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Canterbury Roman Museum

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11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
+44 1227 785575
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Well worth a visit

This museum is so well done with very interesting displays depicting Roman times. Suitable for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elizabeth R
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Very interesting and good value as we had a Groupon voucher. Definitely good for younger kids. Go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Canterbury Roman Museum’s story began on what appeared to be a rather unremarkable day in 1868. When workmen, digging trenches for a new drainage system, reached eight feet below street level they unwittingly unearthed a beautifully preserved Roman floor mosaic. Fast-forward to the aftermath of the Second World War, when excavations began under the cellars of shops destroyed by bombing, and another startling discovery was made. Archaeologists had just revealed an under-floor heating system, wall paintings, and a dazzling mosaic corridor. The site was no longer an isolated floor mosaic, but the remains of a very large, and no doubt very costly, Roman Town House. Over time a museum arose to encompass the remains and preserve what is now known to be one of the UK’s only remaining in situ Roman pavement mosaics and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. Canterbury Roman Museum is Kent’s only Roman Museum; providing a fascinating and family-friendly insight into life in Roman Britain. Visitors can explore Canterbury’s history, wander through the marketplace and discover hidden treasures as they step back, and down, to the streets of Roman Canterbury…
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11A Butchery Lane, Canterbury CT1 2JR, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is so well done with very interesting displays depicting Roman times. Suitable for children as well as there is so much for them to participate in and enjoy. The foundations, heating and mosaic floor and walkway from the Roman era is very exciting...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and good value as we had a Groupon voucher. Definitely good for younger kids. Go if you can get Groupon.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is situated underground at the original Roman street level and there are displays of pots, glass, tiles and many artefacts dug up from when the Marlowe theatre was built and the shopping centre was created. There are also maps showing the location of...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My visit started badly when I was told that the prices had gone up that morning so was charged more than I had been told at the Information centre only an hour before. The first exhibit is a plastic horse and a mock roman with...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Didn't appreciate what lies beneath Canterbury even know despite excavations that have already taken place. Entrance for adults (as of March 18) is £8 per person. Its well put together and signage is clear and detailed. They have designed the museum so that it is...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Visited yesterday morning, there are tons of things to see, incredibly informative, briliant exhibition, would definetely recommend

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Holly B, Marketing Officer at Canterbury Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your valued feedback and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Canterbury Roman Museum

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Well worth the stop if you are in Canterbury. They have some great pieces in wonderful condition and it is all displayed beautifully and easily viewed. Some of the finds are incredible! The mosaics are a little harder to see behind the glass with the...More

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Holly B, Marketing Officer at Canterbury Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your valued feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and found the collection of items on display of great interest. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Canterbury Roman Museum

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is a great little museum, with some beautiful objects. The silver spoons are exquisite and the Roman glass is amazing; how on Earth did it survive? Children can dress up in Roman-style clothes and wear Roman-style sandals, made to patterns discovered on site.

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Holly B, Marketing Officer at Canterbury Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your valued feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and found the collections on display of interest .We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind Regards Canterbury Roman Museum

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visited here on a Groupon voucher. Fascinating history of Canterbury in the Roman times. Some of the exhibits are incredible finds and the story behind their discoveries are interesting. The mosaic floor is an amazing piece of history. Not sure it is worth full price...More

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Holly B, Marketing Officer at Canterbury Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your valued feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and found the mosaic floor impressive. We will pass on your feedback regarding entry to the relevant department. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Kind...More

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

It is quite a small place but it has such a lot of information within. As you walk down the stairs there is an interesting time line and the wealth and technology the Romans brought to our country is displayed here for all to see,...More

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Holly B, Marketing Officer at Canterbury Roman Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2018

Good Morning, Thank you for your valued feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your recent visit and that you found the exhibition educational and of interest. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind Regards Canterbury Roman Museum

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Hi David, Entrance charges to Canterbury Roman Museum are as follows; Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £6.00 (Senior Citizens/Students) Children: FREE (Maximum of two children per paying adult) Canterbury District Residents... More
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