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.

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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Latest News

Get closer to nature with Flag Fen’s Bronze Age BioBlitz!

Posted on 25 July 2014

Join us this summer for a family event looking at Flag Fen’s wonderful wildlife. Read More

Submit your Book Review for the Peterborough City Read!

Posted on 21 July 2014

The City Read aims to bring readers across the city together – across generations... Read More

Discover more about World War One at Peterborough Museum this summer

Posted on 18 July 2014

We have a series of special events for families at Peterborough Museum this summer, giv... Read More

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