Peterborough Museum - History And Hauntings From The Ghost Book
Come and discover the history and hauntings of Peterborough Museum in Cambridgeshire. Read chilling tales of spooky encounters and book yourself on a ghost hunt, if you dare......
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Peterborough Museum

Peterborough Museum
LOCATION INFORMATION

LOCATION:  Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK

DATE BUILT:  1816 

GRADE LISTED: Grade II

RUINED: No

ORIGINAL PURPOSE:  A Georgian home for local magistrate Thomas Cooke and family. 

OTHER USES:  In 1856, the mansion was sold and became the Peterborough Infirmary from 1857 – 1928. Peterborough Museum opened in the building in 1931 and remains open today.   

PREVIOUS BUILDINGS ON SITE:  A house called Neville Place stood on the site in the 16th Century. It was a mansion belonging to the Orme family built in 1536. Some stonework still exists in the current building. 

HISTORY

INTERESTING FACTS:  A fire broke out in 1884 causing extensive damage. The building was subsequently altered and extended, with wings added to the sides and an extension to the rear. 

The hospital section of the museum is a real part of the original infirmary. It is the only late-Victorian operating theatre remaining in the UK.

CLAIM TO FAME:  The museum has featured on TVs ‘Most Haunted’.

GRIZZLY HISTORY:  None known.

DEATHS: A kitchen maid fell to her death on the back stairs. It remains unknown whether it was accident, suicide or murder! 

‘The Lonely ANZAC’ – Australian soldier Thomas Hunter died in Peterborough Infirmary from wounds inflicted in France in World War I.

With the building acting as a hospital for nearly 70 years, including the period of the First World War, there has no doubt been many more lives lost on the property.

HAUNTINGS

RESIDENT GHOSTS: 

• WWI soldier Thomas Hunter

• A kitchen maid

• A Roman soldier who is believed to be attached to his sword on display in the museum.

• A white lady

• A little girl

• A hooded figure

TIMESPAN OF HAUNTINGS:  Earliest recorded sighting was in 1884.

REPORTED PARANORMAL ACTIVITY:

Audible:  Footsteps heard. Disembodied voices.

Visual: Full bodied apparitions. Unexplained lights seen.

Intelligent:

Sensory: Strange smells. Females often report feeling pushed from behind. Is this maybe a clue from the maid on the stairs?

Poltergeist:  Furniture has been moved on its own on the ground floor. Doors slamming on their own in the cellar.

Technological: Clear EVPs recorded.

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PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM GHOST HUNTS

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PHOTOS & VIDEOS OF INTEREST
EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS

Have you experienced a spooky encounter at Peterborough Museum?

Would you like your story published on The Ghost Book? Then get in touch! 

INVESTIGATION FOOTAGE
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GHOST HUNTS AVAILABLE: Yes

CURB APPEAL: 

FOOD & DRINK SERVED: Yes – in the Squire’s Coffee House on site

ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE: No

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM

Priestgate,

Peterborough, 

Cambridgeshire

PE1 1LF

UK

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