Halloween events for children, adults and families at Peterborough Museum

Ghost hunt this Halloween

Ghost hunt this Halloween - Credit: Archant

As spooky season approaches, a series of Halloween events are to be held at Peterborough Museum, Vivacity Sports Centres and libraries.

Halloween events at Peterborough Museum.

Halloween events at Peterborough Museum. - Credit: Archant

For those looking for a spooky experience, Vivacity’s City Centre Ghost Walks returns from Friday 28 to Monday 31 October.

Visitors can stalk the streets with a costumed guide to discover the eerie secrets of Peterborough city centre’s spookiest locations - with costumed ghosts appearing en route to add to the fun.

These tours are not recommended for children under 8 or those of a nervous disposition and last for 100 minutes.

Tickets are £3 for under 16s and £5 for adults


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Halloween Horror Night, a one-off late-night tour of the museum, is the attraction for real thrill-seekers, however.

Accompanied by a guide and complemented by theatrical effects, visitors will experience the ghostly past and present of the museum building itself in an experience guaranteed to blur the lines between what is real and what is imagined.

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Not recommended for children aged under 14. Tickets are £5 for under 16’s and £7 for adults.

For families, October half term week offers the chance to solve the

Curse of the Egyptian Mummy from Monday 24 to Friday 28 October.

This fun themed event features a mysterious Ancient Egyptian object which has come to Peterborough Museum as part of the Wish You Were Here! exhibition but its removal from its resting place appears to have upset someone’s ghastly ghost.

Families must brave the creepy corridors and solve cryptic clues in order to beat the chaotic curse before it takes hold of them.

Tickets are £3 for children, £4 for adults and £12 for families (two adults, two children) – no booking required.

Rachel Walmsley, Vivacity’s heritage programmes manager, said: “We’re proud to be the most haunted building in Peterborough.

“With collections that date back through over 3,000 years of history and at least 10 individual ghosts having been regularly sighted within our walls, we really feel we can provide the best Halloween experiences for children and adults alike.”

For more information on these events, including full dates, times and prices, visit vivacity-peterborough.com/Halloween

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