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The Roman Museum is underground at the level of the Roman town. It's an exciting mix of excavated real objects: authentic reconstructions; and preserved remains of a Roman town house with its famous mosaics.
Reconstructions include a Roman market place, with a shoe maker, fabric seller and fruit and vegetable stall. There is also part of a house with its kitchen set out in authentic detail.
A skillful computer program brings together pictures of the excavations on the site, and from the archaeologists' detail it generates reconstruction images of what the great house found here was like in Roman times.
There is also a test your skills touch screen computer game on Roman technology; and at the end of the museum is the acclaimed 'touch the past' area where the visitor can handle real Roman artefacts and follow the archaeologist's skills of deduction. The impressive pillared entrance is in Butchery Lane and very close to the Cathedral.
A joint ticket for the Roman Museum and the Canterbury Heritage Museum can be purchased for £10.00. NOTE: This offer is only valid from Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 September 2014
Canterbury Roman Museum - Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, last entry 16.00
Canterbury Heritage Museum - Open Wednesday 26 March to Sunday 28 September, Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm
Open Saturday 25 October to Sunday 2 November, Daily 11am to 5pm
Open Saturday 20 December to Sunday 4 January 2015, Daily 11am to 5pm
Christmas Opening Times:
Wednesday 24th and 31st December the museum will close at 4pm. Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.
Canterbury Roman Museum issues these tickets digitally. This means that upon booking, you will be given a link to your digital ticket with a unique booking confirmation number. YOU MUST PRINT THIS TICKET and bring it with you.
If this is a personal purchase and you are a UK taxpayer*, Canterbury Visitor Centre can increase the value of your purchase without costing you a penny. If you tick the 'Reclaim Gift Aid' box and fill in your full name and home address details, Canterbury Visitor Centre will be able to claim at least 25% extra from the Government on top of your purchase made through Canterbury website. Your name and address will be forwarded to Canterbury Visitor Centre in this case to allow them to claim the Gift Aid.
*You must have paid UK tax this year at least equal to the 25% Canterbury Visitor Centre will claim.