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Peterborough Museum and Archives

Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
+1 705-743-5180
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Wonderful community museum

Recently visited the Canada 150 exhibit. So interesting to see Peterborough's history on display. I... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
8677Nancy
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Peterborough, Canada
Worked on school project

Went to the museum for a school geography project. Didn't even really know that there was a museum... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Courtyy
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Peterborough, Canada
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Museum Drive at 300 Hunter Street East, Peterborough, Ontario K9J 6Y5, Canada
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Reviewed 17 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

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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 11 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 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...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.

Thank Roadster8
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...More

Thank Janelle K
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
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...More

Thank debit7
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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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
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