Christmas at the Museum

Christmas at the Museum

25 Nov 2023 - 12 Dec 2023

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery

Christmas will be here before you know it. We've got lots of winter-fun activates and experiences, for all ages, this festive season.

Christmas at the Museum

Festive Workshops

Family Printing Workshop

9 Dec, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Get hands on and do some festive printing together this Christmas.

Create designs with child-safe materials (no cutting required) and print your very own unique Christmas wrapping paper.

Session time: 30 minutes

Adult Ticket £3.00, Child Ticket £3.00

Winter Walks & Tours

Museum Candlelit Tour

1 & 12 Dec, 7.30pm

Christmas is a time for ghost stories... or so the Victorians believed - do you dare to spend an evening in Peterborough Museum by candlelight alone?

The Museum is reputedly the most haunted building in the city, with many ghosts said to be lurking around its halls. A ghostly servant, a phantom girl and the museum’s most notorious ghost: the ‘Lonely ANZAC’, Thomas Hunter.

This tour, led by a costumed guide, sets out to uncover some of their stories.

Tour tickets: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00

Tours last about 90 minutes. Not recommended for under 14s or those of a nervous disposition, and due to the nature of the building is unsuitable for those with mobility impairments.

Peterborough Ghost Walk

5 Dec, 7.30pm

Discover more about Peterborough’s most haunted building – the Museum – and most haunted area, the Cathedral Precincts, on this walking tour of Peterborough's city centre.

Your costumed guide will entertain and educate in a fun and theatrical way, explaining more about the city’s past, while sending a few chills up the spine. There are no gimmicks or made-up ghosts on this tour – just good, old-fashioned story telling based on traditional and local tales associated with the area – all researched and verified wherever possible.

Tickets: Adult £6.00, Child £4.00

The tour lasts approximately 90 minutes. Due to its gruesome content, we don’t recommend this tour for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition.

An Evening in the Priestgate Vaults

1 & 12 Dec, 7pm

Venture down into the Museum’s 500 year old cellars with a special guide as ghosts from the past tell their stories.

The cellars have original features, including windows from the Tudor house, the Georgian wine cellar, coal cellar and a room we used as an air raid shelter during World War II. But they also have a sinister side, being part of Peterborough's most haunted building.

Tickets: Adult £5.00, Child £3.00

Please note, the tour includes steep stairs. Not recommended for under 8s, or those of a nervous disposition.

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