What's On: Museums & Heritage

Crime & Punishment Walks

Crime & Punishment Walks

20th August - 17th March

Peterborough Museum

Execution spots, prisons and plenty of grisly details!

Historic Peterborough Tour

Historic Peterborough Tour

22nd August - 26th March

Peterborough Museum

Your essential introduction to Peterborough's past!

Inns & Taverns Tour

Inns & Taverns Tour

3rd September - 3rd March

Peterborough Museum

Discover the many fascinating stories behind Peterborough's historic pubs...

Adventure Hunter Parties

Adventure Hunter Parties

20th November - 30th November

Peterborough Museum

Hire Peterborough Museum for your next children's party

The Priestgate Vaults

The Priestgate Vaults

4th December - 23rd December

Dare you enter the Priestgate Vaults?

‘Pride, Prejudice and Peterborough'

‘Pride, Prejudice and Peterborough'

19th December - 22nd May

Peterborough Museum

An exhibition looking at the city in the Georgian Age

Georgian Family Tea Party

Georgian Family Tea Party

23rd January - 7th May

Peterborough Museum

Put a spring in your Saturdays...

What did the Georgians ever do for us?

What did the Georgians ever do for us?

28th January - 3rd March

Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Museum 7:30pm Tickets £5 adults, £4 concessions The First Four Georges Speaker: Don Chiswell 28 January, 7:30pm The influence of the monarchy was paramount in many respects during the 116 years of...

The Prison at Norman Cross: The Lost Town of Huntingdonshire

The Prison at Norman Cross: The Lost Town of Huntingdonshire

11th February

Peterborough Museum

Speaker: Paul Chamberlain Thursday 11th February 2016, 7:30pm Peterborough Museum £5 Adults, £4 Concessions 200 years ago Peterborough had a population of 3,500, but five miles to the west was a vibrant community...

The Big Jurassic Fish Hunt

The Big Jurassic Fish Hunt

15th February - 19th February

Peterborough Museum

Join us for a Fabulous, Fun-Filled, Family Friendly, Fossil Fish February Dr ‘Jurassic’ Jeff has discovered a gigantic Jurassic fossil deep in the soils around Peterborough but it’s so big he can’t...

In the Shadow of the Noose: Crime & Punishment in Georgian England

In the Shadow of the Noose: Crime & Punishment in Georgian England

18th February

Peterborough Museum

Speaker: Stuart Orme Thursday 18th February 2016, 7:30pm Peterborough Museum £5 Adults, £4 Concessions Crime in the Georgian period has a romantic image – dashing highwaymen and stories of derring-do. But what...

Georgian Splendour to Regency Elegance: Changing Fashions in the Time of Jane Austen

Georgian Splendour to Regency Elegance: Changing Fashions in the Time of Jane Austen

25th February

Peterborough Museum

Speaker: Izabela Pitcher Thursday 25th February 2016, 7:30pm Peterborough Museum £5 Adults, £4 Concessions Delicate lace and extravagant wigs – Georgian fashion could be sumptuous! Discover how the dress styles,...

Calligraphy Workshop with Christine Robinson

Calligraphy Workshop with Christine Robinson

27th February

Peterborough Museum

Discover the fundamental principles of calligraphy. Learn the foundational script using a dip pen and ink, and explore how to construct letters through demonstrations and individual practice. With personalised support,...

‘Capability’ Brown and the Gift of Landscape

‘Capability’ Brown and the Gift of Landscape

3rd March

Peterborough Museum

Speaker: Steffie Shields Thursday 3rd March 2016, 7:30pm Peterborough Museum £5 Adults, £4 Concessions 2016 marks 300 years since the birth of ‘Capability’ Brown. Discover the life and work of this...

Celtic Dyeing with Chris Carr

Celtic Dyeing with Chris Carr

12th March

Flag Fen

Discover how plants can be used to make a rainbow of colours in our reconstructed Bronze Age Roundhouse! After an introduction to natural dyes and their history, you can make a spectrum of colours to dye linen and...

Bronze Sword Casting with Dave Chapman

Bronze Sword Casting with Dave Chapman

19th March

Flag Fen

Expert bronze forger Dave Chapman returns to Flag Fen to offer this opportunity to make and take home your own bronze sword. Set amongst the atmospheric surroundings of roundhouses and fenland, the workshop will...

Time Travellers returns!

Time Travellers returns!

29th March - 7th April

Peterborough Museum

In the return of last year’s hugely popular Time Travellers!, join us this Easter for a workshop with a difference! Try your hand at making witch bottles to ward off evil like the Stuarts, recreate Georgian healing...

Georgian Peterborough Walk

Georgian Peterborough Walk

3rd April

Peterborough Museum

Uncover Peterborough's Georgian Story

Pride, Prejudice & Priestgate Mansion

Pride, Prejudice & Priestgate Mansion

17th April

Peterborough Museum

This year marks the 200th anniversary of the building which now houses Peterborough Museum. To celebrate we’re returning it to its heyday as a Georgian mansion for one day only! From Regency dance demonstrations, to...

Caring for Costume

Caring for Costume

23rd April

Peterborough Museum

As part of the Pride, Prejudice & Peterborough exhibition, fine examples of Georgian costume from the Museum’s collection will be showcased. This exciting new workshop offers a unique chance to get closer to the...