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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.


Toll Free: 1.855.738.7355
Fax: 705.743.2614

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday, and most Holidays: 12 noon to 5 p.m. 

 Holiday Hours
  • Canada Day - Friday, July 1, 2022: open 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Civic Holiday - Monday, August 1, 2022: open 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Labour Day - Monday, September 5, 2022: open 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Thanksgiving Day - Monday, October 10, 2022: open 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • Remembrance Day - Friday, November 11, 2022: open 12 noon to 5 p.m.
  • *Friday, December 23, 2022: open 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon
  • Christmas Eve - Saturday, December 24, 2022: closed
  • Christmas Day - Sunday, December 25, 2022: closed
  • Boxing Day - Monday, December 26, 2022: closed
  • Tuesday, December 27, 2022: closed
  • New Years Eve - Saturday, December 31, 2022: closed
  • New Years Day - Sunday, January 1, 2023: closed
  • Monday, January 2, 2023: closed

*Please note that the Archives will be closed Thursday, December 22, 2022 and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, January 9, 2023.


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


We offer free parking at the parking lot on the east side of Museum Drive. Overflow parking is available further up Museum drive, atop Armour Hill.

Want to visit the Archives?

Access to the Archives is provided by appointment only. Please contact our Archivist to set up an appointment. If you are looking to do some specific research, please let us know what you are looking to find as we may be able to help get you started. 

Please note that the Archives will be closed Thursday, December 22, 2022 and is scheduled to re-open on Monday, January 9, 2023. During this time, our Archivist will not be available to respond to inquiries, emails, or other correspondence. 


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 on route Weller #4 - you'll arrive at the museum's door 10 minutes after leaving the terminal. 


Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that the Peterborough Museum & Archives is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaty First Nations, which include Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

The Peterborough Museum & Archives respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.