Foreign Language Groups


We welcome foreign language school groups and offer self-guided visits, interpreter-led guided tours and hands-on sessions in simple English for all ages and abilities.

Self-guided visit

Explore the museum on an exciting self-guided visit.
Investigate the displays, discover the remains of the Roman house with its impressive mosaics and under floor heating system, try on costumes and investigate real Roman objects in the hands-on area. Cost: £2 per student. Time: Visit lasts approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Roman objects hands-on session

Students take on the role of archaeologists, investigating and handling real artefacts from Roman Canterbury. Choose from one of three themes… Roman everyday life, Roman pottery, or Roman building materials. The hands-on area accommodates up to 18 students, working in groups of two or three. Larger groups are divided in two, with half the group exploring museum displays, and half handling artefacts, and then swapping round. Cost: £1 per student in addition to museum entry price. Time: 40 minute interpreter-led session (maximum group size 18). 

Guided tours

Enjoy an interpreter-led highlights tour of Canterbury Roman Museum, including a Roman mystery objects investigation session in the hands-on area. This fun, interactive tour can be adapted to suit any level of English, from beginner to advanced, and provides students with the opportunity to practice their English, by asking questions and providing answers in English. For groups of up to 30 students. Cost: £25, in addition to the usual entry price to the museum. Time: Length of tour 30 minutes, with 30 minutes to look round the museum.

To find out more, please telephone 01227 862162.


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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.


School and Group Visit Information

Click on the link below to access further information about school and group visits to Canterbury Roman Museum.


How to find us

Canterbury Roman Museum
Butchery Lane, CT1 2JR

Phone: 01227 785575