Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Museum, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

Call 01733 864 663


Explore Peterborough Museum

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.

Permanent Exhibitions

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!

Reminiscence Boxes

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 for care home organisations only - they are not suitable for school use.


Peterborough's most haunted building..?

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.