Hands on area


Canterbury Roman Museum's hands-on area features a number of engaging activities for children including:

  • Try on a toga
  • Wear a replica Roman centurion’s helmet
  • Try on Roman sandals
  • Make a mosaic
  • Handle replicas and real Roman objects.

Items for supervised close-up viewing include an exact replica of a very rare bronze helmet dating to the time of Julius Caesar’s invasions of Britain in 55BC and 54BC. The original was found just outside Canterbury by a metal detectorist in 2012. The resin replica has been created by specialist 3D scanning at the University of Kent.


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Opening Times 

Monday to Sunday

10am to 5pm