Museums at Night 2010: Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Friday May 14 2010
For extraordinary dedication to costumed flamboyance, the team at the Corinium Museum in Gloucestershire have come up trumps for Museums at Night.
A legion of volunteers and local college performers have been rehearsing inside the award-winning homage to Cirencester’s Roman past, morphing into Saxon princesses and Roman casualties rising from their tombs, scaring and delighting passers-by in the process.
Roman re-enactors star in Cirencester
"I'll be a Saxon archaeologist," says Archaeological Officer Alison Brooks, who is clearly concentrating more on her day job of introducing and explaining the collections to visitors alongside fellow experts.
"It's certainly had a good response from the kids."
Saxon Princesses get a shot at the costume department
Brooks has devised a full evening of interpretational fun for their audience, kicking off with a screening of blockbuster film A Night at the Museum 2 and proceeding with an interactive quest around the exhibits based on CBBC's award-winning Relic: Guardians of the Museum programme.
Like the surrounding Cotswolds, the Corinium is always worth revisiting.
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