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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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London, United Kingdom
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194 reviews 194 reviews
114 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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75 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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42 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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11 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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London
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12 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

A great museum which takes you through the history of Roman Canterbury. What we loved about it was the fact that the Roman era was put into context: it was Roman-focused, of course, but not to the exclusion of making it clear what went before and what came afterwards in terms of Canterbury's fascinating history. The pictures which portrayed the... More

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Everything from Roman coins, spoons, bowls to tiles clothing etc Children can try on clothes. Very educational and fun.

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Being from Scotland My family were on the other side of Hadrian's Wall when the Romans inhabited Canterbury.My friend and I felt this admittedly small museum was good value.It took an hour to walk round to read about the different exhibits with the glassware being of special interest.For kids the opportunity to dress up in a toga or Roman soldier's... More

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