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7. The Museum of Canterbury and Rupert Bear Museum

Top 10 ten places to visit in South East England - Canterbury

Museum of Canterbury & Rupert Bear Museum

Housed in the medieval Poor Priests' Hospital and now extended into two adjoining buildings, the Museum of Canterbury and Rupert Bear Museum has a wide range of exhibits from pre-Roman times to the present. With archaeological finds and historical collections on display with the theme of the City itself and its often turbulent history.  Major topics covered within the museum include:

•    Prehistoric and Anglo-Saxon displays
•    Medieval Discovery Gallery
•    Marlowe "whodunnit" display
•    Wartime Blitz experience
•    Joseph Conrad Gallery
•    Bagpuss and Clangers display
•    Rupert Bear Museum
•    Exhibitions gallery

Hands-on activities have been specially designed to appeal to family groups -you can look at gold thread and medieval poo under the microscope, open the Elizabethan treasure chest to help you decide on Marlowe's death or do some 'friend or foe' wartime plane-spotting.

Museum of Canterbury Address:
Museum of Canterbury with Rupert Bear Museum
Stour Street
Canterbury, CT1 2NR  
England, UK

Museum of Canterbury Opening Times:
Open all year, Monday - Saturday, 10.30 am - 5.00 pm (last admission 4.00 pm).
Also open from June to the end of September on Sunday 1.30 pm - 5.00 (last admission 4.00 pm).

Museum of Canterbury Admission:
Telephone for details - there is a wide range of reduced prices for families, groups, children, students and senior citizens. Save money and also visit West Gte Towers and Roman Museum with a Museum Passport.

T  +44 (0)1227 475 202

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