Description (Service) COVID19 All visits to the Museum must be pre-booked by calling during business hours. 
Regular Service 
Museum features a collection of ~ 45,000 artifacts, archives of thousands of letters, maps, business records, and diaries suitable for academic and genealogical research, and one of the largest and most significant photographic collections in Canada 
* permanent exhibitions highlight First Nations peoples, the arrival of European immigrants to Peterborough with special emphasis on the Peter Robinson immigration of 1825 and the growth of Peterborough from a town to a city 
* offers themed temporary exhibits from the museum's own collections, exhibits from local groups and organizations and travelling exhibitions from other museums 
* education services include interactive learning opportunities for all levels from grade one to university. School programs are designed to build knowledge and skills with plenty of interaction, experimentation, analysis, hypothesis and interpretation 
* hosts MUSE international fine films 
Also operates March Break, PA Day and Summer Camps (see separate listing for details) 
Outdoor facility The Heritage Pavilion is available to rent * call for details
Service Details
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Sat, Sun and holidays 12 noon-5 pm * Archives open to the public by appointment only
Areas Served Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Contact for details
Languages English ; Some exhibitions are bilingual - call for details
Fees Donation - $10 per family / group is recommended ; Admission - special events may have fees
Address and Location
Site Location Entrance on north east side of Armour Hill, in Ashburnham Memorial Park just west of Liftlocks
Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
300 Hunter St E
Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5
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Intersection Museum Dr and Hunter St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Contact Information
Office Phone 705-743-5180
Toll Free Phone 1-855-738-7355
Fax 705-743-2614
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Primary Contact Dustin McIlwain, Visitor Experience Coordinator; Email:
Alternate Contact Kim Reid, Curator; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Dustin McIlwain, Visitor Experience Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Susan Neale, Museum Director; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 143 
300 Hunter St E 
Peterborough, ON K9J 6Y5

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