Peterborough Museum

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Contact Details:
Peterborough Museum
Contact Email:
laura.fanthorpe@vivacity-peterborough.com
Website:
www.visitpeterborough.com
Address:
Priestgate Peterborough
Activities available on request at reception including 'iSpy Trails'
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Priestgate Vaults Tour
The Priestgate Vaults are the historic cellars under Peterborough Museum, revealing 500 years of history from this building and the city. The cellars have original features, including windows from the Tudor house, the Georgian/Victorian wine cellar, and a room used as an air raid shelter during World War II. Explore these rooms as part of a guided tour, and meet characters from the past who will tell their stories, brought to life using new technology and theatrical events. Tours are held Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays at 11.30am and 2.30pm, and last 45 minutes. Additional tours are held in the school holidays - please call for details: 01733 864663 or email museum@vivacity-peterborough.com PLEASE NOTE: Tours are not suitable for children under 8, or those of a nervous disposition. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult. Booking is advisable as places are limited to 15 for each tour. Cost: Adults: £4.00, Children and full-time students: £3.00.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 8 - 18
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
8
18
The Museum Of Mischief - Victorian Vamoose 7 - 8 - 9 August
The Beano Town gang is in trouble!!! While sneaking into a science lab, Dennis accidentally activates a Time Travel Machine. Now the whole gang is lost in time and they need your help to find a way back to the present. Enjoy crafts, activities, and storytelling with Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and their friends. • Dino Dash 25 - 26 - 27 July • Roman Race 31 July - 01 - 02 August • Victorian Vamoose 7 - 8 - 9 August • Future Flash 21 - 22 - 23 August Head on down to The Museum of Mischief, at Peterborough Museum and get involved with the Summer Reading Challenge in a fun and interactive way. Enjoy crazy crafts, tricky trails and sneaky science experiments. £4 adults, £3 children/conc, £12 families (under 5s free)
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
The Museum Of Mischief -• Dino Dash 25 - 26 - 27 July
The Beano Town gang is in trouble!!! While sneaking into a science lab, Dennis accidentally activates a Time Travel Machine. Now the whole gang is lost in time and they need your help to find a way back to the present. Enjoy crafts, activities, and storytelling with Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and their friends. • Dino Dash 25 - 26 - 27 July • Roman Race 31 July - 01 - 02 August • Victorian Vamoose 7 - 8 - 9 August • Future Flash 21 - 22 - 23 August Head on down to The Museum of Mischief, at Peterborough Museum and get involved with the Summer Reading Challenge in a fun and interactive way. Enjoy crazy crafts, tricky trails and sneaky science experiments. £4 adults, £3 children/conc, £12 families (under 5s free)
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
The Museum Of Mischief -• Roman Race 31 July - 01 - 02 August
The Beano Town gang is in trouble!!! While sneaking into a science lab, Dennis accidentally activates a Time Travel Machine. Now the whole gang is lost in time and they need your help to find a way back to the present. Enjoy crafts, activities, and storytelling with Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and their friends. • Dino Dash 25 - 26 - 27 July • Roman Race 31 July - 01 - 02 August • Victorian Vamoose 7 - 8 - 9 August • Future Flash 21 - 22 - 23 August Head on down to The Museum of Mischief, at Peterborough Museum and get involved with the Summer Reading Challenge in a fun and interactive way. Enjoy crazy crafts, tricky trails and sneaky science experiments. £4 adults, £3 children/conc, £12 families (under 5s free)
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
The Museum Of Mischief- Future Flash 21 - 22 - 23 August
The Beano Town gang is in trouble!!! While sneaking into a science lab, Dennis accidentally activates a Time Travel Machine. Now the whole gang is lost in time and they need your help to find a way back to the present. Enjoy crafts, activities, and storytelling with Dennis the Menace, Minnie the Minx, Bananaman and their friends. • Dino Dash 25 - 26 - 27 July • Roman Race 31 July - 01 - 02 August • Victorian Vamoose 7 - 8 - 9 August • Future Flash 21 - 22 - 23 August Head on down to The Museum of Mischief, at Peterborough Museum and get involved with the Summer Reading Challenge in a fun and interactive way. Enjoy crazy crafts, tricky trails and sneaky science experiments. £4 adults, £3 children/conc, £12 families (under 5s free)
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
Treasures Exhibition - Treasure Trail Activity August 2018 - January 2019
What's so special about Peterborough? Come along to Peterborough Museum to find out in this very special exhibition of Treasures. Now, thanks to National Lottery Players and the Weston Loan Program with Artfund, National treasures from institutions across the country (including the British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum) are being displayed together for the first time ever at Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery. Each of the treasures on display has either been found in or has a very strong link to Peterborough, such as the Water Newton Treasure found at Durobrivae (Ancient Roman Peterborough) and the Casket of St Thomas Becket which was commissioned by Abbot Benedict of Peterborough in 1177. Treasure Trail activity for children - free for children with a Children's University passport.
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 4 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
4
14
Unbelievable Bodies Tue 29 May – Fri 1 June 2018
Did you know bones are tougher than concrete? Why does your tummy rumble when you're hungry? And why does spinning make you dizzy? At Peterborough Museum this May half term, discover the amazing truth about your unbelievable body! Get involved with our hands-on experiments to explore how your body works - from how your blood pumps, to the tiny 'soldiers' which protect us from getting ill. Popular artist Anthony Gormley takes casts of his body to explore how it relates to the space around it. See what you think as you use one of his sculptures to help discover what you look like, inside out! Gormley's artwork 'Places to Be' will be going up around Peterborough city centre in 2018. There’s no need to book, just drop in. Tue 29 May – Fri 1 June 2018, 10am-5pm (last entry 4pm) £3 children, £4 adults, £12 families (under 5s free)
Activity Cost:
Age Range: 5 - 14
Normal Number of CU Learning Hours: minutes
Availability:
5
14