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The Museum of Canterbury

The Museum of Canterbury

The building on the left is the thirteenth Century Poor Priests Hospital. It has been turned into the Museum of Canterbury and houses a `time walk' through Canterbury life from the building of the Roman Town; the murder of Thomas Becket; the original steam locomotive used on George Stephenson's Canterbury and Whitstable railway; and up to Rupert Bear, whose creator, Mary Tourtell lived in Canterbury. I like the Anglo-Saxon portable sundial, perhaps the earliest watch. The museum has a copy, visit the Cathedral treasury to see the silver original.

The building itself is worth a visit, the roof is a fantastic demonstration of craftsmanship in wood.

See another view of the museum

The Canterbury Tour, a unique virtual walk around this ancient city Peter Collinson
This page last changed on 18th November 2018.
Photograph June 2005. © Copyright Peter Collinson, All rights reserved.