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HIDDEN TREASURE @ MUSEUM

Don’t miss your last chance to see one of Peterborough Museum’s ‘hidden treasures’ up close!

Now with an extended exhibition date of until Sunday September 15, Peterborough Museum is shining a spotlight on a single ‘Hidden Treasure’, by exhibiting an original watercolour landscape painting by J.M.W. Turner.

museum-1Renowned as one of the great masters of British landscape painting, the view of Peterborough Cathedral from the North was painted c.1795 when Turner was a young artist. One of two watercolours Turner painted of Peterborough around this time, it’s one of the Museum’s most evocative pieces. For conservation reasons, the painting cannot be displayed regularly, so this is a unique opportunity to discover its amazing story!

FREE, except on special event days when Museum admission charges apply. There’s no need to book – just drop-in! For more information, call Peterborough Museum on 01733 864663, email museum@vivacity-peterborough.comor visit www.vivacity-peterborough.com

The painting will be exhibited as part of the national campaign ‘Hidden Treasures’. Run by museum charity the Collections Trust, with media partner The Independent, Hidden Treasures offers Independent readers priority booking for these behind-the-scenes tours of leading heritage institutions.

Medieval logboats, elephant skulls and rare Chinese ceramics are just some of the artefacts that will be accessible to the public during Hidden Treasures. Cabinets of curiosities previously unseen, secret storerooms usually closed to the public, and expert guides ready to give you a great personal tour are all part of this unique national event.

For more information, visit www.hiddentreasures.org.uk, where you will see a full list of participating venues with full booking and access information.

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