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Roman Museum

Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
01227 785 575
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Ranked #18 of 48 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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Wadebridge, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Surrey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

It is interesting but lacks the wow factor, especially if you've been to Bath ! However, still probably worth a visit

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42 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Visited alongside Heritage museum, so good value. Lots to read/fixed displays. Not much interaction for children (Heritage museum was better), except at the dress-up and make a sword zone at the end. Low staffing and lack of space precludes much more - hence lots of mannequin displays, cabinet displays and boards to read. Gives a sense of rise and fall... More 

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Skegness
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68 reviews 68 reviews
49 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

The museum shows information about Roman Canterbury rather than many real exhibits, but older children would like it. Interesting to fit the modern town centre with the artist's impression of the Roman town.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

You always imagine how the city is old by the histories, however, with the Roman Museum you can actually see objects and understand how the city developed. It worth the visit!

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