Discover the world of City Culture Peterborough

City Culture Peterborough (CCP) delivers a year-round programme of events across our venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric. You can take a look at the different opportunities available through our wide range of services designed to entertain you.

There are so many things for you to see and do in Peterborough. From our Museum and Art Gallery, Cathedral and heritage, to music and entertainment and green spaces, Peterborough is an exciting city with an abundance of arts and culture for everyone to enjoy.

Take a look at the range of services we offer for people come from near and are to find out more about the city.

Who are City Culture?

City Culture Peterborough Ltd is responsible for the Management of three key provisions across the city of Peterborough: Peterborough Museum & Art Gallery, Peterborough Libraries, Archives & BIPC services and Flag Fen Archaeology Park.

City Culture Peterborough is a not-for-profit organisation.

City Culture Peterborough delivers a year-round programme of events across our venues and beyond to promote the city’s cultural fabric.

The day-to-day operation of the organisations are run by department managers. There is also a Board of Directors responsible for corporate governance of the business.

The organisation is privileged to have a team of Directors who bring a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and experience to lead the organisation.

How to support City Culture Peterborough

There are a number of ways in which you can get involved and support City Culture Peterborough.
Use our services

The best way you can support us is visit our venues and use our services. This will show our team, our partners and those organisations who fund our services just how much you value the things we do.


We are often looking for volunteers to help us with a range of roles to help our visitors and service users enjoy their experience.


You can help us by making a financial donation that will benefit people who use our services. Email to find out how you can make a donation to the service of your choice.

Meet our Directors

Claire Higgins MBE

Claire Higgins MBE is the Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes. She joined the organisation in 2004 and was appointed Chief Executive in November 2014. Claire spent seven years as Executive Regional Director for Housing 21, a national housing and care provider for older people before joining Cross Keys Homes.

Claire is the Vice Chair of the Board of PlaceShapers, holds the Chair of Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough and is a member of the board of Evera. Locally, Claire is involved with a number of partner organisations. She is Vice Chair of City College Peterborough, Chair of City Culture in Peterborough, the Chair of Peterborough Keys Academy Trust, and the Chair of Safer Peterborough Partnership , the city’s multi agency crime and disorder reduction partnership.

In 2021, Claire was awarded an MBE for services to housing in recognition of a career dedicated to bringing affordable homes and support to the communities who need them.

Dr Francis Pryor MBE

Dr Francis Pryor is an English archaeologist specialising in the study of the Bronze and Iron Ages in Britain. He was fundamental to the discovery and excavation of Flag Fen. Francis is well known for his frequent appearances on the Channel 4 television series Time Team.

He studied at Eton College before going on to study archaeology at Trinity College, Cambridge. He moved to Canada, where he worked as a technician at the Royal Ontario Museum for a year before returning to Britain.

He has now retired from full-time field archaeology, but still appears on television and writes books as well as being a working sheep farmer.

Tom Hennessy

Tom Hennessy is the Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough (OP) the organisation responsible for driving economic growth to the city of Peterborough and working with local businesses to increase job creation, innovation and skills development initiatives.

Tom joined Opportunity Peterborough in 2014 from Cambridgeshire County Council’s Growth & Economy Unit where he was Project Lead for Inward Investment.

Tom holds an MSc Development Management and Executive MBA and is a Member of the Institute of Economic Development.

Dr Pat Carrington MBE

Dr Pat Carrington MBE is the Chief Executive of City Culture Peterborough Ltd. Pat was appointed to the role of Chief Executive when the organisation was formed in October 2020.

Pat is also Principal/Chief Executive at City College Peterborough. She joined the college in 2005 and was appointed Principal in 2011. Pat holds the post of Assistant Director for Cambridgeshire Skills/Cambridgeshire County Council. Pat has served as the voluntary chair of HOLEX, a network of over 120 adult and community learning providers.

Pat was awarded the MBE in 2017 for her services to further education and to the community in Peterborough.

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