Peterborough Museum & Archives


MUSE International Fine Films - Winter-Spring 2014 Series


MUSE International Fine Films 

Passes for the Winter-Spring 2015 series are on sale now and can only be purchased through the Peterborough Memorial Centre's Box Office.

All film dates and titles are now confirmed for the Winter-Spring 2015 series.

Passes for both the 4 p.m. series and the 7 p.m. series are still available for purchase.

 Museum Membership Survey

Museum Membership Survey

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is considering implementing a new membership/rewards program.

Tell us what you think. Please take a moment to complete our survey.

Thank you.



Egypt - Gift of the Nile Promotional Image

Egypt: Gift of the Nile

In this exhibition, Explore this ancient civilization which lasted for thousands of years. 

Protected from foreign invasion by vast deserts and sustained by fertile soil along the river, the ancient Egyptians developed from a simple agricultural community into a sophisticated society.

On exhibition: September 28, 2014 to January 11, 2015.

 Warm Up to Your Museum

Warm Up to Your Museum

Drop in to the Museum on Sunday afternoons (1-4 p.m.) and enjoy plenty of fun and crafts at these popular free family days.  

Please note that there will be no 'Warm Up' program on Sunday, December 21 or 28, 2014.




Holiday Shopping at the Museum

Stop by anytime during regular Museum Hours to browse the giftshop.
Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon to 5 p.m.

Find beautiful seasonal items for the home, childrens books and toys, jewellery and more. There is something for everyone. Also available are giftcards that can be used towards the purchase of childrens' programs and archival services!

To see more of what's in store, visit the Giftshop page.


Museum Renewal - Until Fall, 2014

Museum Renewal

All collections have now been returned from temporary storage.  Work continues to get ready for our grand re-opening, which will take place in February.  The Archives will re-open to the public in March and plans are underway for a large public open house later this spring.

For project information and updates, visit the Museum Renewal page.


Hike Up the Hill


Hike Up the Hill

"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step." 

- Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher

Congratulations and thank you to the large numbers of visitors who have already hiked up the hill and received their button!

For your next visit to the Museum, consider leaving your car behind and Hike Up the Hill.  Anyone arriving at the Museum by foot will receive a commemorative button.

 Archives to Reopen Soon

Archives Re-opening Soon

Temporarily closed during construction as part of the Museum Renewal project, the Archives will re-open for appointments in March 2015.