Peterborough Museum Overview

One of the oldest structures in the city, Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery which is filled with thousands of historic stories. For more than 70 years, the Georgian mansion has been used as a museum consisting of eight permanent galleries that showcase interesting cultural and historical artefacts.

It is impossible to miss visiting the Peterborough Museum, which features wall paintings from the 14th century and monastic institutions dating back to 654 AD. Enjoying an afternoon while witnessing over 200,000 items is undoubtedly one of the best tourist attractions in Peterborough. There is no doubt that the mesum is filled with some of the amazing items which can be enjoyed by all the age groups. You can also learn about the history of the city through artefacts like the history of surgery, 150 million years old fossils of giant creatures, etc. 

In 1816, Thomas Cooke, the local magistrate, built a private house and not as a museum. After that Fitzwilliam bought the property in 1856 so that it could be used as a hospital. The Peterborough Natural History, Scientific and Archaeological Society acquired it in 1931 from Sir Percy Stewart. In 1939, a gallery space was added to the house to display art and a museum of Peterborough's history was created.

Location: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF

Timing: Monday - Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm

  Sunday - 12 to 4 pm

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• The museum has a great collection of historic artefacts and thousands of stories, with almost 200000 items present in it.
• Meet the creatures that swam in our prehistoric seas more than 150 million years ago and learn more about the fossilised remains of Jurassic sea-monsters.
• Find out more about the world's first prisoner of war camp, built during the Napoleonic Wars 200 years ago. See the incredibly intricate items that were made by French prisoners inside one of the cells.
• Among the sights are the country's oldest murder victim, Roman and Saxon artifacts, a Victorian cottage, and a look inside today's Peterborough companies.

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10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
Normal Timings:
12:00 PM to 04:00 PM

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