School and Group Visit Information


All school and group visits must be booked in advance. 

Before your visit

We advise that all teachers conduct a preliminary visit before returning with their pupils. Please contact a member of the learning team as we may be able to meet you and assist with the planning of your visit.

We also suggest you download the Canterbury Roman Museum Teachers Guide. It includes lots of ideas of things to do before, during and after your visit, as well as other useful resources.

Canterbury Roman Museum Key Stage 1 Teachers Guide

Canterbury Roman Museum Key Stage 2 Teachers Guide

All taught sessions include information about the key aims and activities available. Use these to assist your planning, including the development of teaching activities for pre and post visit learning.

Exploring Roman Canterbury

In addition to a visit to Canterbury Roman Museum, why not extend your visit with a self-guided 1 hour walking tour of Canterbury for Key Stage 2 to 4 schools. The route which is mainly pedestrianized, or through quiet city streets, takes in the key features of Roman Canterbury that still survive above ground, and finishes at the coach park.

Roman Canterbury whole day visits

Why not combine a visit to Canterbury Roman Museum with use of one of our lunch spaces, and an afternoon visit or creative learning activity at either the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge or Canterbury Heritage Museum. You could add on a Roman Technology session, Make Mosaic, or enjoy a non-Roman learning activity from our extensive curriculum-linked programme.

Accompanying adults

Please ensure that all accompanying adults are aware of their role on the day and sufficently briefed to support all learning activities. 

School and group visit guidelines

The group leader is responsible for the behaviour and well-being of their group at all times. The following guidelines provide useful advice for group leaders, helpers and students/pupils that can be shared in advance of your visit. School and Group Visit Guidelines.

Lunch facilities

There are no lunch facilities at Canterbury Roman Museum. However visiting schools and groups may book a lunch room at either the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge, or Canterbury Heritage Museum if available. Both museums are within a 5 minute walk of Canterbury Roman Museum. Please confirm if you require lunch room facilities when you book.

Maximum group size

Canterbury Roman Museum can take groups of up to 40 people at any one time. Larger groups can be accommodated by splitting the group in two, and staggering the visit. The other half of the group may like to visit one of our other city centre museums, Canterbury Heritage Museum or the Beaney House of Art and Knowledge.

Arrival and departure

Please ensure you arrive on time and ready to start your visit. Teachers are advised to allow extra time for traffic, coach parking and walking through the busy city centre.

Coach drop off and parking

There is no parking outside Canterbury Roman Museum. However coach drivers can book a 20 minute drop off slot at Canterbury Bus Station (5 minutes walk). For more information or to book please contact 01227 378131. Parking spaces are also available at Canterbury Coach Park (15 minutes walk).

Risk assessment advice

To aid the planning of your visit please download our risk assessment advice form below.

Canterbury Roman Museum Risk Assessment Advice for Schools


Payment is required in advance of the visit by credit card, or cheque payable to Canterbury City Council. In exceptional circumstances, and if no other payment method is possible we may be able to invoice for payment.


If a visit is cancelled less than 2 weeks before it is due to take place we regret we will not be able to refund the payment. 


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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.


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