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About Flag 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.

Flag Fen Archaeology Park is a fascinating place where visitors can see remains of the well-preserved mysterious causeway and explore the prehistoric site packed full of amazing stories. Visit the museum to see one of the earliest wheels discovered in Britain, experience what life was like in a Bronze Age round house and children can have a go at archaeology in ‘The big dig’ – a mock-up of an archaeological dig.


Plan your visit

Step back into pre-history and discover what life was like from the Bronze Age right up to the Romans, while soaking up the natural beauty of the Fens.

Enjoy our family-friendly walking trail, experience the reconstructed Bronze Age roundhouse, visit the mysterious timber causeway and marvel at one of the earliest known examples of a wheel found in England. Top it all off with a relaxing light lunch and treat in our café with veranda over a moat, while younger children let of some steam in our play area.

Opening Times & Admissions

Wednesday to Sunday*, 10am - 4pm
School holidays and bank holidays - open daily, 10am - 4pm

(last admission 3.15pm)

Annual pass tickets are valid for multiple visits for one day and one year from the date of issue, so you can use your ticket again and again. This includes a programme of events and activities throughout the year**.

* Open term time Monday and Tuesday for schools and pre-booked tours only.

** Small charges may apply to activities at some events.

** Excluding special ticketed events.

Single visit

Annual pass

Adults

£6

£10

Children

£3

£5

Family (2 adults and up to 3 children)

£15

£25

Carer

Free

Free

How to get here

Peterborough, Peterborough, England, PE6 7QJ
By foot and bicycle

We are located 3 miles outside Peterborough City Centre. Pedestrians can access the site via the riverside walk, which is part of the national cycle network, route 63.

Click here for information about the cycle routes

Bicycle racks can be found to the right of the visitor centre. Flag Fen Archaeology Park is not responsible for theft or damage to bicycles or property left on site.

By car

Flag Fen is located 3 miles outside of Peterborough City Centre.

On arrival you will find a spacious gravel car park, with marked accessible parking spaces in front of the Visitor Centre. Coach parking is available on site for private tours and school visits. Google Maps


By bus

Currently there are no bus services directly to Flag Fen. We are a one-hour walk from the central bus terminus at Queensgate Bus Station. For information on bus timetables and routes please click here.

By rail

We are a one-hour walk from Peterborough Rail Station or a 20-minute cycle ride. Taxis are available from the rail station. Further information

Additional information

Accessibility

The site is fully accessible for wheelchairs, mobility scooters and pushchairs.

Due to the abundance of wildlife around the site, only guide dogs can accompany their two-legged companions.

Facilities

Free parking.

Youngsters can enjoy a fun time in our outside children’s play area.

Remember your visit by buying a souvenir from the gift shop inside the visitor centre, which is open between 10am – 4pm.

Toilets including baby-changing facilities can be found in the visitor centre.

COVID-19

There is no requirement to pre-book in advance. Please be advised that queueing may be required during busy periods.

Please do not visit if you or anyone you live with have COVID-19 symptoms, such as a temperature or a new, persistent cough.

Find out more about changes we’ve made to help keep you safe.

Feeling Peckish?

If the sun is shining, why not bring a picnic and enjoy the tranquil setting in the great outdoors? Lay your picnic blanket in a quiet spot on the site or sit on one of our wooden benches overlooking the visitor centre.

Enjoy a selection of savoury and sweet dishes, and hot and cold drinks, at the café inside the visitor centre. There are plenty of tables inside and outside on the patio to tuck into your post-visit treat.

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