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  • Collection objects in one of the cabinets at The Beaney.

Explore Our Collections

Collections online has been redeveloped, making it much easier to find what you want. Use the search function to discover objects and topics you are interested in, and to learn more about the past and life during Roman Britain.

Discover the in-situ Roman under-floor heating system and a dazzling mosaic corridor; one of the UK’s only remaining in situ Roman pavement mosaics and a Scheduled Ancient Monument.

The Collections are available to see on display in the museum, housed on the site of the remains of a very large, and no doubt very costly, Roman Town House.

Enjoy exploring the Collection online and we hope to welcome you to Canterbury Roman Museum soon.

More about Canterbury Roman Museum

When the garrison was withdrawn, Roman Canterbury was no longer safe. Townspeople fled as... Read more
Mosaics are patterns or pictures made from lots of small different coloured stones or tile cubes... Read more
A real Roman Murder Mystery In the 1970s an excavation within Canterbury’s city walls unearthed... Read more
Trade was vital to Ancient Rome and the Empire was criss-crossed with trade routes. It was through... Read more
Declared as one of the key finds of 2012 by the British Museum in recognition of its significance... Read more
When excavating under the cellars of shops destroyed by Second World War bombing, archaeologists... Read more
There is an object in the museum which captures the attention of many who visit – a figurine of a... Read more
The Romans may not have invented glass production, but they were the ones who mass-produced it into... Read more
Roman Canterbury occupied the same space as the present city centre, but as not all of the space... Read more

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Collections and Image Enquiries

Canterbury Museums & Galleries can answer your questions about items in our collection and facilitate access to stored collections for researchers.

We can also supply images of items in our collections for personal or commercial use upon request.

More information on Collections and Image Enquiries 

Ethical Object Disposal

Between 2011 and 2017 collections staff conducted a series of Collections Reviews which revealed that there were some items that it would be beneficial to dispose of.

More details on our Collections Review.

Canterbury Roman Museum mosaic floor

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