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Roman Museum

Address: Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
Phone Number: 01227 785 575
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Ranked #18 of 52 Attractions in Canterbury
Type: History Museums, Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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Auckland, New Zealand
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61 reviews 61 reviews
52 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

The museum is essentially a presentation of artefacts found in archeological digs that given an insight into what Roman Canterbury might have been like. Interesting enough but not a lot here and expensive for what you get. Ok if you've got a free hour to use but not a must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Really enjoyed this museum, lots to see and things to do. Advance booking and discounts available. Will keep you busy for around an hour - roughly. Enjoyable for kids too, well worth a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great way to appreciate Canterbury and its significance from the olden days to the hear and now. Displays of Roman treasures and artefacts with clear explanations of their relevance, including an original mosaic floor. Wonderful way to teach the kids a history lesson.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

kids will really enjoy this museum and learn lots about the Romans - to be honest, not much to keep adults amused. If I had paid full price, i would have thought "bit pricey" - but lots vouchers available and then its well worth 45 mins

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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We have been to many museums over the years and this was quite acceptable. It was clean and well presented but rather clinical. The only interactive area was where children could try on Roman clothes. There were many information boards to read. And objects in glass cabinets but after a while these feel boring just by the repetitive nature of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was well laid out and interesting but easy to miss down a side street. The original gloor of the Roman house was fascinating.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It's very interesting but a small museum with lots of reading to do. There is one tv monitor screen with a short non animated viewing with no sound- hardly worth being there. There is a small hands on area where you can touch replicas and try on togas and helmets. We had a groupon voucher at a much reduced cost,... More 

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Fort St. John, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The layout is very good, neat and clean,displays are great,spent about 3 hours just looking at the exhibits. Took lots of photos,Pleasant staff.Learned a lot about the area in Roman times.

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Ramsgate
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

the entrance fee is far too expensive, only a small museum, can get round in 30 mins, ok if you have younger children as there was drawing and sword making ( making swords from card and foil) not much good for teenagers the only interesting thing was the old roman road and the roman heating, may as well go to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The Museum is centrally located in Canterbury City Centre. The artefacts on show were really well explained as was how the City looked in Roman times. Our kids really enjoyed "being conscripted" into the Roman army and being ordered about the Roman Centurion, making a Roman Gladius Sword and the opportunity to get their hands on and fire a catapult... More 

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