Founded in 1971 the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit has excavated 400 sites throughout Kent. The unit continues to excavate, record, publish and protect the rich history of Kent to this day. Two of those archaeological sites are open to the public and are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year. Both sites are run by our fantastic teams of knowledgable volunteers and we are always happy to add to those teams.
If you are interested in gaining experience of working in a museum-like environment, please Contact Us using the following email address: email@example.com.
The exposed ruins of the Crofton Roman Villa in Orpington is open to general visitors and for educational puroposes with local schools. Please visit our Crofton Roman Villa page to find out more about what we offer and to download our information for teachers leaflet.
The Roman Painted House in Dover is another site run by the Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit, which consists of extremely well preserved Roman house and portrays a facinating insight of Roman Dover. Please visit our Roman Painted House page for further information.
WE ARE SORRY TO ANNOUNCE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) OUTBREAK, ALL EASTER EVENTS FOR THE CROFTON ROMAN VILLA, ORPINGTON AND THE ROMAN PAINTED HOUSE, DOVER HAVE BEEN CANCELLED.
THE CROFTON ROMAN VILLA AND ROMAN PAINTED HOUSE WILL NOT BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC IN APRIL.
THIS DECISION WAS MADE BY THE ORGANISERS IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFTEY OF THE PUBLIC AND OUR VOLUNTEERS.
WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THIS MAY CAUSE.
DO PLEASE KEEP A LOOK OUT ON OUR WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES FOR FUTURE OPENING TIMES.
Why not check out our new Blog!
Celebrating the work of archaeology in Kent, the Kent Archaeological Review is a journal produced by our sister charity the Council for Kentish Archaeology, which sadly dissolved last year.
We are currently working on getting the archive of articles from the Review onto our new Blog, so please bear with us while we undertake this enormous task!
We hope that you will enjoy reading some of these articles, which touches on the work of archaeological groups in Kent as well as general areas of historical interest.
Please send all mail enquires to:
Kent Archaeological Rescue Unit
The Roman Painted House
25 New Street
Phone: 01304 203279
Please email us if you have any enquiries about volunteering at the Crofton Roman Villa or Roman Painted House.