Visit Us

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Welcome to the Peterborough Museum and Archives where we focus on preserving and celebrating the collective memories of our community – stories, images and traces of the people and the land.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Holidays: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.


Admission is by donation, although we suggest a donation of $10 per family.


We offer free parking at the parking lot on the east side of Museum Drive.


We are an accessible facility with two accessible parking spaces located close to our entrance. We also have an accessible playground structure and strive to be compliant with the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation.

Bus route information

Use Peterborough transit to get to the museum by hoping on the Ashburnham #11 bus route.

If you would like the bus to drop you off at our front entrance, you will need to tell the bus driver. Otherwise, you will need to get off at the bus stop located at Times Square (211 Hunter Street East) and walk up Museum Drive.

When leaving the museum, the bus will pick you up at the door, but a call must first be place to Transit dispatch. Ask for more details at the museum's reception desk.