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: £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.
Mosaic Leopard in the museum

British Association of Modern Mosaicists

  • 20 July — 30 August 2016 *on now

"Awakenings: Ancient Themes, New Perspectives"
Exhibition

This exhibition celebrates contemporary mosaic artwork by members of the British Association for Modern Mosaic (BAMM). BAMM, founded in 1999, exists to promote, encourage and support excellence in mosaic art and to raise public awareness of contemporary mosaic through exhibitions, publications, events and related educational activities. BAMM is an energetic and enthusiastic membership association open to all those interested in contemporary mosaic art, whether you are an artist, a collector, student or enthusiast. Find out more at www.bamm.org.uk

Admission

Free Admission

Screen Print

Printing with Texture and Text

  • 3 — 25 September 2016

Exhibition by Selected Printmakers, curated by Tricia Torrington
3 - 25 September

This exhibition will showcase work from artists who have taken part in workshops, focussing on textural printmaking and 'poetry-into-print'. The exhibition will feature 2D and 3D works, printing onto different surfaces including ceramics, under glass, and works using text, including artists' books. The show confirms how wide-ranging print techniques are, and is colourful, exciting and full of interest.


Artworks for Sale

Admission

Free Admission

Coast picture

Exhibition - Coast

  • 29 September — 31 October 2016

Exhibition by CHART art collective
29 September – 31 October

CHART is a small, Cheshire based collective of visual artists interested in the links between all the arts and sciences, and in structure, time, words, numbers and symbols. They share a deep sense of the connectivity of human experience, our relationship with nature and the importance of spirituality. References to all these elements are evident in their work. Their new exhibition COAST examines the elemental nature of our shorelines, the interaction of land and sea as well as the beauty and power of the littoral. www.chart.uk.com
Free admission
Works 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.
All that Heaven allows Film

Corinium Cinema - All that Heaven Allows

  • 8 September 2016 7-8:30pm

Thursday 8 September, 7pm

An upper-class widow falls in love with a much younger, down-to-earth nurseryman, much to the disapproval of her children and criticism of her country club peers.


Run time: 1hr. 29 min. (U)
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £6 per adult, £5 concessions

Open Day

Special Event - Heritage Open Day

  • 11 September 2016 2-5pm

Sunday 11 September, 2-5pm

An opportunity to look around an award winning museum as part of Heritage Open Days weekend. This special Sunday afternoon we open our doors for free to the public. There is something for everyone with a special family fun trail for the children.

Free admission

Admission

Free admission

The Alfred Bowl

The Alfred Powell Arts and Crafts Bowl

  • 21 September 2016 2:30-3:30pm

Afternoon Talk with Heather Dawson

Alfred Hoare Powell (1865–1960) was an English Arts and Crafts architect, designer and painter of pottery. He believed that architecture and the crafts should create an organic whole with the natural world, and that industrialization and bad building robbed people of the conditions in which they could be happy and create good work. Join Heather Dawson in this afternoon talk to hear about his life and achievements.

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5 for season ticket holders

 A Hologram for the King Film

Rural Cinema – A Hologram for the King

  • 24 — 25 September 2016 From 2:15pm

Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 September, 2.15pm

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury).



Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5.20 per adult, £4.40 concession

Dannicus tombstone

Wooden Horses: The Early Occupation of Cirencester

  • 29 September 2016 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Catherine Hoggarth
Thursday 29 September, 7-8.30pm

Beneath Cirencester and the mosaic floors of Corinium lay the remains of a first century military fort. Focusing on objects from the museum's early Roman collection, this talk will explore what we know and can theorize about the life of the Roman auxiliary cavalry at Cirencester in the first century AD. How did the different units differentiate themselves within the confines of the Roman military machine? Did they keep their horses inside or outside the fort? What was the purpose of the Hippika gymnasia? This talk will also consider how questions like these can further our understanding of the early Roman occupation of Cirencester.

Catherine Hoggarth is a PhD student at the University of Kent researching the bridges of ancient Rome. She is also researching the early Roman period of Cirencester for the Corinium's HLF development project.

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 for season ticket holders

Abbot Abbey

Afternoon Talk - The Death of King John, 1216

  • 6 October 2016 2-4pm

Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter


800 years ago; a French invasion, a failed regime, the sudden death of a king. These events came into our region when King John was buried at Worcester, creating the biggest cliff-hanger in history. Join Tim Porter to find out more!

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

Florence-Foster-Jenkins Film

Corinium Cinema - Florence Foster Jenkins

  • 13 October 2016 7-9pm

Corinium Cinema

Based on an astonishing true story, starring Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant, the hilarious and inspiring Florence Foster Jenkins tells the inspirational true story of the eponymous New York heiress who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great singer. The film celebrates the human spirit, the power of music and the passion of amateurs everywhere.


Run time: 1hr. 50 min.(PG)

Admission

Cost: £6 per adult, £5 concessions
Booking recommended

Mosaic tile

Children’s Workshop - Mini Mosaics

  • 25 October 2016 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Tuesday 25 October, 10.30-12pm

Learn the Roman art of mosaic making by creating your own mosaic tile to take home. All materials and instruction provided.

Suitable for ages 8 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £7.50 per child, £6.50 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

Hazelton Long barrow

Family Drop-in - Bronze Age Burials

  • 25 October 2016 10-11am

Family Drop-in with Jane Bovenizer

A long time ago, people called the Beaker people came to Britain and were buried with decorated pots and other objects. Make a Beaker burial to take home.


Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £2 per child, £1 for season ticket holders

Witches

Family Drop-in - Stretchy Witches

  • 26 October 2016 10-11am

Family Drop-in with Jane Bovenizer
Wednesday 26 October, 10-11am

“Double, double, toil and trouble.” Join the museum team and make a stretchy witch to take home this Halloween.

Cost: £2 per child, £1 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £2 per child, £1 for season ticket holders

Tudor Seal

Evening Lecture - Every Roman Coin Tells a Story

  • 27 October 2016 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Roger Box
Thursday 27 October, 7- 8.30pm

Roman coins were not only day to day currency, they were a method of communicating information and state propaganda throughout the empire. They are a valuable source of information that gives an insight into the very centre of Roman power and thinking. Using original coins, Roger Box will interpret the meaning and translate the messages coins convey.

Roger Box is a retired forensic archaeologist, numismatist and war crimes investigator with four decades of specialist knowledge in Roman and Medieval coinage.

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 for season ticket holders
Booking essential

roman drawing

Children’s Drawing Workshop -Roman Draw

  • 27 October 2016 11am-1pm

Children’s Drawing Workshop with James Harris
Thursday 27 October, 11-1pm

During this workshop children will have a unique opportunity to create a mini exhibition of their drawings of real artefacts from the museum store. James will offer gentle advice on drawing techniques.


Suitable for ages 7 and above

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £7.50 per child, £6.50 for season ticket holders
Suitable for ages 7 and above

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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