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In an imposing medieval building on Stour Street, the museum includes the ancient Poor Priests' Hospital, with its magnificent beamed ceilings.
Displays feature Anglo-Saxon treasures, rare Tudor painted plaster, and the historic Invicta steam engine built by Robert Stephenson.
Canterbury, a busy market city with much of its medieval character intact, is famous as the home of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Anglican Church.
The cathedral is also famous as part of the Pilgrim's Way, a route for pilgrimages from Winchester and Rochester.
The area immediately surrounding Canterbury Cathedral - Cathedral Precincts - is also worth exploring.
Indeed, it’s not just history and heritage that makes this a special spot, there’s genuinely first-class fare to savour.
For ale aficionados, there’s up to six real ales at the bar, including award-winning local beer from Kent brewer Shepherd Neame.
Boasting a choir screen dating from 1411, the magnificent stone work is decorated with angels carrying shields and the crowned figures of six monarchs: Henry V, Richard II, Ethelbert of Kent, Edward the Confessor, Henry IV, and Henry VI.