Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum
Park Street
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 2BX
England

Website

www.coriniummuseum.org

E-mail

CoriniumMuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk

Telephone

01285 655611

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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: £4.95
Concessions: £4.10
Children (5 to 16): £2.25
Students: £3.30
Families (2 adults and max 5 children): 10% of full ticket charge
Under 5s free
Annual season ticket:
Adult £14.60
Concession £11.50
Student £9.75
Child £7.20

Discounts

  • Museums Association

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.
When in Rome Exbit

When in Rome

  • 14 February — 15 March 2015 *on now

An exhibition by Gloucestershire Lettering Arts
14 February – 15 March
Gloucestershire Lettering Arts is a Cotswold-based society for calligraphy enthusiasts to enjoy the many and varied aspects of the lettering arts of today. GLA aims to raise the level of awareness of calligraphy, lettering and the book arts. These expressive art forms - graphically interpreting thoughts and ideas, invariably convey meaning before words are actually read.

The exhibition ‘When in Rome’ will show a variety of calligraphy and you will have the opportunity to purchase many of the exhibits which demonstrate this wonderful craft. There will be various interpretations on the theme ‘When in Rome’ using the meaning of the phrase and also its historical message.

Admission

Free Admission. All work for sale.

WW1 Textiles

E.A.S.T. - Between the Lines

  • 21 March — 19 April 2015

Between the Lines” is the title of the latest exhibition by E.A.S.T., East Anglian Stitch Textiles. The exhibition is based on the groups’ response to the centenary of the First World War.

Each of the twelve artists has explored the 1914/18 conflict and undertaken extensive research of their chosen theme. These include a wide range of topics from life on the Western front, the role of women, the effects on landscape and nature, allied armies, mapping, armaments and the reflections of writers and artists in the1920s.

As with all E.A.S.T. exhibitions, the work will include a wide range of textile techniques, all beautifully presented to the highest standard and expertise. The contemporary work will be accompanied by the research material making the completed display highly topical as the country remembers this significant period of our history.

Admission

Free Admission. All work for sale.

Cath Hodsman Bee and flower

Incredible Insects Exhibition by Cath Hodsman

  • 27 March — 12 April 2015

Cath Hodsman will be exposing the hidden world of insects in this stunning art exhibition. She celebrates the fascinating anatomy, diversity, colour, shape, form and importance of insects…..In short, it is designed promote and disseminate everything about their amazing hidden world. Meet the artist and get up close with some beautiful bugs from 12- 3pm on Saturday 7th April.
Cost: Included in admission.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: Included in admission.

Roman Food Pot

Food For Thought Exhibition - A British Museum Collaboration

  • 25 April — 5 July 2015

25 April – 5 July
This exciting exhibition is a partnership between the British Museum, Roman archaeologists from UK Universities and the Corinium Museum. It will explore food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world and bring together unique objects from Cirencester as well as from Silchester and across the Roman Empire including Pompeii, Rome, Athens and Tunisia.

Drawing on recent research, this exhibition will expose all there is to know about Roman food. It will show the utensils used in the Roman world, how people prepared their food, and what evidence we have for these practices, including food remains from a sewer in Herculaneum. The exhibition will also showcase artist Miranda Creswell’s ‘Chop Marks’; landscape drawings made with graphite on kitchen chopping boards.
Fre
e Admission

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free Admission

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.
Women in Roman Corinium

Afternoon Talk - Roman Women in Corinium -Amanda Har

  • 10 March 2015 2:30-3:30pm

Who were the women that lived in Roman Cirencester? What can the archaeological evidence reveal about them? Join Curator Amanda Hart for a lively discussion focussing on the small finds, skeletal evidence and inscriptions from the Roman town of Corinium.

Admission

£6.00 per person £5.00 for season ticket holders Booking Essential

Funny Girl Film

Corinium Cinema - Funny Face (U)

  • 12 March 2015 7-9pm

Audrey Hepburn at her luminous best stars alongside Fred Astaire in the dazzling big screen adaptation of George Gershwin’s musical romp. Charged with finding a “new face”, a fashion photographer believes he has found the next big thing working in a New York bookshop. Colourful song and dance routines, fabulous outfits and a touch of romance accompany them on an event filled trip to the catwalks of Paris.

Admission

£5.50 Adult £4.50 Concession Run time: 1hr. 43 min. Booking recommended

Digtal Rome

Evening Lecture - Virtual Rome: digitally reconstructing the ancient city with Dr Matthew Nicholls

  • 26 March 2015 7:30-8:30pm

Dr Matthew Nicholls of Reading University has built a huge, detailed digital model of ancient Rome, reconstructing the city as it appeared around AD315. Using the latest digital technology in combination with archaeological and literary source material, the model contains thousands of buildings from the grandest monuments to everyday housing, docks, and warehouses. Join Dr Nicholls to explore the world and buildings of ancient Rome and discover how he researched and built the model. This lecture will include some spectacular visuals.

Matthew Nicholls is Associate Professor of ancient history at the University of Reading, where he runs the City of Rome MA. He recently won the 2014 Guardian’s Higher Education Award for teaching excellence.

Admission

£6.00 per person £5.50 for season ticket holders Booking Essential

Hare Trail

Hoppy Hare Family Trails

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015

In partnership with Chedworth Roman Villa
Throughout the Easter holidays we will be running special Hare family trails in conjunction with neighbouring Chedworth Roman Villa and the Cirencester March Hare Festival. Visit the sites to do the trail and win a special prize at the end of your visit.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1 per trail

Mr Turner Film

Rural Cinema – Mr Turner

  • 28 — 29 March 2015 From 2:15pm

Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March - 2.15pm
This Film explores the last twenty-five years of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (Timothy Spall). He lives this period of his life with gusto, and secretly becomes involved with a seaside landlady, while his faithful housekeeper (Dorothy Atkinson) bears an unrequited love for him.

Admission

Cost: £5.00 Adults- £4.00 Concessions. Booking recommended

Chedworth Mosaic

Special Event - Hare/ Mosaics Family Trail

  • 28 March — 12 April 2015

Special Event - Hare/ Mosaics Family Trail. In partnership with Chedworth Roman Villa.

Throughout the Easter holidays we will be running a special Hare/mosaics family trail in conjunction with neighbouring Chedworth Roman Villa. Visit the sites to do the trail and win a special prize at the end of your visit.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost £2 per trail

Children Making a Roman Sheild

Family Drop-in - Roman Standards

  • 30 March 2015 2:30-3:30pm

Family Drop-in - Roman Standards -Jane Bovenizer
Monday 30 March -2.30-3.30pm
Join us to make a Roman Standard which you can carry on your journey through Cirencester like a real Roman soldier.

Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1.50 per child - Free for season ticket holders

Children Woolly Mammoth

Family Drop-in - Woolly Mammoths

  • 30 March 2015 10:30-11:30am

Family Drop-in - Woolly Mammoths Aimee-Jane Hacker
Monday 30 March - 10.30-11.30am

Be inspired by the Ice Age and Stone Age when massive mammoths roamed across the Cotswolds. Create your own woolly mammoth with our palaeobiologist volunteer.

Suitable for ages 3 and above

Admission

£1.50 per child Free for season ticket holders

Roman Shields

Family Drop-in - Roman Shields

  • 31 March 2015 10:30-11:30am

Family Drop-in - Roman Shields with Sara Salvidge
Tuesday 31 March - 10.30-11.30am

Protect yourself by making a copy of a Roman shield. Using Eagle wings and thunder bolts, your shield will turn you into a fine Roman soldier.

£1.50 per child Free for season ticket holders Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£1.50 per child Free for season ticket holders.

A Mosaic in the Museum

Cleaning Mosaics Discovery Zone with the Collections Team

  • 1 April 2015 2-4pm

Wednesday 1 April, 2-4pm
Come and see the collections team clean the museum mosaics and answer your questions about the art of conservation.
Cost: Included in admission

Admission

Cost: Included in admission

Cockerel print

Roman Cockerels Family Drop–in with Jane Bovenizer

  • 1 April 2015 10-11am

Wednesday 1 April, 10-11am
Inspired by one of our newest objects on display, come along and create a beautiful Roman cockerel on a stick.
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders

Child mosaic

Mini Mosaics Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart

  • 1 April 2015 10:30am-12pm

Wednesday 1 April, 10.30am -12pm
Learn the Roman art of mosaic making by creating your own mosaic tile to take home. All materials and instruction provided.
Booking essential. Suitable for ages 8 and above

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £7 per child-£6 for season ticket holders

Anglo Saxon jewellery

Saxons and Vikings Discovery Zone with Angus Malmgren

  • 2 April 2015 2:30-3:30pm

Thursday 2 April, 2.30-3.30pm
Join Angus in looking at evidence of Saxon life in the Cotswolds and what little the Vikings left behind on their journey through Cirencester.

Admission

Cost: Included in admission

Medival Puppet

Hare Puppets Family Drop-in with Sara Salvidge

  • 2 April 2015 10-11am

Thursday 2 April, 10-11am
Come along to the museum and make a Hare puppet to take home.
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders

Cath Hodsman butterfly

Incredible Insects Art Workshop with Cath Hodsman

  • 2 April 2015 10am-1pm

Thursday 2 April, 10am – 1pm
A one-off chance for true insects fans to get up close and personal with incredible insects, at another one of Cath Hodsman’s, unique and fascinating insect art events.
Using high powered microscopes you will see and draw insects like you never have before.
Booking essential. Suitable for all ages

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £12 per child, £10 for season ticket holders

Child Printmaking

Stretchy Hares Family Drop-in with Jane Bovenizer and Sara Salvidge

  • 7 April 2015 10-11am

Tuesday 7 April, 10-11am
Join the museum team to create a beautiful animal from the Cotswold Countryside, a stretchy hare to take home and keep.
Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders. Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders

illustration of one of the objects in the museum.

Adult Workshop - Archaeological Illustration with Lorna Gray

  • 8 April 2015 10am-3pm

Wednesday 8 April, 10am – 3pm
Under specialist tuition, you will learn how to draw archaeological artefacts and create a page of illustrated finds in this one day workshop. Lorna Gray has worked for Cotswold Archaeology and is extensively published. All materials provided.
Cost: £30.00 per adult, £25.00 for season ticket holders. Booking essential
Suitable for ages 16 and over

Admission

Cost: £30.00 per adult, £25.00 for season ticket holders.

tiger on a bag

A Hare on a Bag Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart

  • 8 April 2015 10:30am-12pm

Wednesday 8 April, 10.30am -12noon
Spring into the spring season by creating a wildlife scene on a bag using textile crayons and pens. Your bag will be useable and washable once the design is ironed in place.
Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £7 per child, £6 for season ticket holders

Julius Zebra Book Cover

Julius Zebra – Rumble with the Romans

  • 9 April 2015 2-3:30pm

Thursday 9 April, 2-3.30pm
Walker Books is launching a new series from cartoonist and author Gary Northfield, called Julius Zebra. The series is about Julius the zebra who in first book Rumble with the Romans! is captured by the Romans – to win back his freedom he needs to succeed as a gladiator.

Gary will be running a drawing workshop where children will learn to draw their own ‘Julius Zebra’ cartoons which they can take home. Gary will also explore the world of the Romans using artefacts and offer a book signing following the session.

Gary has created comic strips for The Phoenix, The Beano, Horrible Histories magazine and National Geographic Kids magazine.
Cost: £7 per child, £6 for season ticket holders Booking essential. Suitable for 7-11 year olds

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £7 per child, £6 for season ticket holders

The hundred- foot Journey Film

Corinium Cinema - The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)

  • 9 April 2015 7-9:30pm

Thursday 9 April, 7pm
Drama about an Indian family who arrive in a small French village and set up a new restaurant across the road from a Michelin-starred venue owned by Madame Mallory (Helen Mirren).
Run time: 2 hr. 2 min. Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per adult, £4.50 concessions

Medieval Puppet

Hare Puppets Family Drop-in with Sara Salvidge

  • 9 April 2015 10-11am

Thursday 9 April, 10-11am
Come along to the museum and make a hare puppet to take home.
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders

lWar Medals

World War One Discovery Zone with Sara Salvidge

  • 10 April 2015 2:30-3:30pm

Friday 10 April, 2.30-3.30pm
Join Sara Salvidge to explore WW1 through artefacts and costume in the museum gallery. Linking in with the EAST ‘Between the Lines’ exhibition.
Cost: Included in admission

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: Included in admission

Saxon object

Archaeological Object Identification Discovery Zone with Kurt Adams

  • 10 April 2015 10am-12pm

Friday 10 April, 10-12pm
Join Kurt Adams from the Portable Antiquities Scheme to identify and record your archaeological finds. Whether you have dug up some shreds of pottery from your garden or found some interesting stone or metalwork in a field, as long as they have been dug out of the ground, it could be an important archaeological find that we would like to record.

Admission

Cost: Included in admission

Paddington Film

Family Film Friday- Paddington (PG)

  • 10 April 2015 11am-12:45pm

Friday 10 April, 11am
Paddington follows the comic misadventures of a polite young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home.
Run time: 1 hr. 35 min. Booking recommended

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £5 per adult, £2.50 Children

The Imitation Game Film

Rural Cinema – The Imitation Game

  • 25 — 26 April 2015 From 2:15pm

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 April at 2.15pm
The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film about British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, who was a key figure in cracking Nazi Germany’s navel Enigma code which helped the Allies win the second world war, only to be later be criminally prosecuted for his homosexuality the film Stars Benedict Comnerbatch as Turing is directed by Morton Tyldum with a screenplay by Graham Moored on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges
Cost: £5 per adult, £4 concession. Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5 per adult, £4 concession. Booking recommended

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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