Peterborough Museum and Archives, Peterborough

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
Located within Ashburnham Memorial park, atop 'Armour Hill', the Peterborough Museum & Archives is just steps away from the world famous Peterborough Lift Lock and the Trent-Severn waterway.

Admission to the Museum is by donation. Access to the Archives is available by appointment. We provide barrier-free access, free parking, and picnic facilities in the Heritage Pavilion.
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  • We spent an hour & a half there & probably could have spent longer but we had a lunch reservation. It is perfect for kids as there were many activities for them to try  more »
  • This is a great place to visit. I wasn't sure what to expect here, but it was really interesting and there were some cool hands-on activities for kids. There is also a nice playground outside...  more »
  • Loved it. We had heard about the fossils exhibit and decided that this would be a good time to see the museum as well. It's small and intimate and a great way to learn about local history. The fossils exhibit would have been better had the fauna depicted been local but what can you do if Peterborough paleontology is not as robust. The climate change message was loud and clear being careful not to draw conclusions.
  • We love this little museum. It's perfect for taking our toddler and playing for 45 mins or so. Peterborough is fortunate to have this museum!

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