Peterborough Museum & Archives


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.  


MUSE International Fine Films - Winter-Spring 2014 Series


MUSE International Fine Films 

The Fall 2014 series is now finished.

Passes for the Winter 2015 series go on sale on Monday, December 8 (9:30 a.m.) and can only be purchased through the Peterborough Memorial Centre's Box Office.

Museum staff are currently making their selections for the next series, so watch the MUSE page soon for more details.


Museum Renewal - Until Fall, 2014

Museum Renewal - Phase 5

The Museum Renewal project has completed Phase 4.  All collections are currently being returned from secure, climate-controlled temporary storage.

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


PA Day Camps


P.A. Day Camps at the Museum

Kids (ages 4-6 or ages 7-11) can now register for P.A. Day camps, to be held each elementary school P.A. Day.  Following the model of the successful Summer Discovery and Kinderkidz programs, kids will enjoy first-rate museum programming that's fun, creative and educational. ($15 per half day; $30 per full day).

Led by popular instructors, Cheri Patrick (ages 4-6) and Tyler Heffernan (ages 7-11).


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 early in the new year.