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Roman Museum

Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
01227 785 575
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Ranked #19 of 52 attractions in Canterbury
Type: History Museums
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Newport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

After we finally found the museum (could see the signs and could see it on the Smartphone, but we just couldn't find it!), we found the staff extremely welcoming and friendly. It is well laid out, very clean (which is why I am assuming it is new) but honestly not a lot of hands on stuff (which we are used... More

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Wigan
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79 reviews 79 reviews
35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The museum is small but well presented, but there are much better Roman exhibits you can go to, especially as you have to pay to vist this one. The actual Roman room flooring and heating were OK but have seen better. Was fairly quiet when I went so went round the exhibits a couple of times but soon saw everything... More

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Joao Pessoa, PB
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

As it seems, bombing during the War revealed the remains of the city during roman times. However, little was found, say, intact. In spite of that, the whole place is well conceived and carefully thought, ending up in a sequence of maps, post and pieces shown along the one-way path throughout the museum. It is worth visiting after other major... More

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florida-06
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited this museum a couple of days ago. Very interesting and informative with lots of original roman pieces and reenactments of roman shops and rooms. Also included original roman underfloor heating and mosaics. Good value for money. Will interest all ages.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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29 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

About average for a Roman Museum - I've seen worse, but also seen much better. I liked the parts specifically referring to Canterbury, and the Roman market stall reconstructions were amusing (don't know how authentic they are - but good fun for children) - see pics. The excavation bit was disappointing, the (free) display in Waterstone's basement was better.

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Canterbury
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have lived in Canterbury for over 26 years, and have often visited this attraction, which is free to resident card holders and reasonably priced otherwise. The displays are interesting, informative and accessible, however could do with some updating (particularly the computerised graphics depicting the Roman villa layout). I never cease to be amazed at how much history is just... More

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UK
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23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

But the Roman remains are not spectacular. What they've got is well presented, and interpreted, and the range of small finds is good, but it lacks the wow factor. An option for a rainy day perhaps.

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Well set out for children without being too dumbed down. Something for everybody. Main feature is the roman pavement but artefacts are fascinating too

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London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Buy a joint ticket for this and the heritage museum. A bit of overlap between the two however lots to learn about the Roman occupation but only 1 mosaic and not that many genuine roman artefacts.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Leave us with the where-with all for excellent little museum. Not packed with loads of stuff but what they've got is quality. It covers all areas of roman life and they've made the best of what they have with displays supplemented by good reconstructions. It's built 'underground' at roman street level to incorporate the preserved sections of the excavated roman... More

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