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Canterbury Heritage Museum

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Address: Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NR , England (Formerly Heritage Museum)
Phone Number: 1227 475202
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Well worth a visit.

Interesting and informative museum. Get a joint ticket to cover the Roman museum as well. The museum follows a logical course which is easy to follow and is based in a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 14, 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
158 reviews 158 reviews
71 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Interesting and informative museum. Get a joint ticket to cover the Roman museum as well. The museum follows a logical course which is easy to follow and is based in a very attractive old building.

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Melbourne, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I did not expect a lot from this museum but I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it. Had the place almost to myself on a Thursday afternoon so it was easy to get around. The museum itself is a lovely building and one area just flows into the next, and it is bigger than you think. I... More 

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Orpington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We visited primarily to see Bagpuss and the Clangers, but thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the museum which is very 'hands on' and interesting. The facts really come to life and are illustrated well by large artworks, artifacts and activities to try. I imagine small children will enjoy it as much as we did!

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Great activity for a visit to canterbury on a wet day. Lots to see and do, activities for the children to get involved in too. Shows Canterbury through the ages from early settlers to modern day and has a great section on Bagpuss and Rupert Bear who both began life in or near the town.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Very disappointed was unable to gain access as in a wheelchair NO WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, staff very unhelpful,busy chatting between themselves to offer assistance

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Excellent exhibits from Romans, Tudors, etc, dressing up box for children and opportunities for them to touch and experience some items. My favourite was the information and exhibits on WWII which I thought may not have interested my grand child. She loved it and listening to the social history audio experiences of the local people during the second world war.... More 

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Stavanger, Norway
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8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Now this was much bigger than I expected! I spent most time with the archaeological artifacts in the exhibition, but there was something for everyone here. I really liked the layout, you walk through the whole museum, starting with the oldest part of history, going past Tudor time and the second world war. There were really good hands-on activities for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013 via mobile

I decided to visit this museum in combination with the Roman museum as I was in Canterbury for the day. It was my second time visiting the city so I was looking for more places to visit. I arrived at this museum mid morning on a wednesday and it was deserted. I had the privilege of walking around the entire... More 

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Midlands, UK
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

lots of hands on stuff, great for a rainy afternoon with kids. As an adult I learnt a lot and loved the Oliver Postgate freeze telling the story of Thomas Beckett, best history lesson I ever had!

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Canberra
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29 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

I'm surprised to see that people thought this too child oriented - didnt strike me that way at all. On a rainy day we had prepared to spend time in museums and it was good that we were able to buy a joint ticket with the Roman museum - made it quite economical. This is a museum arranged chronologically (which... More 

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