Record #: PET0177
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 04 Oct 2021


Description (Service)

COVID19 Advance registration required to visit museum

Regular Service
A living museum owned and operated by the Peterborough Historical Society.

  • Hutchison House was built in 1836-1837
  • Visitors can tour the house and see the study of Dr. Hutchison with medical instruments, books and furnishings; the Sir Sandford Fleming room with survey equipment; Sir Fleming's original map of Peterborough and other memorabilia; Victorian parlour; the keeping room with cooking in the open hearth; period gardens planted in the style of the 1860s; and demonstration herb and flower cutting gardens. Costumed guides are on duty afternoons throughout the summer months.
  • Workshops for children and adults.
  • School and group programmes can be arranged as well as private parties, showers, weddings and celebrations
  • Scottish Teas are served Tue-Sun afternoons Jul and Aug

Service Details


COVID19 Hours may vary. Call for information
,br> Regular hours
Office & Bookshop: Jun-Sep Tue-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Oct-May Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Public Tours: Jun-Sep Tue-Sun 1 pm-4:30 pm
Oct-May Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm
Summer hours begin mid-June annually.

Areas Served Peterborough
Eligibility No restrictions

Proof of COVID vaccination required for events with food

No application needed

Languages English
Fees Service - call for information on hosting events rates ; Admission - call for information or visit website

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
270 Brock St
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9H 2P9
Intersection Brock St & Bethune St
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-743-9710
Toll Free Phone 1-866-743-9710
Primary Contact Erin Panepinto, Administrator / Curator
Mailing Address 270 Brock St 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9H 2P9

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