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Canterbury Heritage Museum - CLOSED

Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NR, England
+44 1227 475202
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A wonderful museum in a fabulous building. As with many of Canterbury's gems, very poorly promoted... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2017
london, england
Canterbury through the Ages

Located in a very early building with its exposed beams, very near the main street, the museum... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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This remarkable building, housing the museum's vast collection, has lived through six centuries of the city's history. Rebuilt in its current form in 1373, it stands today as one of Canterbury's finest surviving medieval buildings. On arrival visitors are taken on a journey through time from the days when mammoths walked our coastlines to the Second World War bombings in Canterbury. From Anglo-Saxon treasures and rare Tudor finds to the 'Invicta' steam engine and even the original Bagpuss, this double-story museum and its collections capture the eclectic character of Canterbury and the wonderful things that make it the historical and cultural centre it is today.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NR, England
+44 1227 475202

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

A wonderful museum in a fabulous building. As with many of Canterbury's gems, very poorly promoted (including the forthcoming closure - not even a sign about this outside, as the management clearly doesn't want to encourage too many visitors in its remaining days....). It resides...More

1  Thank homelover
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Located in a very early building with its exposed beams, very near the main street, the museum offers a walk through Canterbury history from the beginning through to modern times. As you walk round the museum so the point in time increases. Best to get...More

Thank Davidctc
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We found out about the Heritage Museum when we went to the Canterbury Roman Museum as we managed to get entrances to both places for £12 per person. There are lots of things to explore here from the origins of Canterbury as a pilgrim city...More

Thank Tasneem_A_London
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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

A thorough and comprehensive guide to the history of Canterbury. A lot of information applicable to a variety of places across the country about a number of different periods of British history. We really enjoyed it and there are great interactive bits for children to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Set in this astonishing ancient building with amazing exposed oak beams the planning that must have gone in to the exhibition is to be applauded, it has something for everyone and children must love it. it closes at 5pm and we got there at 4pm...More

Thank darnoc2511
Reviewed 13 August 2017

On a walk through the gardens and over small bridge to Water Lane you come across this local museum it was shut when we walked past but looked interesting. Check times,nice area with views.

Reviewed 6 August 2017

Set in an architecturally very nice building the museum gives a good insight into Canterbury's history through the ages. Not too many artifactts but well arranged and explained. The Mazers are impressive.

1  Thank WillStaffordshire
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

A range of local history stuff which explains Canterbury's past from Roman times through to WW2 bombing. But the star of the show is bagpuss. The original bagpuss who was created locally. Magic - for those of us of a certain age!

Thank NorthEastMe999
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Well set out chronologically and beautiful old building too. Bagpuss and Clangers a bonus. Who would have thought so many children's programs had a local link to Canterbury ?

Thank Moira111
Reviewed 17 July 2017

At last the museum was open when we were in Canterbury, and we enjoyed the exhibits on the history of Canterbury, from Prehistoric through Roman times, to WWII. We hadn't been for years and were glad to see it's now open Wednesday to Sunday in...More

Thank Patricia M
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