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Displays at Canterbury Roman Museum

Displays at Canterbury Roman Museum

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Canterbury Roman Museum

01227 785575


Butchery Lane,

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Descend 100 years with each step or by lift to the Roman street level at Canterbury Roman Museum. Stroll through the marketplace, look inside recreated Roman rooms, and discover amazing finds including a hoard of hidden treasure.

See how little has changed since Roman times when viewing rare tools, or how much could be made of simple items like bones. Be amazed by collections of intricate Roman glass flasks and bottles, jewellery and a silver spoon hoard.

Handle, sort and classify real Roman pottery fragments and other objects relating to Roman:
- everyday life
- building materials
- rubbish
- mosaics

Canterbury Roman Museum highlights include Roman:
- mosaic floors preserved where excavated
- hypocaust (underfloor heating system) preserved where excavated
- digital reconstruction of a Roman town house
- rare cavalry horse-harness fittings, one of only two sets in the world
- rare tools - Roman spade, carpenter's square and mason's trowel
- gateway hinge, part of Canterbury's Riding Gate on Watling Street to Dover
- building materials including roof tiles with Roman dog-paw prints
- painted plaster fragments with flowers, patterns and dancers' feet
- finds from Canterbury's Roman baths, including gaming counters, toiletry items and bath lining
- figurines of gods including horse goddess and Gaulish male
- metal vessels, ewers and dishes used in religious ceremonies
- pottery, imported fine Samian ware and locally-made pots

The impressive pillared entrance to Canterbury Roman Museum is in Butchery Lane and very close to Canterbury Cathedral.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Access to Roman level via lift, then level access throughout museum.

Opening details

Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm.

24 to 26 December 2016 - Closed
27 to 30 December 2016 - Open as normal
31 December 2016 - Closed
1 January 2017 - Closed
2 January 2017 - Open as normal

Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.


Adults - £8.00
Concessions (senior citizens/students) - £6.00
Children - free to a maximum of 2 per paying adult, £1.50 per child thereafter
Members - free

Joint ticket for Canterbury Heritage Museum and Canterbury Roman Museum
Adults £12.00
Concessions £10.00

Admission free to MyTownMyCity users, except for some special events.



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Map reference: TR 150577  Lat: 51.27873 Long: 1.08139

The Canterbury Roman Museum is located off the High Street and very near the Cathedral.
5 minutes walk from the City Centre
10 minutes walk from Canterbury West
15 minutes walk from Canterbury East
10 minutes walk from the City's Park & Ride terminal and bus station.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Canterbury East station


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Access to Roman level via lift, then level access throughout museum.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)

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