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.

Please note all three heritage sites will be closed on Friday 18 April.

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

Heritage sites closed on Good Friday

Posted on 17 April 2014

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Posted on 15 April 2014

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Experience life in Prehistoric Britain at Flag Fen

Posted on 11 April 2014

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