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

Monday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm
During term time Monday and Tuesday are for schools and pre-booked tours only.

What's on

Unbaalievable August Bank Holiday

28 Aug 2022 - 29 Aug 2022

Hedge laying heritage skills workshop

10 Sep 2022 - 11 Sep 2022

Hedge laying heritage skills workshop

8 Oct 2022 - 9 Oct 2022

Hedge laying heritage skills workshop

5 Nov 2022 - 6 Nov 2022


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!

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.

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