Canterbury Roman Museum
Kent CT1 2JR
Close by the Canterbury Cathedral a striking white classical Roman portico marks the entrance to Canterbury’s Roman Museum. The museum is underground at the level of the Roman town with access by steps or a lift.
Here visitors can see how little has changed since Roman times. There are every day Roman household objects, pottery shards, mosaics and also bone tools and other every day objects.
There is a Roman mosaic floor preserved where it was excavated as well as an excavated hypocaust again preserved where excavated. To set the scene there is a digitally created reconstruction of a Roman town house. This gives a good idea of what life was like for a wealthy Roman citizen.
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. Visitors can handle real Roman artefacts and become amateur archaeologists.
Plan Your Visit
Accommodation - Search & Book through Lastminute.com here: External Link
Access to the Roman level is by lift then level access throughout the museum.
Opening Times & Costs
Visit the Museum website, link below
Contact & Further Informantion
+44 (0)1227 785 575
Canterbury Roman Museum External Link
The Museum website (link above) has detailed 'Getting There' information.
Google Maps - Canterbury Roman Museum