Young Explorers

At Peterborough Museum

Every first Thursday of each month during term time

For Sale

£3 per child, babies free

Calling all Young Explorers – bring your parents, carers or grandparents for a fun morning! See how a different museum object and a different gallery can be explored through story, rhythm, rhyme and craft. Young Explorers is great for developing early literacy skills, social skills, creativity and enquiry.

Join us every first Thursday of each month during school term time for a special Young Explorers toddler session, from 10am–11.30am and 1pm-2.30pm. £3 per participating child (2-5 years).


Thursday 5th March 2015

Handle real local Roman roof tiles that are 2,000 years old in our Roman gallery. Enjoy the story ‘The 3 Little Pigs’ and then make your own house – what will you decorate your house with?

Spring Cleaning!

Thursday 7th May 2015

Dress up in replica historical clothing and then give them a good wash in a Victorian washing dolly. As they dry, enjoy listening to the story, ‘Mrs Mopple’s Washing Line’.
Then make a magnetic washing line game to take home.

Owl Babies!

Thursday 4th June 2015

Get up close to a real Barn Owl (taxidermy) and then enjoy the story ‘Owl Babies’ in our Wildlife Gallery. Then make an owl mask or crown before flying home!


Thursday 2nd July 2015

Handle real shells of different shape and sizes in our Changing Landscapes Gallery and enjoy the story ‘Sharing a Shell’. Then make a porthole sea picture to hang on your wall at home.

Additional toddler sessions can be arranged for pre-school playgroups. Booking is essential because places are restricted. To book, call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864 663 or email

Extend your stay with more interactive play in all of our galleries, with a lunchbox in Squire’s Coffee House or a further explore with the Chatter Trail.

Young Explorers Performances

Thu 5 Feb 10:00am £3 (babies free) Cancelled
Thu 5 Feb 1:00pm £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 5 Mar 10:00am £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 5 Mar 1:00pm £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 7 May 10:00am £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 7 May 1:00pm £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 4 Jun 10:00am £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 4 Jun 1:00pm £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 2 Jul 10:00am £3 (babies free) For Sale
Thu 2 Jul 1:00pm £3 (babies free) For Sale

Peterborough Museum

  • Priestgate, Peterborough, PE1 1LF
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