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Roman Museum

Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
01227 785 575
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Ranked #18 of 50 attractions in Canterbury
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: History Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Bushey, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great museum, well worth a visit. Reasonably priced, especially if you get a heritage ticket combined.

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Purley, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

After visiting the Cathedral I had probably been a bit spoilt but I have to say on a like for like basis I would say this Museum was a bit expensive for what it was. I would say you could get round this easily in less than 30 minutes though if you have children there are some more interactive areas... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I was prepared to be fascinated by what the Romans did when they founded a fort on the river Stour at what is now Canterbury. One hopes that future excavation will bring up more information--there are some examples of Roman cultural artifacts on display, but not enough to justify the cost of admission. The information seemed more generic than specific... More

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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
114 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Located beneath shops in the centre of town the museum is based around some large Roman remains that have been uncovered, including some parts of a mosaic. The museum tells the history of the Roman's in Canterbury from their arrival to the destruction and abandonment of the town after their departure

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Ghent, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

The museum is excellent : well laid out, easy to follow and clear indications of artefacts, clothing, etc. but the most wonderful thing must be the rather big part of mosaic road that looks as if it were only built yesterday. Great for wheelchair users !

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Surrey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Good little museum with some very interesting artefacts and displays. It shows how Canterbury would have been in Roman times. Worth a visit and reasonable priced.

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Wakefield
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114 reviews 114 reviews
75 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Interesting displays particularly the mosaics, but these could have been more clearly displayed. Have been to better museums.

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Small museum packed with information and artefacts from local digs. It is build on the site of a large villa which was discovered after the area was bombed in the last war. The highlight was seeing the ruins and the mosaic flooring and the fact that we were underground which was street level at one time. Well laid out with... More

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Essex
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60 reviews 60 reviews
11 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014 via mobile

'What did the Romans ever do for us?' The museum gives you a great introduction to warm air heating. Very well laid out facility. Recommended

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Peebles, Scotland, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

After the blitz, archaeologists discovered Roman ruins, and this museum is built around them. Fascinating and well worth a visit.

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