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Canterbury's Museums and Art Galleries (Self Guided), Canterbury

Canterbury offers a brilliant choice of museums. It is situated on the site of the Durovernum Cantiacorum, Roman Britain's most important centers. The city's museums feature lots of interactive exhibits and are excellent attractions for families with children. Canterbury has a number of galleries and hosts the annual Canterbury Festival. Explore the most alluring museums and fine art galleries by following this self-guided tour.
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Canterbury's Museums and Art Galleries Map

Guide Name: Canterbury's Museums and Art Galleries
Guide Location: England » Canterbury (See other walking tours in Canterbury)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 5
Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.1 Km or 0.7 Miles
Author: Sandra
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Stark Gallery
  • Canterbury Tales
  • Roman Museum
  • Lilford Gallery
  • Sidney Cooper Gallery
Stark Gallery

1) Stark Gallery

Stark Gallery can be found at the corner of Hospital Lane and Castle Street. Stark Gallery offers an exceptional choice of original British Craft and contemporary art, framing and prints. There are acrylic paintings, oil paintings, watercolours, photography, collagraphs and wall mounted glass, as well as sculpture. Stark offers a wide range of styles of artwork from traditional to modern contemporary at frequently changing exhibits by both acclaimed and emerging artists. Stark contemporary offers many different styles from at least 25 designer jewellers. Opening hours: Mon 10:00 am-5:00 pm; Tuesday- Friday 9:30 am- 5:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am- 5:30 pm.
Canterbury Tales

2) Canterbury Tales (must see)

The Canterbury Tales attraction is housed in the historic building of St. Margaret’s Church. It is situated on St. Margaret’s Street, several blocks southwest of Canterbury Cathedral. Kent’s most mentioned attraction has stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer of the 14th century. It’s a reconstruction of Medieval England. Visitors perceive the sights, sounds and smells of a Medieval environment.

All the scenes and characters are very colourful, accurate and interesting. The Canterbury Tales museum provides the exciting audio introduction to the mysterious city and its literary characters and guides. This stunning trip over 500 years back is attractive for kids and adults. The museum is open daily; visiting hours vary from about 10.00am - 5.00pm depending on the month.
Roman Museum

3) Roman Museum (must see)

The Roman Museum is located on Butchery Lane a block away from the Canterbury Cathedral. Founded in the early 1960s, it was built underground around the partial remains of a private Roman house that is a grade I listed building. The museum offers its visitors a model of a Roman market, a faithful reproduction of a house, and the remains of a Roman town house with its famous mosaics. All artifacts are real excavated objects brought from archaeological sites around Kent. Canterbury sits on the site of a Roman town that existed for over 400 years. Visitors can experience some awareness-raising archaeology and a computer-based activity focuses on Roman technology. Museum hours: Daily 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.
Lilford Gallery

4) Lilford Gallery

Lilford Gallery is located in Canterbury's city centre. Founded in 2000, it is regarded today as one of the leading regional galleries. Lilford Gallery opens its treasures like a magical Aladdin's cave of Art. This fine art gallery focuses on contemporary fine art from the country and from foreign artists. Liliford displays creations in various media and art forms by established and emerged artists. Gallery hours: Monday – Saturday 9.30am - 5pm; Sunday 11:00 am-4:00 pm.
Sidney Cooper Gallery

5) Sidney Cooper Gallery

Sidney Cooper Gallery is located on Saint Peter's Street, a hundred meters from the West Gate Towers. The Gallery is named in honour of Sidney Cooper, Canterbury’s prominent artist, who founded an art school that later became the art gallery. This well equipped public gallery represents contemporary art works of locally and internationally-reputed artists. Sidney Cooper Gallery runs 6-8 exhibitions a year. Gallery hours: Tuesday–Friday 10:30am-5:00pm, Saturday 11:30pm-5:00pm.

Walking Tours in Canterbury, England

Create Your Own Walk in Canterbury

Create Your Own Walk in Canterbury

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Canterbury Introduction Walk

Canterbury Introduction Walk

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Canterbury Cathedral and Grounds

Canterbury Cathedral and Grounds

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 Km or 0.6 Miles