's experience?
In which ways did people meet each other?
What was the role of the railway?
Friendship and family
What was Stanley's 5 minutes of fame?
Animals during WWI
Why were animals used in The Great War?
Further links and information
Get up close to the visitors' books with a visit to Peterborough Archives Service and/or additional activities at Peterborough Museum.