Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
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History Of The Museum
Peterborough Museum is situated on Priestgate in the City Centre. This street dates back to the twelfth century when the current town plan was set down by the monks of Peterborough Abbey.
Our £3.2 million refurbishment has allowed us to transform many of our displays and make them much more interactive and family friendly. The changes have allowed us to bring out many more items from the collection not previously on display – some 20% more than before!
Exhibit with us
Does your community group wish to put on a display at Peterborough Museum?
Hire a Touring Exhibition
Peterborough Museum Touring Exhibitions proudly presents a number of touring exhibitions for hire!
We have an ever expanding range of touring exhibitions on offer here at Peterborough Museum. Please check back regularly to see what we have on offer!
Do you remember the clothes you wore to your first dance?
The music you danced to? The smell of carbolic soap?
Or high tea on a Sunday afternoon?
Borrow a reminiscence box to bring back old times.
Please note that these boxes are not suitable for school use.
Museum Spooky Stuff
Peterborough Museum doesn’t just tell the fascinating story of the city’s history, it is also the city’s most haunted building.
In fact, there are no less than eight different ghosts said to haunt the building’s many rooms and corridors.
Treasures - the exhibition
Bringing together treasures from Peterborough, usually on display in institutions such as The British Museum and V&A. Now they are displayed in their home city together for the first time ever.
Treasured People and Possessions - The Exhibition
In 2018, Peterborough celebrated 900 years with Vivacity’s ‘Treasures’ exhibition at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. Precious objects from Peterborough’s past were shown together in the city for the first time.
In 2019, Vivacity’s new ‘Treasured People and Possessions’ exhibition celebrates our present and future. It features photos, treasured objects and the true stories of the people and communities behind them.