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Peterborough Museum & Archives

Great for families!
outside of a nice wood building


Museum Dr., 300 Hunter St. E.
P.O. Box: 143
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 6Y5


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  • Open Year Round
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Peterborough Museum & Archives –  Just up the hill from the Peterborough Lift Lock, the Museum’s ever-changing interactive exhibits, exciting programs, nationally-significant collections and warm, friendly atmosphere make this the perfect stop for families, residents and visitors.

Welcome to the Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA), where we focus on preserving and celebrating the collective memories of our community – stories, images and traces of the people and the land.The PMA is a family-friendly venue, with many interactive elements for kids to enjoy. Consider exploring our exhibitions using a Play Trail bin, loaded with activities for your little ones to connect with Peterborough’s history, or grab a scavenger hunt to help focus on the displays. Kids will also love all of the storybooks, building materials, and play sets sprinkled throughout. Don’t forget to save time for a play on the playground, or a hike along the trails nestled within Ashburnham Memorial Park.Admission to the PMA is by donation (we recommend $10/adult). The facility is fully accessible. There is also on-site parking, free-of-charge. Access to the Archives is by appointment.

The PMA’s open hours are:
Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and most holidays: 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

Safe Travels Stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council and the Tourism Industry Association of Ontario

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