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Review of Canterbury Heritage Museum

Canterbury Heritage Museum
Ranked #16 of 106 things to do in Canterbury
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: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

Amazing artefacts - so glad we went. For a couple of pounds or so extra each we bought a multiple entry ticket which saved us about £8 each to go into the Roman museum too. Out of the two museums the heritage was certainly the best

Visited August 2014
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Surprisingly enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

We found this well presented and quite enjoyable. My 12 year old found sufficient to keep her interest, including some 'hands on' exhibits, and we enjoyed some of the big historic diagrams of Canterbury over the years, and comments on famous locals.
Trip down memory lane with the Rupert Bear museum, and Oliver Postgate characters.

Visited August 2014
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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great Time”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

The wife and I had a very enjoyable visit to the museum. The items within gave a great insight into the history of Canterbury and the surrounding area. Well worth a visit

Visited August 2014
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent historic content”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Everything you'd expect of a museum - historical content is very informative although does get a little sporadic, random and confusing at times.

Visited August 2014
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Canterbury
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16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A good place to while away some time. ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

An excellent look into the past of Canterbury from Stone Age to more modern times.
Lovely little museum of Rupert the bear and Bagpuss.
Children would like to see more exhibits as they got bored easily with so many artefacts out of their eye line. Also a few more child friendly exhibits would be a plus.

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