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Peterborough Museum and Archives

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The history of Peterborough was well done

We went to see the Monarch Butterfly Exhibit. I took my 7 and 4 year old grandchildren because... read more

Reviewed 21 August 2018
Peterborough, Canada
Good history of the Peterborough area

Surprisingly, there is no admission fee to the museum but please feel free to make a donation at... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Peterborough, Canada
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Museum Drive at 300 Hunter St W, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2L8, Canada
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Reviewed 21 August 2018

We went to see the Monarch Butterfly Exhibit. I took my 7 and 4 year old grandchildren because they love insects. Kind of disappointing because it was just pictures.

Thank Eve449
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Surprisingly, there is no admission fee to the museum but please feel free to make a donation at the end of your visit. Took my brother and his wife here recently. Very informative on the history of this great region. I learned about the topography...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

I love this place, and not just because I'm near it for school everyday. The staff is friendly and extremely knowledgeable about Peterborough and area, the exhibit space is nicely designed, and the gift shop is fantastic for holiday shopping. The temporary space changes quote...More

Thank Mandie G
Reviewed 22 December 2017

It is definitely worth the time The exibits and their displays are very interesting. The staff are very knowledgeable

Thank Bill G
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Recently visited the Canada 150 exhibit. So interesting to see Peterborough's history on display. I learned so much and have lived here all my life. My grandson who just turned 3 enjoyed carrying his ``bear backpack` and many children`s activities in the permanent galleries. We...More

Thank 8677Nancy
Reviewed 14 August 2017

Went to the museum for a school geography project. Didn't even really know that there was a museum here, it is very informative and pretty interesting.

Thank Courtyy
Reviewed 2 August 2017

As small places go, Peterborough with a population of approximately 80,000 is not a bad place to visit for a short time. If you have a couple of hours, a place to visit would be the Peterborough Museum and Archives not far from the downtown...More

Thank Kris M
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our family went to this place and we learnt a lot about the Lift Lock. We learnt when the lift Lock was built and we really enjoyed watching the short film.

Thank maryireland47
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Was here last week and what a great surprise so much in this small museum They have a permanent gallery which is very interesting and a special exhibit When I was there it was about ship wrecks from Lake Superior Worth a trip to see...More

Thank Rickie D
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This is an interesting small town museum packed with a good collection of exhibits about the town history. Fascinating look at how the town grew to today. Can easily spend a couple hours if you read the exhibits. Recommended.

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29 July 2016|
Response from Larry F | Reviewed this property |
By donation only! We toss around ten bucks in. You can breeze through the building in around twenty minutes