The Southeast Sights

Canterbury Heritage Museum

  • 20 Stour St. Map It
  • Canterbury

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

The medieval Poor Priests' Hospital is the site of this quirky local museum, where exhibits provide an overview of the city's history and architecture from Roman times to World War II. It covers everything and everyone associated with the town, including the Blitz, the mysterious death of the 16th-century writer Christopher Marlowe, and the British children's book and TV characters Rupert the Bear and Bagpuss. Kids get in free with their parents.

Sight Information


20 Stour St., Canterbury, CT1 2RA, England

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Sight Details:

  • £8; combined ticket with Canterbury Roman Museum £10
  • Late Mar.–Sept., Wed.–Sun. 11–5; also 1 wk in late Oct/early Nov. and late Dec./early Jan., daily 11–5

Published 08/18/2015


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