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Peterborough Museum

Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF, England
+44 1733 864663
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Candlelight tour

Just got back from my 2nd tour and I would highly recommend a visit. The tour guide (mark) was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen P
via mobile
Operating Theatre and Museum all rolled into one.

Operating Theatres had to be near the top of an hospital building to benefit from the sunlight in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
davidpatrickwalton
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Priestgate, Peterborough PE1 1LF, England
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+44 1733 864663
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"operating theatre"
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"norman cross"
in 17 reviews
"napoleonic wars"
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"local history"
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"interesting exhibits"
in 8 reviews
"operating room"
in 5 reviews
"pow camp"
in 5 reviews
"ghost walk"
in 9 reviews
"ice age"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 21 reviews
"nice coffee shop"
in 5 reviews
"free entry"
in 9 reviews
"all ages"
in 15 reviews
"lovely cafe"
in 5 reviews
"hidden away"
in 4 reviews
"lovely building"
in 6 reviews
"school holidays"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just got back from my 2nd tour and I would highly recommend a visit. The tour guide (mark) was absolutely fantastic and bursting with knowledge.

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Operating Theatres had to be near the top of an hospital building to benefit from the sunlight in the days before electric lighting. Good museum worth seeking out if you are in peterborough for the day.

1  Thank davidpatrickwalton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is housed in an impressive period building. Entrance is free. There are various exhibitions, we particularly enjoyed the history of Peterborough. There is some very good material about the cities expansion in the 1960s and 70s. We also very much enjoyed the very...More

Thank LauraDaveJames
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We have visited many times....and they put on different exhibits throughout the year...it has a bloodcurdling old operating theatre...thank goodness for today's medical knowledge..and there is loads of local history....there is a nice cafe to relax in after filling your brain with info....there is no...More

Thank Belinda B
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

My son refers to this place as "dinosaur museum" which gives you a clue as to his favourite part. Mine too in fact - I never realised this part of the world had so much prehistory!

1  Thank _seiunchin
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

Lots of info about Peterborough and its history from dinosaurs and ice age through iron age, Romans, Vikings to WW1 as well as a gruesome Victorian operating theatre.

Thank Laura S
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This is a very good museum and well worth a visit. A great deal of thought and planning has gone into every level and all the themed rooms are well presented and tell a good story. I particularly enjoyed reading the house history information points...More

Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

So I’ve lived in Peterborough most of my life and never been to this museum. However this bank holiday the weather was terrible so me and my partner struggled with things to do. We decided to go check the museum out, and I must say...More

Thank Kara-Louise C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Really interesting. A Victorian surgery theatre, one of the first prisoner of war camps and lots of letters of thanks from soldiers from the war where they had rest in the tea rooms and rest area here. There is not cost but they rely on...More

Thank AlisonBedford
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Free museum right in the city centre. It is not huge, you can visit everything in less than two hours but it is very interesting. It describes the history of Peterborough from the prehistoric times when Peterborough was actually unders 50 meters of water (and...More

Thank Jenika I
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Loubilouandjustin
11 July 2017|
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Response from Vivacity P | Property representative |
Hello, the museum is completely free to explore, including the Roman exhibition, apart from special event days where there is a small fee for the initial entry to the building.
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