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Roman Painted House, Dover

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  • WHAT IT IS. A Roman house, built 2nd century. WHAT'S SO SPECIAL. The painted decorations can be seen on the walls - a rare glimpse into Dover's Roman interior design. WHY. The Romans were.....  more »
  • Fascinating little place in the historically rich city of Dover. For a small admission fee you can visit the well preserved Roman house as well as Roman fortification walls that were later built...  more »
  • This site really does itself no favours calling itself 'Britain's buried Pompeii' as it really isn't a patch on that particular site. What it does, in its own small and almost wonderfully understated way, is provide a fascinating insight into history - partly the Roman history. I visited this site as part of a school trip back in the late eighties and, at least to me, it appears to have changed very little in the intervening thirty years. It even still has a bulky TV/video combination that itself feels a part of history. Its main concessions to the modern, more interactive style of museums are neatly included. You can pick up and feel some artefacts. There are some low children's tables where mosaics can be put together. I must admit to enjoying both activities. The remains themselves - well, as I said, it's nothing compared to Pompeii, but they still provide interest. The chance to step back in time, however, proved wonderful.
  • Very interesting and the two ladies who worked there were very pleasant and helpful
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