Flag Fen Ready to Welcome Visitors from Next Week

Posted on: 07/04/2021

People will be able to enjoy springtime walks at Flag Fen Archaeology Park when Peterborough’s Bronze Age attraction opens for visitors in line with government guidelines from 12 April.

A phased reopening of the world-famous site will initially see the parkland at Flag Fen welcoming visitors to explore its prehistoric landscape. The Visitor Centre, gift shop and restrooms will also be open and limited takeaway food will be on offer.

The buildings that house artifacts and exhibitions will remain closed until further guidelines permit their reopening.

Visitors can look forward to a new walking trail, which highlights fun activities for all the family, including spotting some of the wonderful wildlife. The trail leaflet can be picked up on entry to Flag Fen or downloaded via a QR code at the attraction.

Walkers are reminded that dogs are not permitted due to the large number of sheep on the parkland, but owners with assistance dogs are welcome.

Cyclists looking for a stop-off on the city’s Green Wheel cycle route, which runs past the front of Flag Fen, are also welcome and can use bike racks at the attraction.

Upon arrival visitors are requested to wash their hands with provided hand sanitiser and a Test & Trace scheme will also be in place.

There is ample, free parking at Flag Fen and the attraction is open, on 12 April onwards, from 10am until 4pm.

“Flag Fen has been closed for a year and we know people have missed visiting. There’s a focus now more than ever before on the benefits of exercise in green open spaces. The parklands that surround the attraction are perfect for a good walk.
We’ve taken every careful step to ensure Flag Fen is safe for people to visit, which includes adjusting our opening times and managing the number of people simultaneously permitted to be inside the main building.
“I strongly encourage anyone to visit and enjoy what Flag Fen has to offer and to find out about what we have in store in the coming months. For example, while restrictions remain, we are planning free online talks by archaeologists on some amazing objects and exciting discoveries from sites across the country.”

- Sarah Wilson, Heritage and Arts Programming Manager at City Culture Peterborough

Additional Information

About Flag Fen

  • Flag Fen Archaeology Park is home to a unique ancient wooden monument built as a place of worship and ritual by prehistoric people 3,300 years ago. This kilometre-long wooden causeway and platform is perfectly preserved in the wetland.
  • More than 60,000 upright timbers and 250,000 horizontal planks are buried under the ground along with many swords and personal items given as offerings to the watery fen.
  • The site is also home to an abundance of wildlife owing to the variety of habitats, which includes extensive grassland, traditionally managed hedgerows and woodland and a freshwater mere (lake). Flag Fen is located on the outskirts of Peterborough, towards Whittlesey. For more information, telephone: 01733 864468 or visit Facebook

About City Culture Peterborough Ltd.

  • Created in 2020, City Culture Peterborough’s mission is to make Peterborough’s rich arts, culture, heritage, library and archives services accessible, engaging and enjoyable for the Peterborough community.
  • Through a year-round programme of events across a diverse portfolio of venues, City Culture Peterborough is committed to working with partners and local organisations to make sure Peterborough’s proud cultural fabric continues to thrive in the city.
  • City Culture Peterborough Limited is part of City College Peterborough, who provide education and training services for the city.

Media contact

Pep Cipriano, Communications and Marketing Manager

City College Peterborough | City Culture Peterborough

Telephone: 01733 761361 ext. 359


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