Peterborough Museum Ghost Hunt

Peterborough, United Kingdom

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GBP £59

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Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery has been a museum since 1931, but the building itself dates from 1816 and was the town house of newly-weds, Thomas and Charlotte Cooke. In 1856 the Priestgate mansion was sold to the 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, who allowed it to be used as the city's first hospital, the Peterborough infirmary from 1857 until 1928.

Many of the original Georgian features can still be seen today, as can traces of its use as a hospital – The old operating theatre is set up with props to detail how it may have looked, but the original wall tiles and floor tiles still remain!

The museum is one of the most consistently active locations Fright Nights visit and has eight regularly reported ghosts. They include:

  • A grey figure, said to be the "Lonely ANZAC", First World War soldier Thomas Hunter who died in the building in 1916 from wounds received in France. His ghost is seen on the stairs or first-floor corridor, and was most recently seen only last year (2015). *A strange figure was also caught on camera on the stairs in April 2007.
  • A ghostly kitchen maid who fell to her death on the back stairs. Female visitors report the impression of being pushed from behind by invisible hands, many people feel unwell in this area and strange noises have been heard.
  • A dark male presence has been seen and felt lurking near the Museum's recreation of a period shop on the first floor.
  • On display in the Museum’s archaeology gallery, is an object thought to be haunted by it's previous owner.
  • A white lady who follows visitors around the upper floor of the building.
  • Poltergeist activity has been reported in one of the ground floor rooms – furniture has been found mysteriously moved overnight.
  • A child returns in spirit form in the Geology gallery, leaving messages on tape recordings as well as terrifying a workman.
  • The Museum's eerie ancient cellar has a particular reputation, where slamming doors, strange noises and a threatening male presence have been reported. Items have been thrown at some ghost hunters, and a hooded figure has been seen in the cellar!
  • Banging doors, ghostly footsteps and voices, unaccountable smells, mysterious lights and orbs have all also been reported around the building…

The night begins with a tour, with a member of the museum team. The tour will also include areas that are usually closed to the general public including the back stairs, where people have reported a ghostly servant falling to her death.

The event also includes workshops, using ghost hunting equipment and sitting in ghost hunting vigils. Accompanying you will be paranormal investigators and clairvoyant mediums, with the knowledge and experience to place you in situations that could spark off ghostly activity!

You will be staying in one of the most haunted buildings in Britain so we suggest that you bring cameras, camcorders and other recording equipment, you may be lucky enough to capture something truly paranormal!

"That night must go down in my book as being the most amazing night I’ve had in my life, the events of that night could never have been expected beforehand." – T MacInnes

What's included?
  • History and hauntings tour with guide
  • Mediumship walkround – who haunts tonight?
  • Psychic and ghost hunting equipment
  • Experiments including seances and glass divination
  • Ghost hunting vigils in the dark
  • Hot drinks and biscuits
  • Expert advice and discussion about the paranormal
  • Your chance to stay in a haunted location at night!


We aim to offer a choice of dates for all our ghost hunt events.

They usually take place on a Friday or Saturday evening and continue through until the early hours of the morning (though there are some exceptions).

The number of guests we can take is subject to the Venue, as some have restrictions on numbers due to their size.

All events can be booked on an exclusive group/company basis if requested. Please contact the tour operator for prices.

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Over 18’s only for insurance purposes.

No pregnant women allowed.


This event will take place in all weather conditions.

What to bring/wear

Please wear suitable clothing for the event you are attending. We recommend layering up to accommodate all weather conditions.
Smoking is not allowed inside any of our venues, so please wear suitable clothing for going outside if you smoke/vape.
Many locations do not have seating throughout, so you may be required to sit on the floor at times.

Remember to bring your torch as you will be in the dark for a lot of the evening.


If you are disabled please contact the tour operator to see if this venue is suitable or not, according to your level of disability.

Some venues can be negotiated if you use a stick and most locations involve climbing stairs throughout the evening.

Cancellation Policy

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In the event of the cancellation of an event by Fright Nights. Fright Nights will use best endeavors to contact purchasers either by phone, email or in writing (using the details provided at the time of ordering) and advise them of the cancellation. Please note, however, it is the customer’s responsibility to check whether the event is going ahead at the scheduled date, time and venue, and Fright Nights cannot guarantee that they will inform the customer of any changes to the event date, time or venue especially when incorrect contact details have been provided.

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