How to book
All schools and groups must book visits in advance. To book any of our workshops please use the link below to our Booking Form.
If there are any specific enquiries that are not covered in the booking form then please do get in touch with Learning Officers, Tracey Falcon & Nova Marshall (job–share) at Learning.Officers@canterbury.gov.uk.Book a workshop here
Before your visit
We advise that all teachers conduct a preliminary visit before arriving with their pupils. If you phone in advance a member of the learning team may be able to meet you and help you with your planning.
Please ensure that all accompanying adults on your visit are aware of their role on the visit and are prepared to engage in the learning and support the pupils.
Responsibility for children on site
The group leader is responsible for the behaviour and well-being of their group at all times.
Lunch room facilities are available to visiting school groups at an additional cost.
Please select ‘YES‘ you would like to book a lunch room when booking your chosen workshop/s via our Schools Booking Form.
Lunch Room costs are as follows:
£1 per student at The Beaney (minimum £30 for 30 minutes)
Typical lunchroom hire time: 12:10-12:50
Maximum group size
Canterbury Roman Museum can take groups of up to 30 people at any one time. Larger groups can be accommodated by splitting the group in two, and staggering the visit. The other half of the group may like to visit The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge.
Arrival and departure
Please allow plenty of time in your schedule to arrive at the museum on time ready to start your visit. Allow time for traffic, coach parking and walking through the busy city centre.
Coach drop off and parking
There is no parking outside Canterbury Roman Museum. Coach drivers can book an appropriate coach drop off time at Canterbury Bus Station (5 minutes’ walk), or a parking space at Canterbury Coach Park (15 minutes’ walk).
Payment is preferred 2 weeks in advance by cash, credit card or cheque payable to Canterbury City Council. In exceptional circumstances, and if no other payment method is possible we may be able to invoice.
If payment is not made on the day, we will invoice for the number of visitors that was originally booked or however many actually visited on the day (whichever is higher). If a visit is cancelled less than 2 weeks before it is due to take place, we regret we will still request payment to cover incurred costs.
To aid your planning, please download the relevant risk assessment advice: