Museums & Heritage

Peterborough, and the surrounding area, has a rich history and heritage which tells a fascinating story. Whether you call Peterborough home, live nearby, or are just visiting, you can explore it in lots of different ways.

Visit our historic sites and discover amazing artefacts, book onto a historically-themed tour, take in a talk, or get spooked on a ghost walk. Maybe even come along to, or take part in, the many heritage events the city hosts every year. There is something for everyone to enjoy! To find out what’s on, click here.

Vivacity’s museums & heritage service operates from three sites: the historic city centre Museum, the Bronze Age site Flag Fen, and the Medieval Longthorpe Tower.

Due to weather damage, the interiors of the roundhouses at Flag Fen are currently not open to the public. We apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please contact Flag Fen on 01733 864 468.

Flag Fen summer opening times

Flag Fen is now open for the summer months

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Guided walks and tours

If you like learning and walking, then you’ll love our guided walks and tours around the city centre.

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Museum collections

Discover the fascinating. Explore the incredible. Enjoy the monumental. You’ll find it all in our Museum collections.

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Peterborough Museum

You’re not going to believe the improvements we’ve made. Find out how you can see them here.

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