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Roman Museum

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Address: Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
Phone Number: 01227 785 575
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Small, But Perfectly Formed!

This little museum is a gem of a place! It is a little difficult to find, but it is definitely worth the effort. Despite being underground, the museum provides the sensation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
BronwynH621
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

This little museum is a gem of a place! It is a little difficult to find, but it is definitely worth the effort. Despite being underground, the museum provides the sensation of being light and airy. There is a lift, although it may not be large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. The story boards on the walls use large print... More 

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Folkestone, England
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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

I came here once in my childhood, when it was called "The Roman Pavement". The entrance was hard to find and it was dull and dingy, while there was little information about the mosaics. The relatively new museum really brings the past to life, and there is a corner for the kiddies to learn about the Romans, something I would... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Another freebie for local residents with a card. A little bare, and totally lacking in interaction on the day we went. Children enjoyed it enough, but a bit boring for adults.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The museum is hard to find - we had walked along the street a few times before finding it, however staff said that they are getting more signage soon. If you buy a ticket for this and the Heritage Museum it is very good value. The museum is underground the city and set out very well for both adults and... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well layed out with an amazing collection of artifacts. It covers Pre and Post Romanwith some fascinating details. Incredible how deep the Roman levels are below todays street level.

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

A nice museum highlighting the now hidden Roman Canterbury, a family favourite I have been many times and will always visit here. Expensive to enter but important museum that needs to remain open.

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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158 reviews 158 reviews
56 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I were on the verge of quitting after searching for 20 minutes, but we had pre-paid tickets; even the locals that worked within a building of this place didn't know it was here. It really needs to be marked better. Once inside, I thought it was one of the very best interpretations of a Roman museum I... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The museum is essentially a presentation of artefacts found in archeological digs that given an insight into what Roman Canterbury might have been like. Interesting enough but not a lot here and expensive for what you get. Ok if you've got a free hour to use but not a must see.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum, lots to see and things to do. Advance booking and discounts available. Will keep you busy for around an hour - roughly. Enjoyable for kids too, well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great way to appreciate Canterbury and its significance from the olden days to the hear and now. Displays of Roman treasures and artefacts with clear explanations of their relevance, including an original mosaic floor. Wonderful way to teach the kids a history lesson.

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