Half Term Fun with Peterborough Museum – Treasure Trail

Disclosure: We were gifted entry to the museum for the event. All thoughts and opinions are our own.


Although having been born and raised in Peterborough, the first time I went to the museum was a year or so ago with the girls. So it was a new experience for us all, and now we regularly pop in in the holidays to see what events are happening.

This October half term they are holding a treasure hunt which is inspired by their new exhibition: ‘Hoards, a hidden history of Ancient Britain’, which is on loan from the British Museum.

What does the event include?

  • A trail to complete with a small reward at the end
  • Various crafts to make
  • Chance to look around the exhibition

The Treasure Trail and Crafts

There are clues and activities placed around the museum for you to solve, with some of the activities being run by staff to guide you. Bee managed to crack a code, learn about acid cleaning pennies, how the museum packs its artefacts and more. Even I found the discussion about how they pack museum pieces pretty interesting.

Putting Pennies into Vinegar

Along with the trail there are always some related crafts to do.

You can choose to do one or more of the activities. Bee chose to simply do some colouring while the eldest made a small felt money bag.

Bee always enjoying doing the trails and having a look around the museum each time. It is a good way to spend a few hours in the holidays! I think she would actually spend hours in the craft area if I let her!

Admission Prices

General Admission to the museum is free but there are charges for special events. For the treasure hunt the prices are:

£3.00 child

£4.00 adult

Additional prices

£12.00 family (2 adults, 3 children)

Under 5s are free

The museum often hold special events in the holidays so it is worth keeping a look out for them and other events in Peterborough on the Vivacity website.

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