Peterborough Museum Ghost Hunt | East England
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Peterborough Museum Ghost Hunt | East England
Join Haunted Evenings as we explore this former Peterborough Hospital, with it’s original surgery room and dark uninviting Vaults beneath the building to investigate (once used as the hospital mortuary), along with several rooms to break off into, you’ll be testing your bravery as you dabble into the unknown. With so much history to this site it’s little wonder many visitors have encountered strange goings on, staff alike have reported several accounts of ghostly experiences, the building boasts 8 ghosts who have appeared throughout the building. Armed with all the very latest equipment, you will get to experience new and old ghost hunting vigils throughout the night, as well as have an opportunity (for the brave) to go it alone! This is your night and we welcome (and dare you) all to join us on an intense but fun night of ghost hunting at Peterborough Museum. What will you experience?!
The Hauntings at Peterborough Museum…..
Where to start! Down underneath the main building in the Priestgate Vaults, many have reported the sense of unease, from a cold breeze around their shins (reported to be the spirit of a dog that roams the corridor), to deep audible growls, dark shadows lurking in the wine cellar and an unsavoury character who doesn’t like visitors being down there. Others have picked up a connection to a Monk in one of the Vaults and children have been sensed here too. This area used to be a make-shift morgue for the former hospital so it’s little wonder the energy felt down in the Vaults can put people on edge.
Upstairs in the main building is the surgery room (with original theatre style wall tiles and red-brick floor tiles, still present today). it is here many have felt the most heavy of atmosphere’s. Voices have been captured in here with many visitors refusing to spend any length of time in this room.
In other areas of the building, poltergeist activity has been reported, a grey figure of a WWI soldier has been sighted as well as the apparition of a white lady on the Upper floor.
Peterborough Museum History
With history dating back on this site to the 12th Century, starting with likely connections during medieval times to Peterborough Abbey, parts of the museum building date back to the 16th Century when it was first a private Mansion. In 1816, the Grand Georgian building we can see today was built for local magistrate Thomas Cooke who owned the property until 1856, when it was sold to the 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam, who, a year later, allowed the building to become Peterborough’s first city hospital which eventually closed in 1928.
What’s Included on this event?
- Access to all areas of Peterborough Museum including Priestgate Vaults, Original Surgery room, ground, middle and upper floors and access to the servants stairs area (usually closed to the general public)
- History walk around before the fun begins!
- Jam packed night of ghost hunting in all areas listed using different techniques (see “What’s Included” tab below for full details)
- Full use of all the latest paranormal equipment
- Complimentary Tea, Coffee, Hot Chocolate and soft drinks
- Complimentary light snacks
- First Aid Cover
- Fully Insured
Event times | 8.30pm-03.30am
Doors Open | From 8.15pm
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TERMS & CONDITIONS – SUMMARY
*Guests must be aged 18+
*Deposits are strictly non-refundable / non-transferable
*Remaining balances refundable up until 4 weeks before
*No alcohol / illegal substances allowed prior to or during the event
*Guests must bring a torch and wear sensible shoes
*Some parts of the location may not be suitable for people with severe mobility difficulties
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You will receive an order confirmation email once you have successfully placed your order. This is your proof of purchase as we do not send tickets out for our events, instead we operate a Guest List system. On receiving your order you will be automatically added to our guest list. Closer to your event date, you’ll be able to access all welcome information about your event from the “YOUR EVENT” tab from the main menu. This will give you all the information you will need for your night to come, including check in procedures, where to park, when to arrive and what to bring/wear. These details will likely not be available until the week of your event and could be added as late as 48 hours before. If your event is a few weeks away, please keep checking the Your Event tab closer to your event date. Most general information,( google map, arrival times) can be found on the product listing in the meantime.
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*Welcome Meeting with complimentary refreshments (Tea, Coffee, Soft Drinks)
*Walk round of the location with the lights on, pointing out places of interest.
*Guests will then be split into 3 smaller groups to carry out a variety of vigils
*Equipment Vigil. Guests will investigate an area using all the latest paranormal equipment. We will show you how to use all the devices, from thermal imaging cameras to listening devices. We will also see what we capture using voice and video recorders.
* Communication Boards. Guests will move on to another area and use techniques on the Ouija board, Yes|No boards. Equipment will also be available for guests to use during the session.
* Victorian Vigil. Guests will move on to another area and will have a go at using old and new techniques such as Table Tipping, Human Pendulums. We will also carry out EVP experiments, alongside these more traditional style investigations.
* Lone Vigils. Guests brave enough will be given time to re-visit areas of the location unaccompanied. Armed with walkie talkie contact with the team, guests can take any available equipment and conduct their own vigils.
*Group Vigil. Guests wanting to stay close to the team, will finish off the night carrying out a final vigil in the most active part of the location, using the technique that had the best response.
*Complimentary tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available throughout the event.
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“It was a fantastic night, thank you very much!” C.Ward 24.11.19 Source:facebook
“Great evening, first experience of ghost hunting was awesome ☺” D.Burns 24.11.19 Source:facebook
“Had a great night at Peterborough Museum, thanks to all the team who looked after us all, would recommend to anyone to exprience ghost hunting for themselves, thanks again, it’s a night I will never forget and look forward to the next” S.Evo 24.11.19 Source:Google
Thank you for the feedback! – Peterborough Museum 19.01.19
“What a fantastic night, so well organised and professionally executed, you couldn’t have wished for a better night, with activity everywhere it only took my 2 sceptical friends less that an hour to be convinced and after that they and me wanted more. A great fun filled night in an awesome venue. Thanks guys, we’ll be seeing you again soon.” K.Vallis 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“That was 1 of the most amazing nights I have ever witnessed and the cherry on the top was the union Jack flag moving in front of my eyes. A great night and will definitely be attending other nights with yourselves.” S.Firek 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Had a fantastic night thanks to Haunted Evening for letting us share the experience of this building cracking night we will look forward to booking with you again 👀👻x” T.Newman 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Absolutely loved it!!!!” L.Hutchinson 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Got some great photos. Thanks for a great night all. 🙂 see you on the next one.” S.Bowen 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Rich is now a true believer, loved the night and cant wait to go on another!! Best birthday present ever” E.Martin 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“My favourite night so far. You always attract a good bunch of people👌👻” C.Hodson 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Really enjoyable night, plenty happening and very well organised, probably one of the best groups out there!” S.Benton 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“Haunted Evenings are a fantastic paranormal group will definitely be attending another one of there events in the future” C.Bryan 20.01.19 Source:facebook
“What a excellent first ghost hunt cant wait to do it again we went back today in the daylight to have a good look round 👻👻” D.Bray 20.01.19 Source:facebook
Event Summary / Spoiler!
With history dating back on this site to the 12th Century and parts of Peterborough museum dating back to the 16th Century when it was first a private Mansion, its fair to say that last nights Haunted Evenings home has plenty of historical layers to get your teeth into but it doesn’t end there! This Grand Georgian building became Peterborough’s first city hospital from 1857 which eventually closed in 1928.
Having only just investigated this former Hospital last month, we continued our search last night with some fascinating similarities…
Operating theatre : A human pendulum started the night for group 3 up in the original hospitals operating theatre. The room remains as was, with tiled walls and is easy to imagine its former use. During a pre-event walkround a team member sensed a strong energy in the middle of the room and felt that there had been a body on the floor. The first energy sensed during vigil 1, was an 18 year old trainee nurse (with initials H M) who worked there from 1895 to 1907. It was discovered through the human pendulum that she had one child who she gave birth to out of wedlock when she was 23. The group discovered that the baby died shortly after birth because of a Doctors error and that this had been a cover up. The question was asked if the babies body was on the floor and as the guest moved forward for yes, so too did a K2 (EMF meter) spike strongly into life. When checking back through previous investigations, back in January 2019, it’s amazing to discover that a similar story of a medical mishap was covered up (unbeknownst to the team member who investigated the building for the first time last night!). As the night went on, groups 1 and 2 also picked up on the 18 year old female spirit who was present throughout the investigation. The team member did not divulge what had happened during any previous vigils!. 2 guests in seperate vigils experienced light headedness, one having to leave the room.
The Vaults : Down beneath the old Georgian building guests had the delight of spending time investigating a series of vaulted rooms that would have had various uses over time, from storage to a make shift hospital morgue. All 3 groups started their trigger vigil ( a controlled experiment using an array of equipment) in the “coffin vault”. Movement devices pointing out through the doorway triggered for all 3 groups, muffled EVP’s were heard and the names Robert, Norman and Edward were all possible names heard on playback albeit not clear enough to upload.
In the end vault, our music box played during 2 of the 3 vigils, exactly as it had done during last months investigation, with the energy building as it had done previously. Whilst we have yet to determine who is triggering our box, we are building up a picture of the energy down there and left with the impression that they like to play the music devise. A child maybe?
Ground Floor : Our ouija boards were used to investigate the ground floor which included the old kitchen area. Unfortunately the first 2 groups did not experience any movement on the glass however this was at least some kind of consistency! The final ouija session was more fruitful with connections to a female spirit who stated 6 other spirits were around.
All in all a fascinating Haunted Evening with regards to evidence being consistent throughout the evening and with similarities to previous investigations held in January and October!
Thank you to everyone who took part last night, you were all a pleasure to meet and we hope you all enjoyed the experience as much as we did!
Last nights Haunted Evening has rocketed Peterborough Museum into my personal top 3 favourite places to investigate, possibly even making the top spot!
If you know very little about this place, in a nutshell, it’s a large imposing Georgian building that once served as Peterboroughs first hospital and comes complete with original operating theatre, large ward sized rooms spread over 3 floors, old kitchen and a rather impressive set of underground Vaults that, at one time, served as the hospitals mortuary. It is down in the Vaults that this review will particularly focus on but activity occured throughout the building, certainly living up to its claim of being Peterborough’s most haunted building!
So what were some of the highlights?
Movement devices triggering on command down in the vaults. “Get Out” evps and a class A EVP stating “they won’t let me” when we asked for their name. A motion sensored music box playing music on command, people feeling pushed and emotionally aggitated, a loud clear knock on a coffin on command. EMF meters triggering simultaneously. Personal connections made during a human pendulum, a strong male character followed one group, whilst a spirit who liked the ladies came forward during 2 other vigils. So many moments!
The Priestgate Vaults Investigation/vigils :
3 groups, each in turn, spent time down beneath the main building investigating the vaults. With several vaulted rooms to choose from, our starting point for each vigil was in one of the larger vaults containing 2 coffins. For each vigil, the same equipment (made up of movement devices and EMF meters) were placed down in exactly the same place for comparison.
For all 3 investigations, movement was detected from one of the coffins via our vibe pod, by vigil 2, on command, a large knock came from the active coffin and by vigil 3, the spirit was able to light up our vibe pods on one and then on the other, EXACTLY as requested. The energy was building and whilst we gratefully received “Get out” EVP’s from our voice recorders in both vigils 1 and 2, it was during the 3rd and final vigil that the Class A EVP was captured stating “he won’t let me” when we asked if they could tell us their name. Click here to listen!
This in all tense and purposes would have been cracking enough evidence but theres more! Each group moved to Vault number 1, taking with them k2 EMF meters, a vibe pod and a motion sensored music box. Whilst it’s significant to note that the music box stayed silent (therefore detecting nothing) for all groups in the coffin vault, it started to play during vigil 1 (in vault 1) as it pointed towards the doorway. With massive encouragement from the living, this occurred a few times, alongside all 5 K2’s triggering simultaneously. Time to head up for break, we promised the spirit we would bring the music box down later.
During vigil 3, we once again called out and encouraged the spirit to play with the music box in vault 1. 20 mins or so passed with no real signs of spirit energy other than a flicker (of hope) on one of the k2 meters. It was after painstaking calling out and a bucket load of much needed patience, stubbornness and determination that the music box once again started to play a note. The spirit kept trying, the music box kept turning a notch producing a note here and there but at almost 2am the energy from the living was understandably waning and our request for the spirit to play the music box continuously seemed increasingly unlikely. With one last attempt (questionably sheer stubbornness) I asked all guests to rub their hands together to produce additional energy, as we did so, filling the room with energy, the spirit filled the Vault with music, constantly. It may have taken hours to achieve the continuous play but my goodness, what an absolutely memorable experience when it finally happened!. Top spot location for sure!
This magnificent Georgian Mansion and former (1850’s) hospital became Haunted Evenings home last night and I think it is safe to say that we would still be there now investigating if we could! Knocks, footsteps, voices and poltergeist activity! This venue was phenomenal!
Spread out amongst the many rooms and floors on offer, guests took on the challenge of seeking out the paranormal within the cities most haunted building. From the dark vaulted 16th century cellars (known today as the “Priestgate Vaults”), the original dining room, the servants kitchen, the servants stairwells (out of bounds to the general public), through to the original hospital’s operating room and once hospital wards (main museum areas), we certainly had a lot of ground to cover!
Thank you to all that attended last nights Haunted Evening at this fantastic location! Here are just a few of the highlights!
Upper Floors – To cover as much ground as possible, guests were let loose with equipment to see what they could capture alone in almost half the building. Some headed to the upper floor, with its nurses/servants corridor and stairwell whilst others investigated the middle floor.
Middle Floor – During one middle floor vigil, different types of EMF meters were all spiking, indicating a possible strong shift in energy. For one guest in another group, she became tearful in one particular room on the middle floor, which subsided when she left, only for it to happen again several hours later. This seemed to be related to mentioning children.
In a side area, during the same vigil, voices were captured on voice recorders, fairly undecipherable overall but with one possible “cellar” response when we asked where their energy was strongest…..all became apparent later!!
Dining Room – The former dining room, which has never been investigated before, felt a more edgy room to enter. Again, some gravely voices were detected during more than one of the vigils, a possible “Richard” was heard on one EVP and vibe pods lit up for more than one group, detecting movement in the room when we all were seated around the table.
Operating Theatre – In the old surgery room, a few felt uneasy even entering this area. With the original Victorian tiled floors and walls, its the biggest reminder that this building was once a hospital. For one group, a male spirit came forward who had an attachment to a child who had died in his care due to a medical mishap. As the vigil came to an end, a bang was heard in the room that we couldn’t debunk.
Cellar / Vaults – For two out of three groups last night, the cellars (Vaults) was the most active area with some guests entering as skeptics and emerging as fully converted believers!. Firstly, coins were left locked off in one vault that, when checked, had moved during the first vigil of the evening. At the same time, in the “coffin” vault, where all the group were sitting during a call out / trigger vigil, the flag that lay over the coffin moved of its own accord. It has been reported by venue staff that other people have experienced poltergeist activity down in the cellar area so given 2 accounts were experienced of that nature only goes on to strengthen these claims. Although quieter down in the cellars for the last group of the night, all the group were accounted for when muffled but heavy footsteps were heard almost above the vault. It sounded like a singular person walking from the middle of the vault ceiling towards the edge of the room, all guests were sat down at the time!……
Despite all of the experiences throughout the building, the cellar certainly left most with the WOW factor and during freetime most guests made a beeline back to the vaults for one last chance of a further paranormal hit! On behalf of last night’s team, Nat, Sarah & Andy, thank you so much to such a cracking bunch of guests who were clearly up for last nights haunted evening, you guys and gals made the investigation what it was – awesome!
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