Flag Fen

Flag Fen is closed to the public during the winter months but reopens again late March.

We do however throughout the year we offer guided tours (please see the 'Groups and guided tours' tab) and school visits (please telephone our Education team on 01733 864 700)

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough , PE6 7QJ

General Information: 01733 864468

Email: flag.fen@vivacity-peterborough.com

 

 

Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a unique ancient wooden monument. A kilometre long wooden causeway and platform are perfectly preserved in the wetland. 3300 years ago this was built and used by the Prehistoric fen people as a place of worship and ritual. 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks are buried under the ground along with many swords and personal items given as offerings to the watery fen.

Visit Flag Fen and you can:

  • See an uncovered section of the ritual causeway and the treasure it holds
  • Explore a reconstructed village from the Bronze Age
  • Discover what life was for our prehistoric ancestors

Flag Fen can be accessed by bicycle and foot via the Green Wheel (approximately 5 miles or 1.5 hours from Peterborough Railway and Bus Station on foot and 45 minutes by bicycle).

Unfortunately, there is no bus route to Flag Fen. Taxis from the City Centre cost approximately £8 each way.

By car Flag Fen can be accessed from Junction 5 of the A1139 or via the B1040 from Whittlesey or Thorney, turning at the Dog in the Doublet Pub. Brown signs direct travellers from Peterborough but not from Whittlesey or Thorney. Please be aware that some satellite navigation systems have, in the past, sent visitors to the wrong address when using Flag Fen’s postcode. We recommend you check your directions against the map on this website.

You may find the following website helpful in planning your journey: Travel Choice

The site has toilets, a shop selling a range of gifts and souvenirs, and a cafe with an inside eating area, outside veranda and picnic areas.

Mobility scooters and wheelchairs are available for visitor use.

Free car parking is available on site and reserved parking for coaches and people with disabilities.

Please click here to read a review of the site’s accessibility from Disabled Holiday Info.

As there is livestock on site, we are not able to allow any dogs except care dogs.

Please be aware that as this is an archaeological site, the ground is uneven and sensible footwear is recommended.

Opening hours

Flag Fen welcomes visitors through the summer months (26 March – 30 September 2016). We’re open every day 10am – 5pm (last entry at 4pm).

Please note that Flag Fen is open all year round for guided tours (please see the 'Groups and guided tours' tab) and school visits (please telephone our Education team on 01733 864 700 and see our learning page).

Admission prices

  • General Admission Charges: Adults £6, Children, Students and Seniors £4, Families (2 adults, up to 3 children) £16
  • Special Admission Charges apply on event days.

Please note if you have a Blue Peter badge with a valid badge card, or are a member of Young Archaeologist Club , you can gain entry to Flag Fen for free with a full-paying adult.

To gain a fuller understanding of the site and its story, we offer guided tours of Flag Fen for individuals or groups, subject to availability.

About the tours
Tours cover the history of the site, its discovery and some of the significant finds, as well as its wider importance in Bronze Age archaeology, especially in light of recent local finds at Must Farm.

Exclusive use
Groups can book to visit Flag Fen outside of its opening hours or during the closed season to have a guided tour. If you're looking for something a little special, we can also create bespoke events for groups, so please contact us to discuss your needs.

Booking tours
Please contact us on (01733) 864663 or e-mail: flag.fen@vivacity-peterborough.com for more details and to discuss your needs.

Please note that while there is no minimum number needed to book a guided tour, there is a minimum charge. To ensure we are able to meet your requirements, please try to book with us as far in advance as possible.

Touring Flag Fen