We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Canterbury Heritage Museum

Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NR, England
+44 1227 475202
Review Highlights
A good visit

Well curated museum with information on the Canterbury area. It was not crowded the day we visited... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Reno, Nevada
Nostalgia for people older than me (haha)

Got reduced priced tickets for this attraction as we brought tickets to the roman museum. Some of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Read all 194 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good45%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“rupert bear” (24 reviews)
“joint ticket” (11 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Stour Street, Canterbury CT1 2NR, England
+44 1227 475202
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (194)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 194 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well curated museum with information on the Canterbury area. It was not crowded the day we visited and so we were able to spend quality time reading the placards. Staff was very helpful and gave tips on other things to see in Canterbury.

Thank KDRaknm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got reduced priced tickets for this attraction as we brought tickets to the roman museum. Some of it covers the Roman museum but only a small part. There is a fantasic Rupert the Bear exhibit as well a children shows from 70s (Bagpuss, Noggin the...More

Thank Kaywaiting
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Lovely friendly museum and it is so important we keep these local museums, so that we keep local people interested in their heritage.

Thank freebeeQueensland
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Like probably 99% of visitors, we went to see Bagpuss - and doing so was the highlight of our trip, being 40-somethings with fond memories of the greatest children's TV programme ever made. The exhibit preserves Emily's shop window complete with the saggy old cat...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 29 April 2017

What a great place. A historic building housing lots of ancient history. Great WWII history also covered. Even had information on BagPuss and Rupert Bear. A lovely afternoon spent here. Would recommend.

Thank Joyce J
Reviewed 28 April 2017

The first shoch was the price £8 for a small museum! An interesting collection, housed in a wonderful historic building. A attempt, which appeared to be an afterthought, to be child-friendly involved irrelevant activities; no children present. Several inaccurate or poor labels and signs. Some...More

Thank Malcolm J
Reviewed 21 April 2017

A wonderful museum, items are well laid out to explain the local history within the wider picture. The building has been cleverly adapted to house the museum, making the most of it's ancient structure and history. Our visit lasted over one and a half hours...More

Thank chichick63
Reviewed 10 April 2017

There is more to see here than first meets the eye. The museum caters for all ages and there seems to be something interesting in every corner.

Thank vivlock
Reviewed 31 March 2017

A fascinating museum with some real treasures- early Christian pendants and steam engines; Conrad's study and Bagpuss. Fabulous!

Thank Bob190736
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Didn't expect much but, boy, was I wrong! A really informative, well laid out local museum, telling the story of Canterbury from pre-history to late 1900s. It is also housed in a well preserved 14th century building. Well worth a visit and was reasonably priced.

Thank Stephen D
Nearby Restaurants
The Ambrette Canterbury
1,021 reviews
.05 km away
Tiny Tim's Tearoom
725 reviews
.17 km away
The Foundry Brew Pub
335 reviews
.12 km away
Saffron Cafe
133 reviews
.17 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
484 reviews
.20 km away
Eastbridge Hospital
168 reviews
.17 km away
Greyfriars Chapel and Franciscan Gardens
133 reviews
.05 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Tom C
What are your hours?
8 July 2015|
Response from Canterbbbury |
Seasonal opening between late March and late September 11am-5pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday & Tuesday. Also open 11am-5pm during half-terms and the Christmas holidays.