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.
Richard  Webb exbit

Still Life with Blackbirds

  • 20 September — 19 October 2014

An exhibition by Richard Kenton Webb

Local artist Richard Kenton Webb of Siddington, Cirencester has joined forces with writer Joanne Reardon Lloyd to create an exhibition of linocuts and stories at the Corinium Museum. Visitors are invited to piece together a detective story by matching image and text. Richard has just returned from Tasmania where he was exploring the colour yellow as Artist in Resident at LARQ. Two of his works from this time will also be on show.

Richard and Joanne will be in the gallery from 2-3pm on Saturday 20 September, followed by a talk in the museums lecture theatre from 3-4pm. Richard will also give a gallery talk and demonstrate the art of linocutting in the gallery on Thursday 16 October, 7-8pm. Visit www. coriniummuseum.org or www.richardkentonwebb.com and www.rkwprints.com for more information about Richard.

Free Admission

Admission

Free Admission

Hand made in clay

Handmade from Clay

  • 25 October — 23 November 2014

An exhibition by Tara Davidson, Sue Simmons, Victoria Underwood and Marion Mitchell.
25 October - 23 November
This eclectic exhibition features an exciting selection of beautiful handmade ceramics by four very different local artists using clay in uniquely creative ways. Tara Davidson produces lace-inspired, functional porcelain. Sue Simmons makes quirky cats with extraordinary poised tails, perfect for any cat lover. Victoria Underwood creates wonderful, sculptural vessels with an unusual twist and the seashore inspires Marion Mitchell's statuettes & often abstract sculptures. This selling exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to explore craft created locally and buy a piece of original art and craft in time for Christmas.

All work for sale.

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.
French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

Remember Scarborough

  • 25 September 2014 7-8:30pm

An Evening Lecture by Bob Clarke, followed by Q and A.

2014 sees the United Kingdom marking the outbreak of World War One, naturally all eyes fall towards the battlefields of the Western Front. However, on the 16 December 1914 the German High Seas Fleet shelled three east coast towns killing near 200 and injuring 600.

This largely forgotten action was soon surpassed by the horrors of trench warfare, at the time it caused national outrage.

Bob Clarke is an archaeologist whose research has covered prehistory and the Cold War.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5.65 or £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking essential.

Jersey boys film

Rural Cinema - Jersey Boys

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 From 2:15pm

Rural Cinema
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September at 2.15pm

Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

Admission

Cost: £4.65 Adults or £3.85 Concessions. Booking recommended

two faces of January Film

Corinium Cinema - The Two Faces of January (12A)

  • 9 October 2014 7-9pm

Thursday 9 October at 7pm
A suspense thriller starring Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst and Oscar Isaac. In 1962, a glamorous couple come to know an American expatriate acting as an Athens tour guide. But an incident at the couple's hotel puts all three in danger and creates a precarious interdependence between them. A tense and dangerous battle of wits between the two men leads them from Greece to Turkey, and to a dramatic finale played out in the back alleys of Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

Run time: 1 hr. 36 min. Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5.50 Adults, £4.50 Concessions

roman tile

Corinium Late

  • 9 October 2014 5-8pm

Join us for special late night opening hours at Corinum Museum. Enjoy a drink whilst exploring the galleries, or simply browse the fantastic Corinium Museum Shop. Refreshments available

Admission

Cost: £4.95 Adults, £4.10 Concessions

Hunting Dogs Mosaic

Afternoon Talk - Seasons and Hunting Dogs Roman Mosaics

  • 14 October 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Join Corinium Museum’s, Emma Stuart to explore how the Romans created mosaics, the unearthing of the spectacular Seasons and Hunting Dogs mosaics and what messages are hidden within the designs. Includes a short talk, some materials handling and a visit to the gallery to see the mosaics on display.

Admission

Cost: £6.00 Per Person, £5.00 for season ticket holders - Booking essential

photograph of poppies in field

Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in

  • 27 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

A Big Draw event with Jane Bovenizer
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies and contributing drawings to a large WW1 battles cape banner on which to hang them. Exploration of mood and colour using fabric pastel crayons.

Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

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

making a mosaic

Traditions of Our World Family Drop-in

  • 28 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

A Big Draw event with Sara Salvidge and Jane Bovenizer
Tuesday 28 October, 10.30 – 11.30am
Family drop-in activity celebrating the role of cats in our Halloween traditions. Make a stretchy cat and draw its spooky face!

Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holder’s

Mosaic

Discovery Zone with Heather Dawson and James Harris

  • 29 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

Providing you with the opportunity to see the museum team, as they undertake the cleaning of the floor mosaics and ask any questions relating to them.

Admission

Cost: included in admission price

Making A Mosaic

Big Draw - Our World on a Bag

  • 29 October 2014 10:30am-12pm

A Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Be inspired by our collections and the world around us to draw your unique design on a useful drawstring bag to carry around all those essential bits and pieces! Using special textile crayons and pastels create a unique design that will be fixed in place and washable.

Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above, but please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

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

25 years of cotswold arch

New Horizons: 25 years of Cotswold Archaeology -

  • 30 October 2014 7-8:30pm

An Evening Lecture with Professor Timothy Darvill
Cotswold Archaeology championed innovative approaches to the investigation of sites and monuments across southern Britain. From prehistoric flint scatters to Second World War defences, new discoveries have greatly expanded our understanding of the past and its relevance to the present. This lecture explores the changing environment in which archaeology has found itself over the last 25 years and highlights some extraordinary finds that Cotswold Archaeology has brought to light.

Timothy Darvill is an English archaeologist and author, best known for his publications on prehistoric Britain and his excavations in England, Wales, and the Isle of Man. He is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on Stonehenge and the British Neolithic.

Admission

Cost: £6 per person, £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking essential

Poppies

Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in

  • 30 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

A Big Draw event with Sara Salvidge
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies and contributing drawings to a large WW1 battles cape banner on which to hang them. Exploration of mood and colour using fabric pastel crayons.
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Postman Pat Film

Family Film Friday- Postman Pat The Movie

  • 31 October 2014 From 11am

Family Film Friday- Postman Pat The Movie
Friday 31 October - 11am
Each school holiday we will be selecting a film for families to enjoy. Film titles are released approximately four to six weeks in advance. To find out which film we will be showing contact the Corinium Museum or visit our website.

Cost: £5.00 Adults, £2.50 Children. Booking recommended.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £5.00 Adults, £2.50 Children. 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.
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.

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 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.

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