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Roman Museum

Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
01227 785 575
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Ranked #19 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Type: History Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

About average for a Roman Museum - I've seen worse, but also seen much better. I liked the parts specifically referring to Canterbury, and the Roman market stall reconstructions were amusing (don't know how authentic they are - but good fun for children) - see pics. The excavation bit was disappointing, the (free) display in Waterstone's basement was better.

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Canterbury
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have lived in Canterbury for over 26 years, and have often visited this attraction, which is free to resident card holders and reasonably priced otherwise. The displays are interesting, informative and accessible, however could do with some updating (particularly the computerised graphics depicting the Roman villa layout). I never cease to be amazed at how much history is just... More

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UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

But the Roman remains are not spectacular. What they've got is well presented, and interpreted, and the range of small finds is good, but it lacks the wow factor. An option for a rainy day perhaps.

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london
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Well set out for children without being too dumbed down. Something for everybody. Main feature is the roman pavement but artefacts are fascinating too

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London, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Buy a joint ticket for this and the heritage museum. A bit of overlap between the two however lots to learn about the Roman occupation but only 1 mosaic and not that many genuine roman artefacts.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Leave us with the where-with all for excellent little museum. Not packed with loads of stuff but what they've got is quality. It covers all areas of roman life and they've made the best of what they have with displays supplemented by good reconstructions. It's built 'underground' at roman street level to incorporate the preserved sections of the excavated roman... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

we were expecting a lot more artefacts from the recent excavation findings. a little disappointing. for small kids there are good activities to try out

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Have been twice now and learnt so much both times. The roman pavement is worth the entrance fee itself, amazing! It's fascinating to see what Canterbury was like in Roman times. Presented very well. If your wanting some high tech interactive whizzy museum go elsewhere. Just good old fashioned information nicely presented. Helpful staff, good value for money especially if... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We visited The Roman museum as my year 3 has been studying The Romans. This was a fun back up to what she was learning and my 5 year old also enjoyed it. I would imagine this would be a good place to visit with a school but it's not a big museum and won't give grown ups much extra... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

A really interesting museum. Nice and quiet, staff were friendly and happy to answer questions. You even get to try on the helmets and stuff! Good fun, would even go again.

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