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Canterbury Roman Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Finally made the visit

After several trips to Canterbury, we visited the Roman Museum. We enjoyed learning more about the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Eugene, Oregon
Small, but Informative

Interesting museum and a place that is also useful for kids. It was interesting to see that the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Austin, Texas
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Canterbury Roman Museum’s story began on what appeared to be a rather unremarkable day in 1868. When workmen, digging trenches for a new drainage system, reached eight feet below street level they unwittingly unearthed a beautifully preserved Roman...more
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11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After several trips to Canterbury, we visited the Roman Museum. We enjoyed learning more about the great historical record of the area, seeing the nicely presented artifacts, and the Roman mosaics and tiles- truly gives you a sense of the era. We thought it was...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Interesting museum and a place that is also useful for kids. It was interesting to see that the museum was at the level it would have been in Roman times which was a long way below today’s street level. They gave a clear history of...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2018

Lots of displays about Roman Canterbury with interesting information, as well as as the Roman remains behind glass

Thank June W
Reviewed 4 October 2018

If you love Roman history and Roman mosaics you will enjoy this small but excellent museum. The displays are presented in a way which makes them accessible to children without patronising adult visitors, and include the interesting story of the discovery and excavation of the...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Always suckers for history, went down and were very pleasantly surprised by the information on offer. Take time to read the boards and displays

Thank chris p
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a well worth a visit site in the center of the town. Well laid out with an impressive collection of artifacts from the era of Roman occupation. There is an excellent display showing the extent of the Roman city that still lies beneath...More

Thank Mike3521
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This museum is worth a visit for different reasons. First of all, it’s fun for kids:dressing up, hands on history and literally going down into history as the museum is, logically, in the basement, because ground level has risen since antiquity (one of the very...More

Thank Zubkow
Reviewed 14 September 2018

Loved the ideas there for the kids to get involved with, and the replicas created to show life in those times

Thank Sam S
Reviewed 1 September 2018

Full of Roman interesting and amazing things. Hard to believe they were so advanced with such gifted craftsmen and artists. The Museum really tells us their story all those years ago.

Thank russday2018
Reviewed 1 September 2018

As both kids take Latin, this was a surprisingly fun place for them. There are many artifacts from Roman Canterbury, and well presented in various rooms by date and by function. For example the kitchen area has replicated the era. There are, obviously, Latin inscriptions...More

Thank PhilViking
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13 March 2018|
Response from Holly B | Property representative |
Hi David, Entrance charges to Canterbury Roman Museum are as follows; Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £6.00 (Senior Citizens/Students) Children: FREE (Maximum of two children per paying adult) Canterbury District Residents... More