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Canterbury Roman Museum

An Archaeological Quest For The Buried Roman Town

Canterbury's acclaimed Roman Museum has been specially constructed underground in the excavated Roman levels below the Longmarket Shopping Centre.

Explore the intriguingly designed settings and follow the detective work of archaeologists - through to the excavated Roman house site - and to the hands-on area where you can touch the past.

Follow the archaologists' quest for the buried town of Durovernum Cantiacorum - which flourished for almost 400 years where Canterbury stands today.

The museum includes:

  • time-view of early Roman town
  • market with trader's stalls and set out with real objects and authentic reconstructions
  • House Interior with room settings including kitchen and dining room
  • the household's shrine with the family's gods
  • the finds gallery with objects from daily life including precious silver, amazing glass and costly imports
  • the time tunnel showing the end of the Roman town
  • the rediscovery of the Roman town by early archaeologists
  • the discovery after the wartime bombing of the Roman house and mosaics
  • the excavated Roman house site with the hypocaust room and finely patterned mosaics
  • computer show with on-screen reconstruction tour
  • interactive computer game
  • touch the past hands-on area
  • Make your own magnetic mosaics
  • Rotten Roman Rubbish environmental detective game.

    All correspondence to Canterbury Museum's Office,
    High Street,
    CT1 2RA.
    Tel: +44 (0)1227 452747

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  • Directions

    The Roman Museum is between the Cathedral and the High Street in Butchery Lane, in easy walking distance of coach and car parks, and railway stations.

    Canterbury Roman Museum Postcode for SatNav: CT1 2JR


    +44 (0)1227 785 575

    Butchery Lane
    CT1 2JR

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