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Address: Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
Phone Number: 01227 785 575
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Expensive, Roman excavation good.

I confess that we got free tickets for this but had we paid £8 each I would have been a bit disappointed. It was very small and took no time at all to go around. The artifacts... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
43 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I confess that we got free tickets for this but had we paid £8 each I would have been a bit disappointed. It was very small and took no time at all to go around. The artifacts they had were interesting and I must admit that the Roman excavation was really good. £5 would be nearer the mark.

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Skegness
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79 reviews 79 reviews
57 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

An enjoyable further visit, we took our time to look at the pottery, and to image in where buildings were in the modern city. We particularly like the Roman pavement. Great for history fans.

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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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164 reviews 164 reviews
57 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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58 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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