Canterbury Roman Museum Museums
Butchery Lane, Longmarket
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 skilful 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.
Open all year Monday to Saturday 10.00 to 17.00
(last admission 16.00). Plus from June until end October, also open Sunday 13.30 to 17.00 (last admission 16.00).
Admission charges from 1st April 2006 until 31 March 2007
Adults £3.00, Concessions £1.85, Family £7.60 (2 adults and up to 3 children) Groups of 10+: 10% discount, Teachers free.
Save £ by buying a museum passport for discounted entry to Canterbury Roman Museum, Museum of Canterbury - with Rupert Bear Museum and West Gate Towers! Full price £6.00 Concessions £3.60, Family £14.55
AddressButchery Lane, Longmarket, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2RA
Opening times10am - 5pm
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