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.