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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 young children, Activities for older children
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Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Loads of information on show here and things to look at. You can buy a joined ticket with the heritage museum which makes a visit to both much more cost effective and if you love museums you are onto a winner.

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Deal, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This small museum is excellently laid out to give the visitor an idea of what life was like in the Canterbury of Roman times. The pavement, which must be a good 15 feet below the current ground level, is fascinating

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We found it quite disappointing to be honest. At £8 per person we were expecting bit more than a few mannequins and artefacts. I must admit though that the whole tour was very well structured and we learned a lot about history of Roman Canterbury. What I was missing was interaction with the past, maybe some short movies etc. We... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

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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73 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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