Online puzzles linked to Peterborough's history
We know you can't visit us at the moment but, while we're apart, we have created some jigsaws from our favourite items in the collection. Here are some tips for you to make each one work.
- To see the complete image, click (or tap) the picture icon in the middle of the bar at the top of the puzzle.
- If you would like to make the puzzle harder or easier, you can change the number of pieces.
- Either:Click/tap on the square grid icon on the left in the pop up before you begin, or -
- Once you have started, you can click/tap on the three lines in the top left corner and choose 'Modify this Puzzle'.
- To make the puzzle full screen, click/tap the square icon at the top right, next to the question mark.
Felicity the Fox
Peterborough Museum has a large collection of taxidermy, including this fox. It dates to the Museum’s origins as Peterborough Natural History, Scientific and Archaeology Society. Victorians were very interested in collecting objects from the natural world, and taxidermy was one of the ways they did this.
A Concert Party
This was painted in around 1650, by Dutch artist Abraham van der Schoor. There is a lot of symbolism in this painting. The lute symbolises lovers wooing each other, and braided hair is a sign of earthly love.
This tea caddy was made by the prisoners of war at Norman Cross. It is made from straw marquetry. This decorative technique uses strips of straw like a wooden veneer to create patterns like the beautiful floral ones seen here.
Here are some of the Soay sheep from Flag Fen. They are the nearest breed today to the sheep prehistoric people would have kept.
These were found at Flag Fen. It is a pair of bronze shears and their wooden box. The waterlogged soil at Flag Fen mean that the wood could be preserved.
Flag Fen Roundhouse
This is a replica of a Bronze Age roundhouse excavated at Fengate. Roundhouses were where Bronze Age people lived. The roundhouse is circular, with walls made of wattle and daub, which is clay, straw and dung layered on top of woven branches. The roof is thatched, and covered with a layer of turf.
This view of Cathedral Square was painted in the eighteenth century by an artist called Nathan Fielding. He was based in Yorkshire and London but painted other pictures locally, including other views of Peterborough and Stamford.
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