Hutchison House Scottish Tea

Built in 1837, Hutchison House is a living history museum in downtown Peterborough. Built by the community for Dr. John Hutchison and his family as a means to keep the doctor from moving away, this building has long been an important piece of local history.

Beginning in July the museum will host our popular Scottish Tea program. Served on the terrace in the period garden the teas include fresh baked scones, preserves, whipped cream, oatcakes, and tea, lemonade, or iced tea. Complimentary tours of the 1840s restored stone house are included. The cost for tea is $10.00 for adults and youth, $5.00 for children under 10 years of age. 

Scottish Teas will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. Sittings are at 1:00, 2:00 or 3:00 pm. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Registration for the Teas must be completed at least 12 hours in advance. 

The museum is wheelchair accessible to the terrace, the historic 1840s open-hearth kitchen, temporary exhibit space, bookshop and an accessible washroom. A virtual tour of the upper floors is available. At Hutchison House, we regularly host events that are open to the community. For more information about upcoming events, consult our Events Calendar online or contact us to register or if you have questions about the Teas or the museum’s COVID-19 procedures.