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    Museum, next open Thu 2 Jan - Wed 31 Dec 2014, £6-£8

    ARTS COUNCIL ACCREDITED

    Roman hypocaust

    Roman hypocaust

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries
    Roman oil lamp

    Roman oil lamp

    © UKC
    Reconstruction scene

    Reconstruction scene

    © Canterbury Museums and Galleries

    Address

    Longmarket,
    Butchery Lane,
    Canterbury,
    CT1 2JR

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    Details

    Descend 100 years with each step or by lift to the Roman street level. Stroll through the marketplace, look inside recreated Roman rooms, and discover amazing finds including a hoard of hidden treasure.

    See how little has changed since Roman times when viewing rare tools, or how much could be made of simple items like bones. Be amazed by collections of intricate Roman glass flasks and bottles, jewellery and a silver spoon hoard.

    Handle, sort and classify real Roman pottery fragments and other objects relating to Roman:
    - everyday life
    - building materials
    - rubbish
    - mosaics

    Museum highlights include Roman:
    - mosaic floors preserved where excavated
    - hypocaust (underfloor heating system) preserved where excavated
    - digital reconstruction of a Roman town house
    - rare cavalry horse-harness fittigs, one of only two sets in the world
    - rare tools - Roman spade, carpenter's square and mason's trowel
    - gateway hinge, part of Canterbury's Riding Gate on Watling Street to Dover
    - building materials including roof tiles with Roman dog-paw prints
    - painted plaster fragments with flowers, patterns and dancer's feet
    - finds from Canterbury's Roman baths, including gaming counters, toiletry items and bath lining
    - figurines of gods including horse goddess and Gaulish male
    - metal vessels, ewers and dishes used in religious ceremonies
    - pottery, imported fine Samian ware and locally-made pots

    The impressive pillared entrance is in Butchery Lane and very close to the Cathedral.

    For further details see www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

    Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopAccepts groups

    Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

    Access to Roman level via lift, then level access throughout museum.

    Opening details

    Season Dates Opening Hours
    Thu 2 Jan - Wed 31 Dec 2014 Mon - Sun 10:00 to 17:00
    Last Entry 4.15pm. Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Circumstances may cause changes in opening times - please ring to check before making a special trip.

    Prices

    Adults £8
    Discounts £6
    Children - free to a maximum of 2 per paying adult, £1.50 per child thereafter.
    Free to MyTownMyCity users, except for some special events.
    A joint ticket for the Canterbury Roman Museum and Canterbury Heritage Museum can be purchased: Adults £10, Discounts £8
    NOTE: This offer is only valid from Wednesdays to Sundays until 28 September 2014

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    Location

    Directions

    See location of Canterbury Roman Museum on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: TR 150577  Lat: 51.27873 Long: 1.08139

    The Canterbury Roman Museum is located off the High Street and very near the Cathedral.
    5 minutes walk from the City Centre
    10 minutes walk from Canterbury West
    15 minutes walk from Canterbury East
    10 minutes walk from the City's Park & Ride terminal and bus station.

    Parking: with charge

    Facilities

    • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
    • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
    • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Education/study areaEducation/study area
    • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
    • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
    • Gift shopGift shop
    • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

    Access to Roman level via lift, then level access throughout museum.

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