Heritage & Culture

Historic Peterborough walks

↑ Picture: John Moore

Find out more about the fascinating and often undiscovered history of Peterborough, from the foundation of the Saxon abbey to the modern city. Discover the secrets of the Cathedral Precincts, find out why the river is important as the heart of the city and hear about the many enthralling stories and personalities connected to our past

Historic Peterborough Walk Every Saturday afternoon at 2pm, meet at Peterborough Museum Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions 

Peterborough Ghost Walk
Tuesday 20 January, Tuesday 17 February, Tuesday 17 March at 7.30pm
Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions
Explore the spooky side of Peterborough’s past with the entertaining, informative and very popular ghost walks. Stalk the streets with a costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of the city, from phantom monks to ghostly children and from a slaughtered Cavalier to a haunted shopping centre…

Peterborough Museum Candlelit Ghost Tour
Tuesday 13 January, Tuesday 27 January, Tuesday 10 February, Tuesday 24 February, Tuesday 10 March, Tuesday 31 March at 7.30pm
Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions
Experience the museum’s haunted side after dark… Explore Peterborough Museum and hear its many ghost stories by candlelight, visiting parts of the building not normally open to the public, including the notorious cellars!

Peterborough Crime & Punishment Walk
Thursday 15 January, Thursday 19 February, Thursday 19 March at 7.30pm
Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions
Delve into the city’s sinister side with this exploration of our criminal past! Discover the place of execution, prisons and grisly deeds from our history, including body-snatchers, foul punishments and a connection to history’s most famous murderer…

Peterborough Inns and Taverns Tour
Thursday 5 February and Thursday 5 March at 7.30pm
Tickets £5 adults, £3 concessions
Discover the fascinating stories behind many of Peterborough’s pubs. In which pub could you go to watch a cock fight? What was ‘Fen Ale’? Which pub had a stuffed bear on display and why? Take a trip down memory lane and discover the answer to these questions as well as many more of the fascinating stories behind Peterborough’s pubs

For bookings call 01733 864663 or visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com for more information.

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