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Spooktacular events at Peterborough Museum

Looking for a spooky thrill this Halloween? Peterborough Museum’s event programme has something for everyone!

A mysterious cloaked figure carrying a lantern

Dare to spend an evening in the museum by candlelight alone? Step inside the city’s most haunted building on the Candlelit Ghost Tour (age 14+) and hear the ghostly stories about the people who have lived and died in Peterborough’s former Victorian hospital. – Be watchful though, there’s no props or trickery, but ghosts have been seen on a regular basis – who knows what could happen!

A guide on the ghost walk at Peterborough Museum

Join the Halloween Ghost Walk (age 8+) around the city centre.  Follow a costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough’s spookiest locations. Feel the chills as you listen closely to the city’s morbid tales and keep a look out for any ghastly apparitions who might appear as they hear their stories being told…

Horror Night is the attraction for real thrill-seekers. Taking place on Saturday 28 October, this is a one-off tour of the museum, accompanied by a guide and complemented by theatrical effects designed to entertain, enthral and scare you! Visitors will experience the ghostly realm brought to life, in an experience guaranteed to blur the lines between what is real and what is imagined. Tours leave half-hourly from 6:30pm-9pm and are not recommended for under 14s.

Priestgate vaults by Peterborough Museum

The Museum has three new family-friendly events for 2023 – Grab a torch for Museum After Dark and explore the galleries on a torchlight trail and hear spooky stories while enjoying a horrifically-good hot chocolate. Enrol to the Wondrous School of Wizardry with wizard, Erasmus Nettles, and help him complete challenges that will bring the reality and science of magic to life. And, for the under 5’s there’s Tiny Tots Spooky Special, a one-off session that includes messy slime, sensory play and storytime.

A Ouija Board and Tarot Cards

If that wasn’t enough, discover the history of the Victorian Séance on Sunday 29 October. Séances have been used as an attempt by the living to communicate with the dead – and Victorian mediums had various techniques to convince an audience of their skills! Join an experienced medium to find out more about the tools and see how they were used. Enjoy the fun theatrical demonstrations, with some live audience interaction.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

For accessibility information and booking information CLICK HERE or call 01733 864663.

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