What to expect from a visit to Peterborough’s archaeology park which opened this week
Peterborough’s Bronze Age attraction Flag Fen Archaeology Park has reopened for visitors - encouraging visitors to enjoy the great outdoors.
A phased reopening of the world-famous site – in line with Government guidelines – will initially see the parkland at Flag Fen welcoming visitors to explore its prehistoric landscape, for those who like a stroll out in the open.
The Visitor Centre, gift shop and restrooms have all re-opened and limited takeaway food is on offer.
The buildings that house artifacts and exhibitions will remain closed until further guidelines permit their reopening.
Visitors can enjoy 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.
Sarah Wilson, heritage and arts programming manager at City Culture Peterborough, said: “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.”
There is ample, free parking at Flag Fen and the attraction is open from 10am until 4pm.