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4. The Roman Museum

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

The Roman Museum

The Roman Museum is underground at the level of the Roman town. It's an exciting mix of excavated real objects, authentic reconstructions and preserved remains of a Roman town house with its famous mosaics. Reconstructions include a Roman market place, with a shoe maker, fabric seller and fruit and vegetable stall. There is also part of a house with its kitchen set out in authentic detail.

A skilful computer program brings together pictures of the excavations on the site, and from the archaeologists' detail it generates reconstruction images of what the great house found here was like in Roman times. There is also a test your skills touch screen computer game on Roman technology; and at the end of the museum is the acclaimed "touch the past" area where the visitor can handle real Roman artifacts and follow the archaeologist's skills of deduction. The impressive pillared entrance is in Butchery Lane and very close to the Cathedral.

Canterbury Roman Museum Address:
Canterbury Roman Museum
Butchery Lane
CT1 2JR 
England, UK

Canterbury Roman Museum Opening Times:
Open all year Monday to Saturday, 10.00 am to 5.00pm (last admission 4.00 pm)
Plus from June until end October, also open Sunday 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm (last admission 4.00 pm)

Canterbury Roman Museum Admission:
Adults  £3.10
Concessions  £2.10
Family  £8.00 (2 adults and up to 3 children)
Groups of 10+: 10% discount
Teachers  Free
Save by buying a museum passport for discounted entry to Canterbury Roman Museum, Museum of Canterbury - with Rupert Bear Museum and West Gate Towers.
Full price  £6.40
Concessions  £3.80
Family  £15.50

T  +44 (0)1227 785 575

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