A Georgian Mansion full of extraordinary stories and objects

Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Delve into a historic gem in Peterborough where you can explore a lost prehistoric world populated by sea monsters …

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Located in one of the city’s most historic buildings, Peterborough Museum has a wealth of stories to fascinate the whole family, with amazing objects and interactive displays. Come face to face with Jurassic sea-monsters that swam in our prehistoric seas over 150 million years ago, then explore this historic building; mansion, hospital and museum.

Don’t miss the Victorian Operating Theatre to learn about the grisly history of surgery. Discover the story of the world’s first prisoner of war camp, built during the Napoleonic Wars and see beautiful items made by French prisoners. Learn about the story of Peterborough; see Britain’s oldest murder victim, Roman treasures and clock in to find out what Peterborough companies have made over the last century.

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