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Canterbury Heritage Museum
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This remarkable building, housing the museum's vast collection, has lived through six centuries of the city's history. Rebuilt in its current form in 1373, it stands today as one of Canterbury's finest surviving medieval buildings. On arrival visitors are taken on a journey through time from the days when mammoths walked our coastlines to the Second World War bombings in Canterbury. From Anglo-Saxon treasures and rare Tudor finds to the 'Invicta' steam engine and even the original Bagpuss, this double-story museum and its collections capture the eclectic character of Canterbury and the wonderful things that make it the historical and cultural centre it is today.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 23 October 2013

Gives a background to the city and what has been found of the Roman part. Gives a bit more information rather than just focusing on the Cathederal

Thank Paul D
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

This museum, itself situated in an historic building, gives the visitor a chance to learn a great deal about the history of Canterbury and some of its famous occupants. We particularly loved the fascinating and quirky Bayeux tapestry style illustration of the life of Thomas a Becket. I was also enchanted by the display of Bagpuss and friends - a return to my childhood!

Thank ColinTheCactus
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

Interesting museum housed in a very old timber framed building with many beams and joists on display. WW11 is well covered, we did not know just how badly bombed Canterbury was during the war, amazing how the Cathedral survived, it would have been a tragedy for it to have had the same fate as much of the surrounding area. A joint ticket with the Roman museum is a bargain and will be well enjoyed.

Thank Robert K
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Interesting and informative museum. Get a joint ticket to cover the Roman museum as well. The museum follows a logical course which is easy to follow and is based in a very attractive old building.

Thank G07
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

I did not expect a lot from this museum but I was surprised to find how much I enjoyed it. Had the place almost to myself on a Thursday afternoon so it was easy to get around. The museum itself is a lovely building and one area just flows into the next, and it is bigger than you think. I especially enjoyed reading the 1980's Becket illumination frieze.

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