Peterborough Museum & Archives

 Exhibition - Winged Tapestries - Moths at Large

Winged Tapestries - Moths at Large

See moths like you've never seen them before.  These large-format photographs by Jim des Rivières are sure to leave a lasting impression.

While their cousins the butterflies often get more attention, moths are older, more numerous, more diverse and in many ways just as beautiful.

Opening during Snofest Carnival on the Hill (Saturday, January 17).

One day only: meet photographer Jim des Rivières at the Museum, Saturday January 17 from 12:00 noon to 3:30 p.m.


MUSE International Fine Films - Winter-Spring 2014 Series


MUSE International Fine Films 

Passes for the Winter-Spring 2015 series are no longer available for purchase.

RUSH tickets may still be purchased (at the door, 10 minutes prior to each film starting, $15 each taxes included, cash only please.)

 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.


 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.  


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 in March

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