Flag Fen

We’re open every day from 30th March to September, 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4pm).


Throughout the year, including the winter months we also offer guided tours and school visits.

For more information during the winter months, please call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663


The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough , PE6 7QJ

General Information: 01733 864468 (lines open April - September)


Email: flag.fen@vivacity.org



Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a unique ancient wooden monument. A kilometre long wooden causeway and platform are perfectly preserved in the wetland. 3300 years ago this was built and used by the Prehistoric fen people as a place of worship and ritual. 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks are buried under the ground along with many swords and personal items given as offerings to the watery fen.

Visit Flag Fen and you can:

  • See an uncovered section of the ritual causeway and the treasure it holds
  • Explore a reconstructed village from the Bronze Age
  • Discover what life was for our prehistoric ancestors


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Flag Fen can be accessed by bicycle and foot via the Green Wheel (approximately 5 miles or 1.5 hours from Peterborough Railway and Bus Station on foot and 45 minutes by bicycle).

Unfortunately, there is no bus route to Flag Fen. Taxis from the City Centre cost approximately £8 each way.

By car Flag Fen can be accessed from Junction 5 of the A1139 or via the B1040 from Whittlesey or Thorney, turning at the Dog in the Doublet Pub. Brown signs direct travellers from Peterborough but not from Whittlesey or Thorney. Please be aware that some satellite navigation systems have, in the past, sent visitors to the wrong address when using Flag Fen’s postcode. We recommend you check your directions against the map on this website.

You may find the following website helpful in planning your journey: Travel Choice

The site has toilets (nappy changing facility at both the museum and visitor centre), a shop selling a range of gifts and souvenirs, and a cafe with an inside eating area, outside veranda for the warmer weather and picnic areas. A small selection of books and toys are available in the visitor centre for children to use and look at.

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for visitor use - most paths on the site are accessible for push chairs too.

The Big Dig tent is open during school holidays for children up to the age of 12. For younger children there is an outdoor play are by the visitor centre.

Free car parking is available on site and reserved parking for coaches and people with disabilities.

Please click here to read a review of the site’s accessibility from Disabled Holiday Info.

As there is livestock on site, we are not able to allow any dogs except care dogs.

Please be aware that as this is an archaeological site, the ground is uneven and sensible footwear is recommended.

Opening hours

Flag Fen welcomes visitors throughout the summer months (April – September). We’re open every day 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4pm). In 2019, the first open day will be Sat 30 Mar and the last open day will be Sun 29 Sep.

Opening times may vary on bank holidays, please call 01733 864648 before travelling.

Please note that Flag Fen is open all year round for pre-booked guided tours (please see the 'Groups and guided tours' tab) and school visits at a charge

For enquiries regarding private tours or other queries about the site, please call Flag Fen reception on 01733 864 468

For enquiries regarding school visits or education please telephone our Heritage Education team on 01733 864 700 or see our learning page.

Admission prices

Adults £6
Students and Seniors £4
Families (2 adults, up to 3 children) £16
Special Admission Charges apply on event days  

Please note if you have a Blue Peter badge with a valid badge card, or are a member of Young Archaeologist Club , you can gain entry to Flag Fen for free with a full-paying adult. Admission prices vary on special event days. 

To gain a fuller understanding of the site and its story, we offer guided tours of Flag Fen for individuals or groups, subject to availability.

About the tours
Tours cover the history of the site, its discovery and some of the significant finds, as well as its wider importance in Bronze Age archaeology, especially in light of recent local finds at Must Farm.

Exclusive use
Groups can book to visit Flag Fen outside of its opening hours or during the closed season to have a guided tour. If you're looking for something a little special, we can also create bespoke events for groups, so please contact us to discuss your needs.

Booking tours
Please note that all tours require pre-booking in advance. Also, while there is no minimum number needed to book a guided tour, there is a minimum charge incurred.  Please contact us on (01733) 864663 or e-mail: flag.fen@vivacity.org for more details and to discuss your needs.

To ensure we are able to meet your requirements, we kindly ask that private tour enquiries are made at least 3 weeks in advance of the proposed visit. If you would like to visit within this timeframe, it would be best to contact us via phone on 01733 864 663 to enquire about short-term availability. 

Touring Flag Fen