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Canterbury 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 skillful 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 artefacts and follow the archaeologist's skills of deduction. The impressive pillared entrance is in Butchery Lane and very close to the Cathedral.

A joint ticket for the Roman Museum and the Canterbury Heritage Museum can be purchased for £10.00. NOTE: This offer is only valid from Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 September 2014

Available Tickets for 31 Oct 2014 10:00


  • Opening Times

    Canterbury Roman Museum - Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, last entry 16.00

    Canterbury Heritage Museum - Open Wednesday 26 March to Sunday 28 September, Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm
    Open Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November, Daily 11am to 5pm
    Open Saturday 20 December to Sunday 4 January 2015, Daily 11am to 5pm

    Christmas Opening Times:
    Wednesday 24th and 31st December the museum will close at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.

  • Digital Ticket

    Canterbury Roman Museum issues these tickets digitally. This means that upon booking, you will be given a link to your digital ticket with a unique booking confirmation number. YOU MUST PRINT THIS TICKET and bring it with you.