Welcome to Hutchison House
Hutchison House - located in downtown Peterborough, Ontario - is a living history Museum offering a glimpse of life in Ontario in the 1800s. An estimated 7,000 people visit the museum each year for guided tours and other special events.
Through the year, the public is invited to enjoy Scottish Teas during July and August, monthly heritage lunches during the winter months, and many other activities for all age groups.
The museum is wheelchair accessible to the terrace, the historic 1840s open-hearth kitchen, bookshop and an accessible washroom. Although the upper floors are only accessible by stairs, visitors can enjoy a virtual guided tour of the upper floors.
Beginning Tuesday, July 2nd and continuing daily (except Monday) until labour day, Scottish Teas will be available from 1-4 pm.
Scottish Tea, served on the terrace in the period garden or indoors in inclement weather, includes fresh baked scones, preserves, whipped cream, oatcakes, and tea, lemonade, or ice tea. Complimentary tours of the 1840s restored stone house are included with the teas. The cost for tea is $7.00 for adults and youth, $5.00 for children under 10 years of age.
The museum will be CLOSED Thanksgiving Monday October 13, as well as Thursday October 16 and Friday October 17 for staff to attend the OMA conference.
June through Labour Day, Tuesday to Friday, 10 to 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 11 to 4pm
Costumed Guides on duty July and August 1 to 4pm
September through May, Monday to Friday, 10 to 4 pm.
Tours from 10 to 4pm. Drop in or call the museum for availability.
Office and bookshop hours 10 to 4 pm year round.
The Hutchison House Living Museum is owned and operated by the Peterborough Historical Society.
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Hutchison House now accepts the Canadian Cultural Access Pass. For more information please visit their website www.culturalaccesspass.ca
Hutchison House gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the Peterborough Community Futures Development Corporation, and the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario for the creation of this website.