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Address: Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
Phone Number: 01227 785 575
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Not much in the way of artefacts but knowledge of the area before and after the Romans is included and best part for me was The Canterbury Tapestry of the life and death of Thomas... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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Accrington, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not much in the way of artefacts but knowledge of the area before and after the Romans is included and best part for me was The Canterbury Tapestry of the life and death of Thomas Beckett. A lot of work has gone into it and tells the story in detail. Also , if you do both areas you get a... More 

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great small roman museum in centre of Canterbury, lots of local finds set out around tableaus showing Roman life , some real interesting pieces with information about find and uses,and down at the bottom is street level roman Canterbury, with remains of villa floor with mosaics !

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Echunga, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Part of excavation exposed under building, great children's activities, mosaic, detailed explanation of site

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A small museum that packs in a lot of information. A lot of detail to make things relevant to Canterbury and a number of interactive displays rather than just reading. Trying on the clothes of the time was a really fun way to finish the tour.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The actual Roman ruins and artefacts discovered below modern ground level during the blitz. Interesting, allow about 60/90 minutes. Buy a double ticket for Heritage Museum at the same price. Very friendly

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Our interest in Roman archaeology & history prompted us to visit this subterranean museum built around the remains of a Roman town house. We were not disappointed & spent an hour or so visiting the museum. Although small the museum is a little treasure documenting aspects of Roman life in & around Canterbury. The museum was well laid out with... More 

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Ilford, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Roman Museum is practically in the shadow of Canterbury Cathedral yet it seems to be largely overlooked by visitors. It certainly felt like we had the place to ourselves when we visited. It is larger than it looks from the outside and after descending the steps that take you back through the centuries you arrive at the level of... More 

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Pershore, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

As a Museum in its on right its quite disapointing but you can get a joint ticket for this & the Canterbury Heritage Museum which makes it quite good value for the two. Its quite small with not a great deal on show which you cannot see at other places, theres not much really for the kids to do either.... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Wow what can I say, scared and curious as a child thought Roman soldiers would get me. As a teen i was mesmerised and thought how wonderful this is below/under the city As an adult still mesmerised and think how many roman feet went before.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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