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Explore highlights of Canterbury Roman Museum's permanent collections. 

 

Late Iron Age Helmet On Display

Rare Late Iron Age Soldiers Helmet 

A rare soldier’s helmet from the time of Julius Caesar along with brooch, small spike and some cremated human remains were discovered at Bridge near Canterbury in September 2012.

 

This remarkable new acquisition will be on display at Canterbury Roman Museum from 4th October 2014.

Collection of Roman cavalry arms and armour on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman cavalry arms and armour

A rare set of horse-harness fittings and swords from a probable murder.

 

Collection of Roman building tools and fittings on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman building tools and fittings

A rare Roman spade, carpenter’s square and mason’s trowel plus hinge from Canterbury’s Riding Gate.

Collection of Roman building fragments on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman building fragments

Carved stones, tiles, painted plaster and drains from Canterbury’s public buildings and private houses.

Collection of Roman glass on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman glass

Beautiful and exceptional jugs, bottles, cups and bangles from Kent.



collection of Roman metalworks on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman metalwork

Decorated bronze vessels for religious offerings and daily use.



Collection of Roman pottery on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman pottery

Fine imported dishes and locally made examples.




Collection of Roman jewellery on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman jewellery

Rings, bracelets, pins and brooches, some with enamel decoration.



collection of Roman gods figurines on display at Canterbury Roman Museum

Roman gods

Romans believed in many gods and had figurines for home and burial use.



Glass jar with cremated remains at Canterbury Roman Museum

Glass Jar with Cremated Remains

Cremation was a popular method of burial in the Roman period, although it was largely replaced by in-ground burial in the 4th Century due to the influence of Christianity.

Highlights of the Collections at Canterbury Roman Museum

Highlights

Planning a visit? Don't miss the top must see exhibits at Canterbury Roman Museum.


 

 

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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.

 
 

Admission

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

The impressive pillared entrance is in Butchery Lane and very close to the cathedral. Access to the Roman level via lift, then level access throughout museum.

Phone: 01227 785575
Email: museums@canterbury.gov.uk

 
 

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