Featured Exhibition

Promo Image It's Not All B&W Exhibition

Each year we offer several temporary exhibitions presenting a variety of topics. Visit the upcoming exhibitions schedule to learn more about what is booked to be on display, or view our list of past exhibitions to see what we have previously hosted. 

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is open for gift shop visitors, by appointment. Exhibits are currently closed, but scheduled to open at the commencement of Step 3 in Ontario's Roadmap to Reopen plan. Future visits can be planned by making an appointment online, or by phoning 705.743.5180 during regular business hours.

It's Not All Black & White: A Journey Through Our Colourful Collection

on exhibition until September 12, 2021

View the virtual presentation of this exhibit

The world is full of colours, and they influence us in many ways. Do you know how they affect you? Using the Peterborough Museum & Archives' collection, this exhibit will take you on a journey through history to discover just how much colours impact our lives. Colour works as a communicator, creating emotional responses and physical reactions. Through objects, we explore how colours are used to influence the way we see, act, and think. Colour is also just plain fun, and sometimes a bit of positivity is all you need! This exhibit is the perfect splash of vibrancy to lead you out of those winter blues. So this spring, come and see for yourself that it's really not all black and white.

Make the most out of your journey by downloading a free Near-Field Communication reader to your smartphone from your app store or Google Play to access more colourful exhibit content.

"We think of the past in black and white, but life has always been a brilliant spectrum of colour. Join us on a journey through the Museum's collection to discover how colour influences the way we see, act, and think." - Professor Deborah Scott

This exhibit was developed by Fleming College's Museum Management and Curatorship students in partnership with the Peterborough Museum & Archives