This remarkable building, housing the museum’s vast collection, has lived through six centuries of the city’s history. Rebuilt in its current form in 1373, it stands today as one of Canterbury’s  finest surviving medieval buildings.

On arrival visitors are taken on a journey through time from the days when mammoths walked our coastlines to the Second World War bombings in Canterbury.

From Anglo-Saxon treasures and rare Tudor finds to the ‘Invicta’ steam engine and even the original Bagpuss, this double-story museum and its collections capture the eclectic character of Canterbury and the wonderful things that make it the historical and cultural centre it is today.

DID YOU KNOW? Not only is Canterbury a famous historical English Cathedral City it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most-visited cities in the UK! 

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