17 January – 21 February
Museum & Art Gallery
Heritage Walks If you’re looking for a fun way to find out about the history of our city, why not join one of the museum’s guided walks? The Historic Peterborough Tour is the essential guide to our fascinating, and often undiscovered, history. Discover the secrets of the Cathedral Precincts and hear terrific stories connected to our past. If you’re looking for an unusual, but enthralling, way to spend an evening, why not come on the Peterborough Ghost Walk and explore our spooky stories? Or, take part in the Crime & Punishment Walk to learn about our sinister history, or head onto the Inns and Taverns tour to find out about pubs of the past. All tours last about 100 minutes and take place whatever the
weather, starting from outside the museum in Priestgate. Walkers can turn up and pay on the night, although places are limited and pre-booking is strongly recommended. Historic Peterborough Tours every Saturday at 2pm Peterborough Ghost Walk on 17 January & 21 February at 7.30pm Peterborough Crime Walk on 19 January & 16 February at 7.30pm Inns & Taverns Tour on 2 February at 7.30pm Cost £5 adults; £3 concessions (under 16s, full-time students, over 60s). Telephone 01733 452336 for more information or to book or email museum@ vivacity-peterborough.com
From 7 April
Visit Longthorpe Tower There’s good news for visitors to the historic Longthorpe Tower in Peterborough, as from 7 April it will be open every weekend until 31 October. English Heritage is handing over the day-to-day running of this 14th century property to Vivacity, Peterborough’s culture and leisure trust, who plan to increase the current opening hours and offer guided tours on the first Saturday of every month. Under the new management agreement, English Heritage will still be responsible for maintaining the property and it will remain under its guardianship, however, Vivacity will be in charge of opening and managing the site. Longthorpe Tower is a surviving part of a Medieval fortified 10
Manor House, and contains the finest set of Medieval wall paintings in a domestic setting anywhere in Western Europe. Vivacity’s Heritage Service is keen to hear from volunteers of all ages, who may want to get involved in the creation of new displays, guided tours and events at Longthorpe Tower. If you would like to know more about these interesting volunteering opportunities please call 01733 864775, or email volunteering@ vivacity-peterborough.com For more information about Longthorpe Tower, which was once Peterborough’s best kept historical secret, but will now be open regularly for the public to appreciate, visit vivacity-peterborough.com.