Roman technology session


This popular hands-on session gives participants an exciting opportunity to investigate different types of Roman technology, and experience first hand the jobs of Roman workers and slaves.

During the session students learn how to grind grain using a rotary quern, hammer a Roman coin (to take home as a souvenir) and build and fire mini catapults.

They can also explore the museum to investigate and record outstanding examples of Roman design and technology, from under floor heating and mosaics to glassware, pottery, metalwork and jewellery manufacture.

The visit can be used as inspiration for design and technology projects back in the classroom, with the museum as Client, with the potential for finished products being used in the museum as part of its on-going events programme.

Curriculum links: Key Stage 3 - 4 history, design & technology. With potential for follow-up work back in the classroom.
Cost: £3 per child in addition to museum entry price.
Time:40 minutes interpreter-led session

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