Self-guided visit with Roman objects hands-on session


Combine a self guided visit with an interpreter-led Roman objects hands-on session in the hands-on area. The one hour 20 minute visit is divided into two sessions as follows:

Self-guided session


Explore the museum with your class on an exciting self-guided (teacher-led) visit. Investigate displays, discover the remains of the Roman house with its impressive mosaics and under floor heating system, try on costume and investigate real Roman objects in the hands-on area.


Curriculum links: Key Stage 1 and 2 history, design & technology, art, literacy and numeracy.

Cost: £1 per child for Canterbury district schools, £2 per child for non Canterbury district schools.

Time: 40 minutes.


Roman objects hands-on session

Pupils take on the role of archaeologists, investigating and handling real artefacts from Roman Canterbury. Teachers can choose from one of the following themes; Roman everyday life, Roman pottery, or Roman building materials. The hands-on area accommodates up to 18 children, working in groups of two or three. Larger groups are divided into two, with half the class exploring the museum displays, and half handling artefacts, and then swapping round.

Curriculum links: Key Stage 1 and 2 history and design & technology.
Cost: £1 per child in addition to museum entry price.
Time: 40 minutes interpreter-led session (maximum group size 18)

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

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