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Roman Museum

Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
01227 785 575
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Ranked #18 of 53 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: History Museums
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

brilliant little museum to spend 30 minutes away from the tourist hordes . great for bored kids as well as grown ups

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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This museum is built on the site of an original Roman villa - such a thrill! We were enchanted by all the original artifacts unearthed from this very villa or nearby sites. You can also get dress up in a toga! And there is an original room on view with the underfloor heating system revealed, plus an original floor of... More

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Canterbury
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Lots of displays showing Canterbury in roman times with plenty f artefacts found from excavations around the city.

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Surrey, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

A nice collection of Roman artifacts and details about Roman life in Canterbury's first incarnation. Friendly staff. Worth the price of admission.

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Exhibits related not only context of Roman life but clear relationship to Canterbury layout, what life looked like in Canterbury, and then how the artefacts were found in modern Canterbury. Really brought it it life with easy narration and great layout even for disabled access. Perfect little Museum and really helpful, jolly ladies on the staff.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Even though we are interested in Classical ruins, we found the Roman Museum of Canterbury quite boring. The mosaics and the bath on display have a value, though they seem a bit over-protected behind thick panes of glass. The visitor would spend perhaps up to five minutes viewing the mosaic and the Caldarium, read a few speculations and look at... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This again was another Museum of interest. The Romans clearly had a vast knowledge of construction and lived a clean and healthy life when they weren't killing Britons!

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virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Small museum but it makes the most of recreations of shops, clothing, products, weapons, etc. that brings it all to life. We've been to Pompeii and Italy in general. We didn't expect much, but it was pretty decent. Armor and costumes for the kids to try.

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Seneca, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Everything was very clean and well displayed. The price was £8 ($12.80 U.S. at the exchange rate in September 2013) so I was a little disappointed. This sort of display is not my kind of thing - looking through glass cabinets, etc. The neatest things were the mosaic and the Roman floor. If you want to see it all again... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Given the concentration on the religious historical background of the city it is hard to remember other eras... this is a brilliant reminder!

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