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The Priestgate Vaults are the historic cellars under Peterborough Museum, revealing 500 years of history from this building and the city.

The cellars have original features, including windows and walls from the Tudor house, the Georgian/Victorian wine cellar, coal cellar and a room that was used as an air raid shelter during World War II. Each of the rooms in the Vaults is related to a different period in the building’s history. They have been imaginatively restored to give visitors snap-shot in times.

As part of a guided tour pupils will explore these rooms and meet characters from the past who will tell their stories, brought to life using new technology and theatrical effects. In each room you will meet a character who would have used this space, brought to life as an apparition from the past…

Pupils can further explore the contexts and themes of these historical periods through additional workshops upstairs in the main museum with an activity from a range of different sessions.

Charges:

£45 per group of 15 pupils.

Additional activities may incur an additional charge.

To book email vivacityforschools@vivacity-peterborough.com or call 01733 864 700/706

 

Resource links:

If walls could talk teachers’ resource pack: https://www.vivacity-peterborough.com/media/3946/priestgate-vaults-teachers-pack.pdf