Just beyond Peterborough's eastern industrial area on the edge of the Fens is one of Britain's most remarkable Bronze Age archaeological sites; five lines of wooden posts leading to a 3,500- year-old timber ceremonial platform, a sort of Stonehenge of the Fens. Discovered in the early 1980s by Time Team's Dr Francis Pryor, part of the monument can be seen, as it was originally excavated, in the Preservation Hall, which has been built around it. The Mere, an artificial lake and wildlife sanctuary, was constructed to protect these internationally important remains underwater. A unique collection of finds such as England's oldest wheel, bronze weaponry and early examples of Celtic art are displayed in the site's floating museum on the lake.
Kids can pick up a copy of the prehistoric detective quiz booklet for 50p. Basketwork, textiles and other reproduction artefacts can be picked up and touched while exploring the turf-roofed roundhouses of the Bronze Age village. The flock of soay sheep are a prehistoric breed and particularly popular. The gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs. There are regular programmes of family activities, ancient craft workshops and special …