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.
Mother goddesses

Cultural Fusion Temporary Display

  • 2 February — 30 March 2018 *on now

To coincide with the broadcast of BBC Civilisations series in spring 2018, we will be showcasing objects relating to the theme of Cultural Fusion in our Hare Gallery. The temporary display will feature objects from Corinium (Roman Cirencester) and will reveal the fusion between Celtic and Roman cultures.

Included in admission

Admission

Included in museum 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.
Victoria & Abdul

Rural Cinema – Victoria and Abdul

  • 24 — 25 February 2018 2:15-4pm *on now

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 February, 2.15pm

The extraordinary true story of an unexpected friendship in the later years of Queen Victoria's (Academy Award winner Judi Dench) remarkable rule.


Cost: £5.20 per adult, £4.40 concession
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5.20 per adult, £4.40 concession

A Monster Calls Film

Corinium Cinema -A Monster Calls

  • 8 March 2018 7-8:45pm

Corinium Cinema
Thursday 8 March, 7pm

A Monster Calls is a visually spectacular drama about a young boy who attempts to deal with his mother's illness and the bullying of his classmates by escaping into a fantastical world of monsters and fairy tales that deal with courage, loss and faith.


Run time: 1 hr. 46 min. (12A)
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £6.25 per adult £5.25 concessions

ladyhawk statue

The Medieval Forest

  • 8 March 2018 2-4pm

Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter
Thursday 8 March, 2-4pm

The romances of Robin Hood give us one version of the Forest, but the reality is even more intriguing. This talk is a tour through the medieval greenwood – its landscapes, inhabitants and savage laws. A surprising amount survives, including beautiful artworks and buildings, much of it on our doorstep.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Roman tombstone

Roman Identity Family Event

  • 10 March 2018 10am-1pm

As part of the BBC Civilisations Festival, we will be showcasing elements of our new KS2 Roman Identity session, sponsored by the Roman Society. Perfect for family visitors to get hands-on with objects that show how archaeology can uncover the identity of people from the past. We will have real and replica objects and games for children to play as they traverse the Roman Empire. If you are a teacher exploring Romans or Classical Civilisations with your class, you might like to see some of the resources we offer on this special event day.
Included in admission.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Included in museum admission

Cleo Mussi mosaic

Cultural Mosaic with Cleo Mussi

  • 10 March 2018 10am-1pm

Sponsored by the Art Fund as part of the Civilisations Festival, Corinium Museum is hosting a special event entitled Cultural Mosaic. Drawing upon the theme of ‘identity,’ we are inviting visitors to take part in the creation of a new mosaic designed by internationally renowned artist Cleo Mussi. Visitors will explore past identities through the museum’s collections and learn about Roman mosaics along the way.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Included in museum admission

Anglo Saxons Jewellery

Creative Writing - Words as Images

  • 15 March 2018 10:30am-12:30pm

Adult Workshop with Adele Dark
Thursday 15 March, 10.30-12.30pm

The poem by Beowulf was written by an Anglo Saxon, thousands of years ago. How would it be written today in the year 2017? Soak up the life and times of the Anglo Saxons surrounded by objects displayed in the Anglo-Saxon gallery, then dip into this poem and create a poem of your own set in our times.

Adele Dark, Artist and Calligrapher, is a fully qualified teacher who has worked with museums, art centres and schools both in Jersey and the UK. Adele is member of the Society of Scribes and a printmaking graduate. Visit adeledark.squarespace.com


Booking essential

Admission

Cost: £20 per adult, £18 for season ticket holders

Fortuna Statue

Withington; A Surviving Roman Estate

  • 22 March 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Roger Box
Thursday 22 March, 7-8.30pm

Romano-British villas were extensive rural complexes of domestic, agricultural and occasionally industrial buildings that were constructed throughout the Roman period, from the first to the fourth centuries AD. The remains of Withington Roman villa were first discovered in 1811 and Samuel Lysons was invited to carry out investigations; the remains of walls, pavements and third- to fourth-century AD mosaics were uncovered; enough to identity that the plan of the building was a tripartite corridor villa and bath-house.

Join Roger Box to uncover the magnificent villa and surrounding areas that neighboured Chedworth but are no longer visible.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Tombstone

Military Tombstones in Roman Britain

  • 12 April 2018 2-3pm

Military tombstones can provide a great insight in to the lives of the buried and the practices of the Roman army. This talk will examine tombstones from the museum collections as well as looking at examples from across the country. We will decipher the inscriptions and iconography to reveal their fascinating stories.

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders
Booking recommended

Suitable for

  • Not suitable for children

Admission

Cost: £6.75 per adult, £5.75 for season ticket holders

Website

https://coriniummuseum.org/afternoon-talks/

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.

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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