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Peterborough Museums

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Discover the Canadian Canoe Museum, home of the world's largest collection of canoes and kayaks, and explore the canoe's enduring significance to the people of Canada. Exhibits tell the story of Aboriginal, French and British cultures, taking you on a journey through a Mi’kmaq encampment, an original 1876 trading post, the voyageur era, mapping expeditions, summer camps canoe factories, cottaging and regattas. Open daily 10 - 5.
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Over 25,000 artifacts, ranging from century old textiles to military items to fossils, can be found at the Peterborough Centennial Museum and Archives. Both permanent displays and temporary exhibits are set up on the premises.
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Step over the threshold into 19th century life in Ontario at Hutchinson House. Interpreters garbed in period clothes impart their knowledge of the people, times and area. During the summer months, finish the visit with a sample of tasty morsels at Scottish Tea.
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Rock On! A hand's on exhibit for kid's of all ages! Children can scratch, scrape, identify, magnify and explore all the different rocks, minerals and gemstones. Admission is by donation. For more information call 743-5180.
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Step back in time and discover the pioneer life! Lang Pioneer Village Museum is a living history museum that recreates 19th Century pioneer life in Peterborough County. Featuring over 20 restored and furnished buildings interpreted by costumed villagers. Open mid-May to mid-September. Popular special events and education programs also available.

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