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May 11, 2021

I Spy Contest Ends

Thank you to everyone who played I spy with us over our social media chanels. Winner of the Heritage Luncheon certificate was Catharine Dibben. Winner of the Scottish Tea Certificate is Rhonda Murphy. Winners will be contacted about their prizes.

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Hutchison House Museum is once again closedto the public.

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

Please look at our News and Events page for updates  as well as our digital resources.

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 Museu, 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.

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.

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 Wednesday, July 15th until Saturday September 5, 2020, 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 12hours 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 recieve 50% refund if cancelled within 24 hours. No refund will be given if you do not come to your appointed time.  Each sitting is alotted 45 min to allow for cleaning between visitors. Please call the museum to register or if you have further questions.

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 $10.00 for adults and youth, $5.00 for children under 10 years of age.

Museum Hours

The museum will be CLOSED Friday April 2 to Monday April 5 for the Easter Holiday.

Museum office by appointment only. Staff will be in the museum Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm.

Bookshop orders by phone and curbside pick up.

Tours are available Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 4pm by appointment only.

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 Bingo's 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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