The setting for this museum is unique- it's located in a medieval Poor Priests' Hospital that has its original architectural details.
The museum covers pre-Roman to present time eras. The displays were creative. One of the more interesting ones is located on the second floor; it is a horizontal tapestry depicting the life of Thomas Becket that spans three walls. On the first floor are a forensic artist's interpretations of burial remains found in the area- skulls specifically. They were created for the show on BBC 'Meet the Ancestors' and are now housed here. It's interesting to see how these people actually looked based on their bone structure. The display regarding the brilliant author Chistopher Marlowe (wrote Edward II and the Jew of Malta among other things) is also a highlight. His life was as colorful as his writings. The famous Canterbury Cross is also here.
Additionally, the museum has a Saxon portable sundial. I had never seen one before.
This place is much larger than it looks from the outside and I spent at least two hours.
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