Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum
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Discover the treasures of the Cotswolds at the Corinium Museum. Two years and five million pounds in the making, the Corinium Museum has been transformed into the must – see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds.

Roman Britain’s second city
Step through a triumphal arch to arrive in Corinium; second largest city in Roman Britain. Experience life as a Roman. Marvel at the stunning mosaics. Dress as a Roman soldier. Explore their artistry and engineering.

Face to face with the Saxons
Revealed to the world for the first time the Anglo-Saxons of Butlers Field, Lechlade. Re-united with their astonishing treasures. Our ancestors brought to life through forensically re-constructed heads.

Wool, wealth and war
Trace a path from the Iron Age to the English Civil War. A story of war, of wool, of royalty; of dissolved monasteries and of a local worthy’s rise from rags to riches.

Venue Type:

Museum

Opening hours

Mon - Sat 10.00-17.00 (10.00 - 16.00 Nov - March)
Sun 14.00-17.00 (14:00 - 16:00 Nov - March)
Bank Holidays

Admission charges

Adults: £5.40
Concessions: £4.60
Children (5 to 16): £2.60
Students: £3.50
Families (2 adults and max 5 children): 10% of full ticket charge
Under 5s free
Annual season ticket:
Adult £15.60
Concession £12.50
Student £10.40
Child £7.80

Discounts

  • Museums Association
  • National Art Pass

Collection details

Archaeology, Archives, Coins and Medals, Costume and Textiles, Social History

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Mice

The Rhythm of Nature’

  • 3 May — 3 June 2018 *on now

Faisal Khouja is a Painter and Printmaker with a unique style of work which can seem deceptively simple at first but is, in fact, quite involved, intricate and sensitive. In his work, which consists mainly of expressive Linocuts as well as some oil paintings, Faisal seeks to create evocative, uplifting and highly coloured pieces which truly lift the soul. http://www.faisalkhouja.com/

Laura has been making fabric and felt animals and home decor for nearly 10 years and prior to that had her own antique re-upholstery business. Before that she was a paper and book restorer, having gained her degree in London at Camberwell Collage of Arts. Through all her work, being creative is central to her life.

Free Entry

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free of Charge

Anne Boning Pictures

‘Inside Out’

  • 7 June — 1 July 2018

Exhibition by Anne Boning
7 June – 1 July

Artist and Sculptor, Anne Boning, presents a series of paintings exploring light, shade and colour.

The exhibition comprises a series of more than fifty small watercolour paintings.
The images are an expression of the artist’s innermost thoughts and were painted over a particular period of time.

Admission

Free entry

Cats door stops by Sian Summerhayes

Sian Summerhayes Exhibition

  • 5 — 29 July 2018

This exhibition is a collection of artwork by Sian Summerhayes featuring original paintings, giclee prints, hand-painted jewellery, homewares and hanging ornaments. Sian works on an array of surfaces including paper, wood, slate and fabric to create original pieces and prints as well as decorative and functional items for the home and to wear. Bright and busy, her style is cheerful, colourful and pattern-orientated, inspired by countryside scenes and homely interiors.

Quirky depictions of birds and animals are a trademark of her work, combining a folky yet contemporary feel. Sian Summerhayes is a local artist living and working in the Stroud area of the Cotswolds.

Admission

Free Entry

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
murder_on_the_orient_express Film

Murder on the Orient Express

  • 26 — 27 May 2018 2:15pm

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 May, 2.15pm

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best-selling author Agatha Christie, "Murder on the Orient Express" tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone's a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Roman Houses

Roman Houses

  • 29 May 2018 From 11am

Discovery Zone
Tuesday 29 May, 11-12pm

What did Roman houses look like? What were the differences between wealthy and not so wealthy households? To find out, come and look at fascinating archaeological plans to find clues and handle real Roman building materials and other artefacts.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Included in admission
Free to members

Roman Games

Roman Abacus

  • 29 May 2018 10:30-11:30am

Make this simple, but fascinating tool and learn how Roman children learned maths. Hope we can ‘count on’ you to join us!

You may be surprised in this age of technology that devices to make life a little easier have been around for thousands of years. The abacus is not only practical for counting, but did you know that you can add or subtract complex numbers, and even multiply with this tool? Your children will have the choice to make a simple device, or the more complex and versatile tool.

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 member

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 member

Green Man Collage

Green Man

  • 30 May 2018 From 2pm

Family Drop-in
Wednesday 30 May, 2-3pm

Make your own collaged Green Man face, using cut and coloured leaves, and natural greenery.

The Green Man, or Jack-in-the-Green, is a symbol of rebirth. He may once have been a pagan fertility figure or nature spirit, but he is found carved in Christian churches as far back as the fifth century. Making your own version of his face is a good way to celebrate the summer holidays.

Suitable for age 5 and above

Suitable for

  • 5-6

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Roman Garden

Pop-Up Roman Garden

  • 30 May 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in
Wednesday 30 May, 10-11am

Make your own pop-up Roman garden at this creative event inspired by Roman gardens.

The Romans loved gardens, and they planted them for use and for pleasure. Wealthy Romans had enclosed gardens for use as outdoor rooms, surrounded by colonnades and furnished with statues and fountains. Join us to colour, cut and construct your own miniature Roman garden.

Suitable for age 5 and above

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for members

Fort

Roman Military

  • 31 May 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with John Smith
Thursday 31 May, 7-8.30pm

An evening lecture exploring the Roman Army and their campaign in Britain. Military historian John Smith will explore archaeological evidence of Roman military equipment through re-enactment and how this translates into creating a picture of the Roman soldier. John Smith has been involved in archaeology for 40 years and worked at two Roman Villas - Rockbourne, near Fordingbridge and Bignor in Sussex where he was Curator for 3 years. His special area is the Roman Army, particularly in the West Country. Thirty years ago he was one of the 'diggers' at Lake Farm, Wimborne - a Roman Legionary base.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Roman Building

Inside Roman Buildings

  • 31 May 2018 11am-12pm

Drop in to this Handling Session and take an up close look at real Roman objects. Learn more about the engineering, decoration and artefacts that made up Roman homes in Corinium.

Admission

Included in admission

Mini Mosaics

Mini Mosaics

  • 31 May 2018 From 10:30am

Children’s Workshop
Thursday 31 May, 10.30-12pm

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum looking for inspiration from the museum’s Roman mosaic collections. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic tile to take home using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided.

Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children as there is quite a lot of supervision required for children under 8.

Booking essential

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Anglo Saxon Shields

Anglo-Saxon Shields

  • 31 May 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in
Thursday 31 May, 10-11am

Make your own Anglo-Saxon Shield at this exciting and arty drop-in event.

The main defensive item of the Anglo-Saxon warrior was the shield. The Anglo-Saxon shield was made from wood and covered with leather or heavy cloth, with an iron boss in the centre. Some of the shields were beautifully decorated with ornate metal foils and studs or by painting. Create your own design and be just like an Anglo-Saxon warrior.

Suitable for age 5 and above.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Early Man Film

Early Man

  • 1 June 2018 11am-12:45pm

Family Film Friday


Set at the dawn of time, when dinosaurs and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, Early Man tells the story of how one plucky caveman unites his tribe against a mighty enemy and saves the day!


Booking recommended

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £2.70 children

Knight Drop IN

Roman Soldier on a Stick

  • 1 June 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in

Create a Roman soldier on a stick inspired by the Roman army and the kit they carried.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for members

Discover the Archaeology of the Cotswolds

Discover the Archaeology of the Cotswolds

  • 7 June 2018 2:30-4pm

Afternoon Talk with Dr Alison Brookes

The Prehistory galleries of the Corinium Museums are to be transformed during the Stone Age to Corinium Project. Join Dr. Alison Brookes, Collections Development Officer, to explore how the new space will inspire and engage visitors with the archaeology of the Cotswolds.
The talk will offer the opportunity to see a selection of objects which are currently in storage including rare stone tools, the earliest pottery vessels and an array of Bronze and Iron Age metalwork. During this new series of talks Alison will reveal how the objects were discovered and what they tell us about the earliest human occupation of the Cotswolds.

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Battleofthesexes Film

Battle of the Sexes

  • 14 June 2018 7-8:45pm

Corinium Cinema

The electrifying 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-champ and Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the Battle of the Sexes and became the most watched televised sports event of all time.

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 concession

The Post Film

Rural Cinema The Post

  • 23 — 24 June 2018 2:15pm

Cert: 12A – Run time: 1 hr.53 min.

Rotten Tomatoes audience rating: 88%
Director: Steven Spielberg

In June 1971 The New York Times, the Washington Post and the nation's major newspapers took a brave stand for freedom of speech and reported on the Pentagon Papers, the massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned four decades and four Presidents.

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Pin for holding cloth

Dr Valija Evalds – What Are They Wearing?

  • 28 June 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture
Thursday 28 June, 7-8.30pm

What Are They Wearing? Dr. Valija Evalds explores images of cloth and clothing on medieval and renaissance artefacts in the Corinium Museum Collection. Abbot’s mitres and renaissance ruffs often look exaggerated to the modern eye, as do the shapes of medieval and renaissance bodies. And why would a merchant like John Coxwell wear so much black? Dr Evalds asks what the artists meant to convey when they depicted garments, and what the contemporary audience understood when they saw it.

Valija Evalds has a PhD in art history from Yale University. She has lectured in medieval art history, the history of costume and textiles, the development of illustrated children's books and the history of the home. She has published articles on medieval sculpture and the history of dress.

Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Maudie film

Corinium Cinema Maudie

  • 12 July 2018 7-9pm

Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love.

Cert: 12
Run time: 1 hr. 53 min.

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 concession

Romeo & Juliet live performance

RSC Live Romeo & Juliet

  • 18 July 2018 7-10pm

Wednesday 18 July, 7pm

Join us for an RSC Live screening of Romeo & Juliet, broadcast to the Corinium Cinema.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult, £15 members

Roman Women Writing

Discovery to Display

  • 21 July 2018 9:30am-4:30pm

Roman Society Day Excursion

A ‘Discovery to Display’ day excursion to find out about current archaeological processes from excavation, to processing the archaeology, and then to final museum deposition and display.

The day will include a tour of the Cotswold Archaeology Office in Kemble to hear about recent excavations and take a look at how finds are processed. Then to the Corinium Museum Resource Centre in Northleach where the museum team will explain the next stage of the process and finally on to the Corinium Museum for a talk from Museum Director Amanda Hart and a chance to look at the galleries. Transportation will be provided.

10-11am Cotswold Archaeology tour including a break for tea & coffee
12-1pm Resource Centre, Northleach
1-2pm Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)
2.15-4.30pm Corinium Museum, talk by Amanda Hart

This day excursion has been made possible with support from the Roman Society.


Booking essential

Admission

Cost: £15 per adult, £12 members and Roman Society Members

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.
Child dressed as an Anglo-Saxon

Investigate the Anglo-Saxons

http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/museum

A one hour session in which children will examine the archaeological evidence from burials, in order to discover who the Anglo-Saxons were and how they lived.

Creator

  • Amanda Hart

Publisher

  • Corinium Museum

How to obtain

Please contact the Museum for further details.

Children dressed up as Romans

Everyday Life of the Romans

http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/museum

A 45 minute session in which children will be able to find out what life was like in Roman Corinium through a range of exciting hands on activities.

Creator

  • Amanda Hart

Publisher

  • Corinium Museum

How to obtain

Please contact the Museum for further information.

Roman Tombstone

Investigate the People from Roman Corinium

http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/museum

A one hour session which looks at four different people from Roman Corinium. Using a range of resources including Roman tombstone inscriptions and real and replica Roman objects for a fun investigation of the sort of people who lived in Corinium.

Creator

  • Amanda Hart

Publisher

  • Corinium Museum

How to obtain

Please contact the Museum for further information.

Roman dining room

Through the Roman Keyhole

http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/museum

A one hour session using real and replica Roman objects, children will investigate some of the houses from Roman Corinium and the people who lived in them.

Creator

  • Amanda Hart

Publisher

  • Corinium Museum

How to obtain

Please contact the Museum for further information.

People looking at documents

Tudor Cirencester

http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/go/museum

A one hour session in which children will discover Cirencester’s Tudor past: the people, the objects and the buildings by examining the archaeological evidence from wills, artefacts and architecture.

Creator

  • Amanda Hart

Publisher

  • Corinium Museum

How to obtain

Please contact the Museum for further details.

Corinium Museum
Park Street
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 2BX
England

Website

www.coriniummuseum.org

E-mail

coriniummuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk

Telephone

01285 655611

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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