Canterbury Roman Museum

Following a rejuvenating makeover in March 2013, Canterbury Roman Museum provides a fascinating and family friendly insight into Roman Canterbury.


Built around the remains of an original Roman town house with mosaics and under-floor heating, the museum includes significant Roman finds and a brand new timeline which tracks the journey back in time from present day Canterbury to the original Roman street level. See how the Roman town was built, stroll through the marketplace, handle replica dishes in the recreated Roman dining room, and discover amazing objects including rare tools, glass and a hoard of hidden treasure.


explore the collections on display at Canterbury Roman Museum


Explore the permanent collections on display at Canterbury Roman Museum from rare tools and glass to a hoard of hidden treasure.

explore the rooms and galleries at the Canterbury Roman Museum


Discover the galleries and collections displayed at the recently refurbished Canterbury Roman Museum.

Inspired by the collection at Canterbury Roman Museum

Inspired by the collection

Poets take inspiration from the collection at The Roman Museum. Read some recent results here.

discover the highlights of the collections at the Canterbury Roman Museum


Discover amazing finds including rare Roman tools, glass and goddesses.



Did you know?

Did you know?

Julius Caesar was an early visitor to the area. Click below to discover other fascinating facts about Roman Canterbury.


What's on at Canterbury Museums and Galleries

What's On

Find out about the latest exhibitions, events and ongoing activities.




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Opening Times 

Monday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Christmas eve and New Years eve closing at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.



Adults £8.00

Discounts £6.00

Children free to a maximum of two children per paying adult

Group tickets available

Joint ticket for Heritage Museum and Roman Museum (Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 September 2014)
Adults £10.00
Discounts £8.00

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


How to find us

Canterbury Roman Museum
Butchery Lane, CT1 2JR

Phone: 01227 785575



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Children's Activity Sheets

Iron Age Helmet Children's Activity SheetBecome a historical detective for the day with one of our brand new children’s activity sheets.
Pick one up on your next visit at the Museum front desk!