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.
Iighthouse on of Derek pictures

Landscapes and Seascapes

  • 2 November — 2 December 2017 *on now

Mini Exhibition by Derek Taylor


A collection of artwork featuring watercolour and acrylic paintings. From ships on vivid blue seas to tranquil countryside and woodland scenes. Derek Taylor is an artist from Malmesbury whose love of colour has inspired his varied and interesting work.

Included in admission
Art work for sale

Admission

Included in admission

Found Fired &  Fab exhibition

Found Fired and Fabulous

  • 2 — 26 November 2017 *on now

Mixed Craft exhibition


Found objects, fired glass and ceramics become unique, colourful and delicate creations in a fabulous exhibition by five local artists. Marion Mitchell translates watercolour into fantastic ceramic sculptures and bowls. Amanda Moriarty's utilises dynamic colour to create unique kiln-fired glass. Tara Davidson’s new ‘Poetry in Porcelain’ and rusty gold-edged bowls are inspired by her life and firing processes. Hannah Mathison's reclaimed metal and wood sculptures transport you to a world of inspiration and creativity. Gourd and Horse presents a range of functional handcrafted stoneware including yarn bowls, orchid pots and tableware.
Perfect gifts for Christmas.

Admission free
All work for sale

Admission

Admission free

Different sides of the tracks A Saunders oil on canvas 2016

Animal Magnetism

  • 30 November 2017 — 7 January 2018

Exhibition by Anita Saunders
30 November – 7 January

Anita Saunders is a figurative artist, printmaker and illustrator taking inspiration from the stunning rural setting of the Cotswolds in the UK. Growing up surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cotswolds; the people, animals and plants of her childhood delighted and fascinated her.

This exhibition shares Anita’s love and admiration for the natural world, expressed through a variety of media: paintings, textiles and print making. Beautiful artworks and furnishings for the country home. Perfect gifts for Christmas.

Free admission
All art 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.
The Great British Dream Factory book by Dominic Sandbrook

Evening Lecture with Dominic Sandbrook

  • 23 November 2017 7-8:30pm

Join author and TV presenter Dominic Sandbrook for an evening lecture in the Corinium Museum. Dominic Sandbrook is the author of many books, most recently The Great British Dream Factory: The Strange History of Our National Imagination, published by Penguin Books. He is the presenter of a number of highly successful BBC television series, on subjects as diverse as the joys of the Volkswagen and the history of science fiction. He writes reviews and articles principally for the Sunday Times and Daily Mail. Dominic will be happy to sign books after his talk.

In partnership with Waterstones and Penguin Books


Booking recommended

Admission

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

The Promise film

Rural Cinema - The Promise

  • 25 — 26 November 2017 2:15pm

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November - 2.15pm

Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, 'The Promise' follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

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

Admission

Cost: £5.20 per adult, £4.40 concession

saxon bead

Anglo-Saxon Gloucestershire

  • 30 November 2017 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Carolyn Heighway

Carolyn Heighway will discuss Gloucestershire from the end of Roman rule to the coming of the Normans. It is a long period, over 600 years, and only thinly documented through at least the first half of that time. Drawing on archaeological evidence alongside the written word, Carolyn will build up a picture of Anglo-Saxon life in the county.

Carolyn Heighway is an archaeological consultant with special expertise in the archaeology of Gloucester and the Anglo-Saxon period. She is a director, with her husband Richard Bryant, of Past Historic.


Booking recommended

Admission

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

Chedworth recon

Latin for Beginners

  • 5 December 2017 10am-4pm

Adult Day School with George Sharpley

Join George Sharpley of the LATIN QVARTER and spend a day exploring Latin, the classical writers and their lives. Hear the language read aloud and read some ancient and medieval stories in Latin. George will present an introduction to how the language works, and discover Latin words behind so many English ones, all in one fun day.
George Sharpley is a Latin teacher and author of 'The Complete Latin Course' (Routledge 2014) and 'Get Started in Latin' (1997, latest ed. 2014). George presents courses in cathedrals and Roman sites around the country on Latin, Roman poets and Roman history. www.latinqvarter.co.uk

Booking recommended
Suitable for ages 16 and above

Admission

Cost: £45 per adult, £40 concessions and season ticket holders

It's a Wonderful Life Film

Corinium Cinema - It’s a Wonderful Life

  • 14 December 2017 From 7pm

Thursday 14 December, 7pm

Special screening of the classic Christmas film. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he had never existed. Festive refreshments available.

Cost: £6.25 per adult, £5.25 concessions
Run time: 2 hr. 15 min (U)
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £6.25 per adult, £5.25 concessions

Christmas Star

Christmas Decorations

  • 18 December 2017 10-11am

Family Drop-in with Rebecca Shellenberger
Monday 18 December, 10-11am

At this special time of year, join us to make a special memento. These sparkly decorations will look festive on a tree, and are small enough to post to friends and family the world over. Help your child design something special to mark this celebratory season.


Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders

reindeerpots

Christmas Mosaics

  • 19 December 2017 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Tuesday 19 December, 10.30-12pm

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. Please enquire about younger children.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £7.75 per child, £6.75 for season ticket holders

Santa

Stories with Santa

  • 20 December 2017 10am-12pm

The Yarn Whisperer
Wednesday 20 December, 10-10.30am and 11.30-12pm

Celebrate Christmas with a visit to the museum to meet Santa in a stunning grotto. Hear what life is like through tales from the North Pole. Santa will share his stories from the North Pole which feature elves, penguins, polar bears and Mrs Claus. The story will last 15-20 minutes followed by traditional gift giving to the children in the audience. A special experience for all the family.

Cost: £2 per adult, £3 per child (includes a gift from Santa)
Booking essential. Book early to avoid disappointment
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £2 per adult, £3 per child (includes a gift from Santa)

Mosaic mad romans and christmas

Medieval Winter Beasts

  • 27 December 2017 10:30-11:30am

Children’s Workshop with Valija Evalds
Wednesday 27 December, 10.30-11.30am

Medieval monks made encyclopaedias of animals and birds, both real and mythical. Join us to create your own Bestiary, drawing animals from the local winter landscape and animals from your imagination. Make a winter bestiary to take home.


Suitable for ages 6 and above

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 for season ticket holders

Xmas Dannicus

Medieval New Year's Greetings

  • 28 December 2017 10-11am

Family Drop-in with Valija Evalds
Thursday 28 December, 10-11am

In the Middle Ages monks and nuns sent greetings at New Years instead of Christmas, along with sweets and remedies made in their herb gardens. Join us to create a printed and coloured New Year’s greeting to take home.


Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 for season ticket holders

RSC Logo

Twelfth Night

  • 14 February 2018 7-9:45pm

Corinium Cinema RSC Live
William Shakespeare
Wednesday 14 February, 7pm

Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heart breaking. Twins Viola and Sebastian, are separated in a shipwreck and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. Christopher Luscombe and the creative team that brought you the beautiful Love's Labour's Lost and Much Ado About Nothing (2014 & 2016) return with Shakespeare’s greatest comedy.

Cost: £17.00 per adult, £15.00 for season ticket holders and Roman Society Members
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £17.00 per adult, £15.00 for season ticket holders 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.
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.

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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