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Peterborough Museum and Archives

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Address: Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East (Armour Hill), Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
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+1 705-743-5180
12:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 17:00

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great little museum

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Rickie D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 this small museum

Thank Rickie D
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Roadster8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

The museum boasts a permanent gallery that outlines the history of the city of Peterborough, and also has a special exhibit that is designed by students from Fleming's Museum program. The special exhibit is changed several times per year. Admission is by donation, and there is a lovely small gift shop right at the entrance as well.

Thank Janelle K
Peterborough, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

If you want a brief but thorough history lesson about peterborough, this is the place to. Pay by donation and get ready to explore.

Thank Larry F
Lindsay, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

This is not a stuffy, old museum. I guess I have that mindset from my childhood, but this venue certainly dispelled the notion. It is very professionally put together, and if you get a chance for the special tour of the storage area, you are in for a treat. The Hallowe'en exhibit was a bit gruesome, but extraordinary at the... More 

Thank debit7
Peterborough, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

It explains the history of Peterborough. The Irish settlers who came here. Also it tells the story of the Indians who were first here. The old pictures are great. Each year they also have a special exhibit like the AVRO ARROW, etc..

Thank 631akumal2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

My wife and I visited on a Saturday. We really liked the collections of artifacts. I especially liked looking at the old photos of downtown from the 1890s. Also some good artifacts explaining the older industries that once were the backbone of the economy.

Thank Neil B
Peterborough, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015

This museum shows maps of the early city and where the different immigrant groups settled. It has models of the bunks on the boats that brought the immigrants, bunks that sometimes held a family of 13 people. There were lists of the passengers families, and the way Peter Robinson (for whom Peter's Borough was named, got them settled. There are... More 

Thank 102kwalsh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

This is a small museum but very well laid out and packed with interesting information and exhibits. Very friendly staff.

Thank Diana M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

Very interesting about the history of the area. Lots of artifacts dating back to 1800's. There is also a very interesting archive building with some interesting memorabillia. A must see for any history buffs. On the grounds is a picnic shelter. This property overlooks some of the city.

Thank Betty H

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