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July 30, 2021

Peterborough, Kawartha, Northumberland Online Scavenger Hunt

Deadline: July 31st, 2021, 5pm EST

As the province is opening and everyone is out exploring again we encourage you to see all the exciting attractions this region has to offer. Explore the attractions' websites to find the answers. Forms can be found down below ...


Now Open!

Tours of the museum are now available. Please call in advance to book a tour.

Our Bookshop will be available for phone orders and curbside pickup only at this time.

Our Covid-19 procedures are available here.

For more information  please call the museum office at 705-743-9710.

Please note that while Hutchison House Museum continues to adhere to health and safety guidelines to keep you safe, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. By being in public spaces like the Hutchison House Museum, you voluntarily assume the risks related to exposure.


Welcome to Hutchison House

The Hutchison House Living Museum, located at 270 Brock Street, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada.

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.

Hutchison House has something for everyone. 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.

At Hutchison House, we regularly host events that are open to the community. For more information about upcoming events, consult our Events Calendar or contact us for more information.

Scottish Tea

Beginning Saturday, July 3rd until Saturday September 4, 2021, Scottish Teas will be available on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sittings are at 1pm, 2pm, or 3pm. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. There will be NO drop ins allowed at this time. Registration for the teas must be completed at least 12 hours in advance. All teas will be served on the terrace. In the event of inclimate weather, teas will be cancelled and the visitors will be notified and rescheduled or provided a full refund. All teas must be paid for at the time of booking. Full refunds will be given if cancelled within 48 hours of your visit. Vistors will receive a 50% refund if they cancel within 24 hours. No refund will be given if you do not come to your appointed time. Each sitting is alotted 45 minutes to allow for cleaning between visitors. Please call the museum to register or if you have further questions.

Scottish Tea is served on the terrace in the historic garden or indoors in inclement weather. Tea includes fresh baked scones, preserves, whipped cream, oatcakes, and a choice of tea, lemonade, or iced tea. Complimentary tours of the 1840s house have resumed following the reopening of the province in Stage 3. The cost for tea is $10.00 for adults and youth, $5.00 for children between 6 and 10 years of age, and free for children 5 and under.

Museum Hours

The museum will be CLOSED August 2nd for the civic holiday.

The museum office is open by appointment only. Staff will be in the museum Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.

Bookshop orders are by phone and curbside pickup.

Tours are by appointment only. Please call the museum to book a tour. We encourage single household groups to book to ensure proper social distancing.  Costumed interpreters are available Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday afternoons.

Museum Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students (6-18). Admission is free for children 5 and under.

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

Hutchison House is a member of the Kawartha Bingo Sponsors Association. Information on bingos and events in support of local charities click here.

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.

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