Canterbury Roman Museum

This underground museum is built around the remains of a Roman town house with mosaics preserved where they were first excavated.

Canterbury Roman Museum © Tim Stubbings

Canterbury Roman Museum

Below street level the fascinating remains of Roman Canterbury are brought to life through a series of recreated rooms and a wealth of archaeological finds

Permanent collections

Built around the remains of an original Roman town house with mosaics and under-floor heating, the museum features significant Roman finds. A brand new timeline tracks Canterbury back in time from the present-day city to the original Roman street level, revealing how the Roman town was built. In the market place there's a food bar selling oysters and seafood from the coast, a fabric seller and shoemaker, a bone-pin maker, vegetable seller and jewellery stall.

Visitors are invited to handle replica dishes in the recreated Roman dining room, and discover amazing objects including rare tools, glass and a hoard of hidden treasure.


Venue details

Canterbury Roman Museum Butchery Lane, Canterbury Kent CT1 2JR 01227 785575 www.canterbury-museums.co.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £8)

Mon – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 and 31 Dec, and 1 Jan

Member offers

10% off shop purchases