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Address: Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
Phone Number: 01227 785 575
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Good little museum

Visited with my wife and we enjoyed strolling round reading each piece which was clearly labelled and outlined. Younger children would not enjoy most of the route though would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

Visited with my wife and we enjoyed strolling round reading each piece which was clearly labelled and outlined. Younger children would not enjoy most of the route though would love the last room with dress up and hands on activities. Worth a visit.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This could be so much more, the centre piece the Roman pavement is so poorly displayed it might as well not be there, I dont know if there is a reason it's not illuminated but it needs to be seen. There are lots of Roman artefacts but only a tiny proportion compared to what is stored away in trusts warehouse... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

After walking past the street it is hidden down about 5 times, eventually found it. No other people in there apart from myself. Interesting museum with good artefacts and information. However, £8 is far too expensive for what it's worth. Barely took 40mins to walk around, reading every sign. £4 might be more accurate, especially considering smaller heritage museum collections... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I confess that we got free tickets for this but had we paid £8 each I would have been a bit disappointed. It was very small and took no time at all to go around. The artifacts they had were interesting and I must admit that the Roman excavation was really good. £5 would be nearer the mark.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

An enjoyable further visit, we took our time to look at the pottery, and to image in where buildings were in the modern city. We particularly like the Roman pavement. Great for history fans.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This little museum is a gem of a place! It is a little difficult to find, but it is definitely worth the effort. Despite being underground, the museum provides the sensation of being light and airy. There is a lift, although it may not be large enough to accommodate a wheelchair. The story boards on the walls use large print... More 

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Folkestone, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I came here once in my childhood, when it was called "The Roman Pavement". The entrance was hard to find and it was dull and dingy, while there was little information about the mosaics. The relatively new museum really brings the past to life, and there is a corner for the kiddies to learn about the Romans, something I would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Another freebie for local residents with a card. A little bare, and totally lacking in interaction on the day we went. Children enjoyed it enough, but a bit boring for adults.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The museum is hard to find - we had walked along the street a few times before finding it, however staff said that they are getting more signage soon. If you buy a ticket for this and the Heritage Museum it is very good value. The museum is underground the city and set out very well for both adults and... More 

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Worthing, United Kingdom
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Well layed out with an amazing collection of artifacts. It covers Pre and Post Romanwith some fascinating details. Incredible how deep the Roman levels are below todays street level.

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