Heritage & Culture

Explore Peterborough’s rich and exciting heritage from the comfort of your browser, with The Moment’s Historic Peterborough section.

Build your own cathedral! 

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Ever wanted to emulate the cathedral builders of old? Well, now you can – and this time it doesn’t...

Feeling Historical  

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Are you pining for the past? Do you yearn for the days of chivalry? Have you developed an uncontrollable...

Alice in Wonderland

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On a ‘golden afternoon’ in July 1862, the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, Vice Chancellor of Oxford University...

Heritage Festival 2015 

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The Peterborough Heritage Festival returns with a host of thrilling events celebrating the region’s history, from the Bronze Age...

The Aragon Connection

A re-enactor portrays Katharine of Aragon. Picture courtesy of Peterborough Cathedral

Just how did a Spanish princess and wife of the notorious King Henry VIII end up being buried in...

Escape to the river 

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The sedate pace of a narrowboat forces even the most frenetic amongst us to unwind and take it easy....

Call the Mediaeval Midwife!

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A grumpy Joseph, a heavily pregnant Mary, and a gaggle of sceptical midwives... On 4 July, Eastern Angles community...

The Joust of St Peter 

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This year, the Heritage Festival brings us its most ambitious event yet: a jousting tournament from the time of...

An audience with Richard III

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He’s been portrayed as a murderer, usurper and monster by Shakespeare, but was the real Richard III really as...

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