Peterborough Museum & Archives



The Peterborough Museum & Archives supports the City's statement of commitment to accessibility. Our goal is to meet the diverse needs of all people and follow the principles of dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. We will strive to achieve an inclusive environment for our facilities, goods, services, employment and information.

An accessible museum is one that offers equal access to the museum property, buildings, employment opportunities, hard copy and digital information, programs, goods and services. 

Accessibility Plan: 2012 to 2016

In May 2013, The Peterborough Museum & Archives published the 2012 to 2016 Accessibility Plan. The plan outlined a strategy to prevent and remove barriers to accessibility. It was a five year road map to help the Peterborough Museum & Archives become more accessible by 2025, contributing to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) goal of an accessible Ontario. 

Initiatives that were put in place to improve accessibility at the Peterborough Museum & Archives included: renovating the lower level to include accessible washrooms, workspace, collections storage and archives; construction of a new stand-alone storage facility; and construction of a new playground structure (to name a few). 

Accessibility Plan: 2017 to 2022

The Peterborough Museum & Archives continues to strive for excellence in accessibility, and in February 2018, updated its Accessibility Plan. Accessibility is included as part of the planning process for many events and projects that are initiated every year. The work includes thinking about the fine details, researching best practices and consulting with the right people using an accessibility lens. To access this document, click here: Peterborough Museum & Archives Accessibility Plan: 2017 to 2022

City of Peterborough Accessibility Plan

Peterborough is transforming into an accessible city. Since 2002, the Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) has been working to enhance the lives of citizens of Peterborough by supporting the City to become a more accessible organization. The City recognizes the diverse needs of our residents and its striving toward improving accessibility by providing customer service, goods, and facilities to people with disabilities that promotes dignity, independence, integration and equal opportunity. 

For more information about the City of Peterborough's Accessibility plans, policies, reports, and news, you can check out the website by clicking here: City of Peterborough - Accessibility