Peterborough Museum & Archives

 Freemasonry Exhibit - Promo

Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight

An exhibit to promote the knowledge, appreciation and understanding of Masonic history, and Freemasonry's influence upon our society today.

On exhibit: June 15 to September 21, 2014

 Driftwood Theatre Presents The Tempest August 3

Shakespeare's "The Tempest"

Driftwood Theatre is celebrating 20 years of bringing outdoor theatre home to you. See Shakespeare "in the round" in the Museum's Heritage Pavilion.  Admission is "Pay What You Can" (suggested $20/person).

Sunday, August 3, starting at 7:30 p.m.  Details.

 Collections Making Connections Contest

"Collections Making Connections" Contest

Tell us about a memorable experience you had while viewing an artifact on display at the Museum.  Perhaps the artifact gave you a new perspective, or tugged at your heart strings?  Did the artifact spark a lively debate or provide an opportunity to connect to another person?  Or maybe the artifact caused you to pause and simply marvel at its beauty or the ingenuity that went into making it?

Contest open until September 1, 2014.

Grand prize: VIP invitation to our grand re-opening to celebrate the completion of our Renewal project; VIP behind-the-scenes tour for you and 12 guests; and an "Archival Starter Kit".

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Summer Discovery 2014

Register now for the Museum's Summer Discovery day camps.  Now in its 27th year, Summer Discovery is as fresh and innovative as ever.  With seven weeks to choose from, new themes each week, led by our experienced and popular instructors, there is something for every child's taste.

Note that "Time Bandits", "Artful Animals", "Creature Camp" and "Experience Science" now also have the option of registering by-the-day or by-the-week.

Designed for ages 7 to 11.

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Kinderkidz 2014

Register now for the Museum's Kinderkidz day camps.  Cheri Patrick's Kinderkidz programs have delighted children for years and have become a much-anticipated mainstay of the Museum's summer programming.  Cheri's innovative, child-centred learning within a gently structured environment is ideal for children 4 to 6 years of age (JK, SK, grade 1).

 Youth Leadership Program

Youth Leadership 2014

Volunteer with the Peterborough Museum & Archives this summer and gain valuable leadership skills (must be 14+).

Get training, gain experience, meet new people, and have fun while you volunteer with the award-winning Summer Discovery and KinderKidz programs.

 Wildcard Wednesdays Day Camp

Wildcard Wednesdays

Register now for the new single-day, Wildcard Wednesday camps held every Wednesday in July and August.

There will be a different theme each week, with topics ranging from science to art to history! Activities may include arts and crafts, sports and active play, drama, leadership and more.  With half day and full day registration options, this camp is all about variety, flexibility and fun! 

Designed for ages 7 to 11.

 MUSE International Fine Films - Winter-Spring 2014 Series

MUSE International Fine Films 

Another great season is over.  Thank you to all of our valued pass-holders and ticket-holders.

Passes for the Fall 2014 series will go on sale on August 11, 2014.

The MUSE page will be kept up to date as dates and film titles are confirmed (late summer).

 Hike Up the Hill

Hike Up the Hill

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

- Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese Taoist philosopher

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


Museum Renewal - Until Fall, 2014


Museum Renewal - Phase 4

The Museum Renewal project is now in Phase 4.  All collections are secure in climate-controlled temporary storage to be returned once construction is complete.

Renovations to the Museum's lower level have now begun.

Site work on the new on-site Collections Storage facility has also resumed.

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

 Temporary Archives Closure - Until Museum Renewal Project is Complete (Estimate Fall, 2014)

Temporary Closure of the Archives 

Please note that the Archives are now temporarily closed  and will remain closed during construction, as part of the Museum Renewal project.

All other programs, services and exhibitions will continue.