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From Roman settlement to Rupert Bear, see the history of Canterbury through fascinating objects, hands on displays and activities all set in the magnificent medieval Poor Priests' Hospital. The museum currently houses some of the art collection from the Royal Museum and Art Gallery, which is presently closed for redevelopment.
Hands on activities have been specially designed to appeal to family groups - you can look at gold thread under the microscope, smell medieval poo from a city cess pit, make a floor tile design of dragons and mythical beasts, open the Elizabethan treasure chest to help you decide on Marlowe's death or do some 'friend or foe' wartime plane spotting.
A joint ticket for the Roman Museum and the Canterbury Heritage Museum can be purchased for £10.00 saving you £4.00.
Monday to Sunday 10.00 - 17.00, last entry 16.00.
Canterbury Heritage 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.