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Group visits

Group visits

Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery welcomes groups of many sizes, however due to COVID restrictions a limit of 150 visitors within the premises at any one time is in effect.
Self-led groups of 15 or more people, must contact reception on 01733 864 663 or email museum@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk. Please give at least three days advance notice of your visit.

For additional information on your visit and if anybody in your party has accessibility needs, please see our Plan your visit page.

For school visits please see our dedicated schools page.

Walks & Tours

Private Tours

All of our tours are available for private bookings by arrangement (subject to availability). We can also offer group guided tours of Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery by arrangement. Our tours are ideal for coach parties, works outings, clubs, societies and birthday or Christmas parties.

Many of our tours are also suitable for school groups and tie in with the National Curriculum and local studies. All of our tours can be tailored to suit your requirements, including the provision of refreshments. Tours last approximately 90 minutes. To arrange a private tour, or find out more, please contact the museum by email museum@peterboroughlimited.co.uk or call 01733 864 663.

Ghost Hunts

Peterborough Museum doesn’t just tell the fascinating story of the city’s history. It is also reputedly the city’s most haunted building. There are reportedly eight different ghosts that haunt the building's rooms and corridors. There have been reports of unexplained noises, footsteps, smells, mysterious lights, and orbs. Staff, visitors, and contractors have had experiences of the paranormal at the Museum.

If you are a commercial ghost hunting companies or a private research group who would like to hire the museum for a night, please contact the museum by email museum@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 864 663.

City Tours

Peterborough Museum runs daytime and evening guided walks and tours around Peterborough city centre, providing a fascinating, fun and informative look at the city's past.

  • All tours meet outside Peterborough Museum's main entrance, Priestgate PE1 1LF. Please note there is no parking at the Museum.
  • All tours last approximately 90 minutes.
  • Tours are suitable for wheelchair users with the exception of the Candlelit Tour of the Museum, unless otherwise stated. For further access information, please see our Accessibility page.
  • Tours go ahead whatever the weather! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Pre-booking is recommended for all tours to avoid disappointment.
  • To make a private booking enquiry please contact the museum by email museum@cityculturepeterborough.org.uk or call 01733 864 663.
  • To view our regular events schedule please see our What's on page.

Hidden Heritage tour

Explore the history of Peterborough, discover secret parts of the Cathedral precincts, find out why the river has always been the heart of the city and hear many great stories connected to our past.

Tour for all

This specially designed tour allows a closer look at the details of the city’s heritage, using an accessible route, as well as incorporating touch, enlarged pictures and a slower pace. The tour can be adapted to meet the individual needs of the group, meaning every tour is unique.

Ghost Walk

Explore the city’s spooky side! Be spellbound by our haunted heritage with an ever-popular ghost walk. Find out about phantom monks, a slaughtered cavalier and even a ghostly lorry! A special version of our ghost walk takes place during Halloween, for which pre-booking is essential.

Candlelit Tour

Explore Peterborough’s most haunted building by candlelight. Hear about the ghost of the lonely ANZAC and visit our haunted cellar – if you dare! Due to limited availability pre-booking is essential. Access is limited so please call in advance for more information.

Crime & Punishment walk

Venture into the city’s criminal past; discover Peterborough’s place of execution, prisons and grisly deeds from our history.

Inns and Taverns tour

Discover the historic pubs of Peterborough - and the sites of others that have since pulled their last pints.

School & Educational Visits

Our award-winning programme has the museum collection at its heart and offers immersive experiences which cannot be replicated in the classroom.

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