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. Explore our new attraction at the Museum, the Priestgate Vaults. 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

Crucial Work to Restore Original Flags at Flag Fen Finally Underway

Posted on 1 April 2016

Vivacity is pleased to announce that, over 30 years since the initial Bronze Age disco... Read More

Perkins’ 3 year support for the Heritage Festival

Posted on 27 February 2015

The Peterborough Heritage Festival is set to receive support from Perkins as part of a... Read More

Uncover Peterborough's Georgian Story

Posted on 3 December 2014

Do you want to discover a different side to Peterborough? Read More

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