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Address: Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
Phone Number: 01227 785 575
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An interesting glimpse into the Roman history of Canterbury

This museum isn't vast, but there is more to see than we were expecting, given some comments on tripadviser. It is done well and we enjoyed our visit. Perhaps it is rather... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum isn't vast, but there is more to see than we were expecting, given some comments on tripadviser. It is done well and we enjoyed our visit. Perhaps it is rather expensive, but I guess it needs the money to pay its way.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place to visit to find out some of the history of Canterbury. Good for people of all ages. Is small but has lots to find out about and is a little over priced.

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Thank Liam A
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discover a little of Canterbury's Roman history in this small but interesting museum. The museum stands on an the remains of a Roman town house with its original mosaics and underfloor heating system. There are reproductions of market stalls and a collection of objects uncovered during archeological digs. Well worth a visit.

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Thank Tonysmth
London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here after a walking tour. It was interesting especially the mosaics at the end. Good for kids with a dressing up section. But I have been to museums with more information and things to look at. I think it was a bit expensive even with discount. It took us about 45 mins to go round and that was... More 

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Thank Henry C
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got a discount following purchasing a walking tour. Museum is quite small and not as interesting/informative as others, such as Bath. If you aren't going to any other Roman-esque museums or going on any tours which describe the Roman era.

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Thank Australian_Jess
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Roman museum is very interesting and it was nice to visit while staying in Canterbury. Me and my friend had a selfie stick with us and had a great time taking plenty of photos of our time here!

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Thank sophiee2310
Sydney Australia
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75 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

£8 for seniors which is a tad rich for what you will see. A few artefacts and that's about it. The highlight is the mosaics they have on show on original Roman walkways they have left undisturbed. That's about it. Good for maybe half and hour. They have a small room for children to try on Roman gear.

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Thank fisher1962
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went as part of the joint deal with the Heritage museum, which was by far the better museum. I may be spoiled as I work close to the British Museum, live near St Albans (which has a good Roman museum) and recently returned from a trip to Rome - but I was disappointed. Despite being very interested in history we... More 

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Thank Darren B
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This is a very interesting museum for all ages. Children are welcome and can learn about the Roman history in an attractive way. There are nice "Roman" activities for them as well. The small but varied collection, the mosaic floor and the visual presented information give a good insight of how Canterbury once was. Staff is helpful and very friendly.... More 

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Thank Mike E
Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Me and my partner went, it was exciting to find out about the many item buried under the current city. lots of thing to see and do, we even had a go at the dress up section!

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