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Canterbury Roman Museum

11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 785575
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This is built over the foundations of a part of Roman Canterbury and is amazing to see the road and... read more

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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 floor mosaic. Fast-forward to the aftermath of the Second World War, when excavations began under the cellars of shops destroyed by bombing, and another startling discovery was made. Archaeologists had just revealed an under-floor heating system, wall paintings, and a dazzling mosaic corridor. The site was no longer an isolated floor mosaic, but the remains of a very large, and no doubt very costly, Roman Town House. Over time a museum arose to encompass the remains and preserve what is now known to be one of the UK’s only remaining in situ Roman pavement mosaics and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Canterbury Roman Museum is Kent’s only Roman Museum; providing a fascinating and family-friendly insight into life in Roman Britain. Visitors can explore Canterbury’s history, wander through the marketplace and discover hidden treasures as they step back, and down, to the streets of Roman Canterbury…
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is built over the foundations of a part of Roman Canterbury and is amazing to see the road and mosaics in sittue. There is a good kids interactive section at the end of the display.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Canterbury Roman Museum Canterbury Stepping into Canterbury's Past 594546457 The Canterbury Roman Museum offers an amazing glimpse of ancient times, when Roman soldiers controlled all the territory. The artifacts which remain in the museum are impressive. It leaves you with a deep respect for the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Roman Museum is on one of the side streets near the Cathedral - the street signs are a bit confusing, as they point to somewhere in the middle of the main road, and you need to walk down the side street to see the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the time we spent in the museum, plenty to learn about Roman life and all the artefacts were well displayed. The Roman pavement and mosaics were definitely my highlight but there were plenty of things to read and see. The place was hard...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a very nice visit. They have some great artifacts that I highly recommend seeing. The two swords and the story is great! The pathway is neat to see but since I had been to Pompeii before, I was a bit disappointed. If you haven't...More

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

This is a nice little museum that gives a good account of Canterbury during the Roman period. They have a variety of Roman artifacts discovered in the area during various construction projects. There are a various of displays with life-sized figures showing daily life in...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

I hadn’t noticed this museum on my first visit to Canterbury but discovered it when I returned . Very interesting history and lots of information about Canterbury’s roman past. They save the best till last with the mosaic flooring and Roman central heating. Quite small...More

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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Several hidden gems including a pathway of mosaic flooring. the museum appears to run under several shops and therefore its size is bigger than it would first appear. Interesting aspects of Roman life including how to make sandals from one piece of leather. Good access...More

Thank robert s
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

This museum is a really interesting place to visit, learned a lot and would be great for kids. Only downside is the admission price is very overpriced for what you get.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

There were some interesting exhibits, particularly the roadway and underfloor heating but there really wasn’t enough to justify the admission price.

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david_parsons39
13 March 2018|
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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
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