If you like a bit of history and to take a trip back into the past, there are some great interactive events coming up in Peterborough which will really bring heritage to life!

museum-1Travel back through the past with the Time Travellers workshops at Peterborough Museum in Priestgate which run on April 7, 8 & 9 from 10:30am – 12:30pm. It’s £5 per child, accompanying adults go free but you must book in advance.

Try your hand at making pottery like the Romans, jewellery like the Saxons, and stained glass like Medieval people – and discover how we know how these ancient wonders were made!

Please call (01733) 864663 or email to book.

You can head all the way back to 1,000BC on Saturday April 4 – Bank Holiday Monday April 6 at Flag Fen Archaeology Park.

It’s back to the Bronze Age, as a group of living historians will be on site over the weekend, cooking, working and living as our ancient ancestors did over 3,000 years ago. Try your hand at various traditional skills with demonstrations and have-a-go sessions over the weekend and dig for ancient artefacts in the replica archaeological dig. Also, find out about life on the other side of Europe in this period by meeting an Ancient Greek warrior!

There’s no need to book for this event, just drop in. Admission: £7 adults, £5 children/concessions, £18 families

Longthorpe-TowerThen over at Longthorpe Tower on Saturday April 11 & Sunday April 12 you can see what it was like there in 1485. Sir Robert Whittlebury is preparing to fight for King Richard III. Meet soldiers, handle weapons, see the ‘arming of the knight’ daily at 11am and 3pm. Find out about delicious food and gruesome cures, but be prepared to join the troops as you are enlisted in family military drill sessions!

Admission: £4 adults, £3 children/concessions, £10 families  – again there’s no need to book.

Then next month you can find out more about the English Civil War on Saturday May 2 – Bank Holiday Monday May 4 at Flag Fen Archaeology Park.

Travel back in time 350 years to experience the sights, sounds and smells of the English Civil War. Meet some of Oliver Cromwell’s soldiers, watch an exciting skirmish and take part in have-a-go family drill sessions. Visit the soldiers’ camp to find out more about life in the 17th century and the Civil War in Peterborough. This event’s organised in association with Pickering’s Regiment of the Sealed Knot.

Admission: £7 adults, £5 children/concessions, £18 families.

For more details about any of these events just call 01733 864468 or visit


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