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

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
13 helpful votes 13 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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56 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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Newport, United Kingdom
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14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

After we finally found the museum (could see the signs and could see it on the Smartphone, but we just couldn't find it!), we found the staff extremely welcoming and friendly. It is well laid out, very clean (which is why I am assuming it is new) but honestly not a lot of hands on stuff (which we are used... More

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Wigan
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38 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The museum is small but well presented, but there are much better Roman exhibits you can go to, especially as you have to pay to vist this one. The actual Roman room flooring and heating were OK but have seen better. Was fairly quiet when I went so went round the exhibits a couple of times but soon saw everything... More

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