Peterborough Museum is based in a grand Georgian town house in the heart of Peterborough city centre. It houses diverse collections including local archaeology and social history, fine art and period costume.
Of particular note are internationally important geological collections, including many unique type specimens of Jurassic marine reptiles such as varieties of pliosaur, plesiosaur and ichthyosaur.
The Museum also has extensive collections of wildlife and Lepidoptera, some of which will be used as part of the Real World Science programme. It is also home to a rare, original Victorian operating theatre from when it was used as the city’s hospital.
The education team at the Museum will be working with the Real World Science partnership to raise the bar for science education in the area, engaging many more young people from secondary schools through the offer of new sessions including, The Colour of Nature for Key Stage 3 and How Science Works for Key Stage 4 students.
The Museum values the opportunity to work in partnership with the Natural History Museum and its regional museum partners, sharing skills, knowledge and best practice going forward.