Record #: PET2018
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 01 Jun 2023


Description (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 Bringing TIFF to You
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 9 am-5 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 Other - Some exhibitions are bilingual - call for details
Fees Donation - $10 per family / group is recommended ; Admission - special events may have fees

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
300 Hunter St E
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 6Y5
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 Susan Neale, Curator; Email:
Mailing Address PO Box 143, 300 Hunter St E 
Peterborough, ON 
Canada K9J 6Y5

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