Long Term Gallery Exhibition Display Case

The Peterborough Museum and Archives is designated as a 'Category A Collecting Institution' under the terms of the Canadian Cultural Property Export/Import Act. This means that we collect, preserve and make cultural property accessible to the public through exhibitions, research and online.

All visits to the archives require an appointment. Call us today to book your visit.

Donations to the archival and artifact collections are always welcome. At the Peterborough Museum & Archives, we are particularly interested in collecting things that help tell the story and history of Peterborough. Please keep this in mind when considering donating to the PMA's collections. We advise prospective donors to call the PMA's curator or archivist to discuss your donation, to ensure it is something the Museum is able to accept. 

Muesum collection of military medalsArtifact collections

We have over 45,000 objects in our artifact collections.

Archival collections

We have over 400,000 original photographic negatives, 2,000 fonds and over 3,300 linear feet of archival material in our archival collections.


We are responsible for the care and conservation of all objects and archival material in our collection.