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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.

The Peterborough Museum & Archives is open! Face masks and screening are required prior to entry.
Group size is limited to 10. Access to the Archives is by appointment. 

Open hours

Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Saturday, Sunday, and most Holidays: 12 noon to 5 p.m. 

COVID-19 precautions

  • Screening questions will be available at front door for self-assessment purposes - we ask that you please stay home if you are feeling unwell or display any of the listed symptoms; 
  • Regular cleaning of all touchpoints is scheduled throughout the day;
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout Museum;
  • Staff and guests are to wear face masks; and
  • Group size is limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Do not visit the Museum if:

  • You or anyone in your group are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19;
  • A doctor, health care provider, or public health unit told you that you should currently be isolating (staying at home);
  • In the last 14 days, you have been identified as a "close contact" of someone who currently has COVID-19;
  • In the last 14 days, you have received a COVID Alert exposure notification on your cell phone and are currently awaiting a negative test result; and/or
  • In the last 14 days, you have travelled outside of Canada, and are not exempted from federal quarantine as per Group Exemptions, Quarantine Requirements under the Quarantine Act.


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. 


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.