Visiting the Museum

Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate and enthral the whole family. With amazing objects and interactive displays for all ages, the collections comprise over 200,000 items of great national and international importance.

How to find us

Peterborough Museum

There are several car parks located close to Peterborough Museum, including at Peterborough Railway Station, Queensgate Shopping Centre and Car Haven near to the Town Hall.

Opening times


The Museum will be closed on the following days:

Sunday 25 December

Monday 26 December

Tuesday 27 December

Sunday 1 January 2017

We will reopen on Monday 2 January

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Open Mondays (only during school holidays and Bank Holidays), 10am – 5pm (last admission 4.30pm)
Open Mondays (School terms) for pre-booked groups only.

Closures over holiday periods vary, please contact the musuem for more information.

Admission prices

  • General admission is FREE.
  • Admission on special event days: Admission prices vary depending on event.

Groups and guided tours

Get a fuller understanding of the site and its story from one of our experienced guides. Group tours of the site can be booked throughout the year by prior arrangement. Please contact us for more details and bookings, call 01733 864 663 or email
Independent group visits are welcomed but restricted to a maximum of 32 people (for independent school visits: 32 plus supporting staff).

Get involved!

Got a few hours to spare? Ever wondered what it would be like to volunteer at a heritage site? There are a whole number of ways you can get involved by becoming part of our fantastic team of volunteers. To find out more please email

Contact us

For further information, call 01733 864 663 or email

Museum Garden

Tucked behind the museum is a beautiful tranquil garden- now lovingly restored to reflect the site's fascinating 450 year history, and perfect for a sunny day. The garden includes a raised bed for a World War Two victory garden, four wooden planters for medicinal herbs reflecting different eras of the building's life, a wildlife garden and seating.

The museum garden is open to the public every Saturday from April to September and access is by the gate in Trinity Street which runs along the side of the museum.

Heritage Venues

Peterborough Museum

Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

General Information: 01733 864663

Squire's Coffee House

Whether you’re visiting the museum or just fancy a break, Squire’s Coffee House is the place to visit.

Flag Fen

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough , PE6 7QJ

General Information: 01733 864468

Longthorpe Tower

Thorpe Road, Longthorpe, Peterborough, PE3 6LU

General Information: 01733 864663

Priestgate Vaults

Priestgate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 1LF

For more information on this or any other event please call 01733 864663 or you can email

Temporary Exhibition Gallery

Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

General Information: 01733 864663