Discover Flag Fen, famous for its ancient Bronze Age archaeology. Follow the footsteps of our ancestors and explore the reconstructed prehistoric landscape and discover treasures from over 3000 years ago.

How to find us

The Droveway, Northey Road, Peterborough, PE6 7QJ

Opening times

Friday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Open Monday - Friday for schools and pre-booked tours only.

What's on

Storytime with Santa this December

9 Dec 2023 - 23 Dec 2023

Family Activities

Flag Fen Fledglings (Age 3+)

19 Jan 2024 - 15 Mar 2024

Forest School - Winter Woodland

21 Jan 2024 - 10:00 - 11:30

Home Educators Morning

1 Mar 2024 - 10:00 - 12:00

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What to see

The park that you can visit today was first laid out in 1987 on the site of the earlier platform excavation, becoming a place for experimental archaeology and for public engagement. The Archaeology Park has since grown to cover almost the entire length of the causeway, making it an important haven for archaeology and wildlife, protecting the site from urban and agricultural disturbance.


The story of Flag Fen begins in 1971 when excavations ahead of the construction of Peterborough New Town revealed an almost intact Bronze Age landscape, which ran along the edge of the drained fen.


Flag Fen Archaeology Park sits in the midst of a unique Bronze Age landscape that has revealed a mysterious timber causeway and platform made by people 3,500 years ago. At the heart of the Flag Fen basin and steeped in pre-history, the park is also a place for nature to survive and thrive.


We offer a wide and varied programmes to support pupils’ learning of all ages. Can’t see what you’re looking for? Contact us and we’ll see what we can do!

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