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.
Different sides of the tracks A Saunders oil on canvas 2016

Animal Magnetism

  • 30 November 2017 — 7 January 2018 *on now

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

forms from Mark Masters

Forms - Exhibition by Mark Masters

  • 11 January — 4 February 2018

Exhibition by Mark Masters
11 January – 4 February

My work concerns itself with the physical act of walking in the landscape. Roots dug from the soil, twigs, broken wood, dead plants and flowers all fall under the artist’s eye and take on a life of their own. Part machine, part organism, armatures and cogs, rusted or shiny metal surfaces, thorns and blades all interconnect to create a hybrid abstraction of a perceived reality.

Mark secured a 1st Class Honours Degree from Kent Institute of Art and Design. A former college lecturer and programme leader working in F.E. colleges, he now works as a Professional Fitness Instructor and Freelance Artist.

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.
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

Film My Cousin Rachel

Corinium Cinema - My Cousin Rachel

  • 11 January 2018 7-8:45pm

Thursday 11 January, 7pm

A dark romance, 'My Cousin Rachel' tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. Based on the novel by Daphne du Maurier.


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

Admission

Cost: £6.25 per adult, £5.25 concessions

Lanthony Secunda Priory

Recent Discoveries at Llanthony Secunda Priory

  • 25 January 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Martin Watts (Cotswold Archaeology)
Thursday 25 January, 7-8.30pm

Cotswold Archaeology has a long history of involvement with the medieval Priory of Llanthony Secunda in Gloucester, most recently as part of the HLF-funded sustainable redevelopment project on behalf of the Llanthony Secunda Priory Trust. The work has revealed insights into the use, construction and development of these buildings, prior to their conversion into a 21st-century interpretation centre. Join Martin Watts to hear about the archaeological excavations and new discoveries that have been made.

Martin has been a professional archaeologist for 30 years. He joined Cotswold Archaeology in 2000 and became Head of Publications in 2003. Martin has expertise in medieval and post-medieval urban archaeology.

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

Recent Excavation object from Lechlade

Recent Excavations at Lechlade

  • 1 February 2018 2:30-4pm

Afternoon Talk with Dr Alison Brookes

Lechlade and the surrounding area have been a focus of archaeological investigation, during the last 20 years, revealing a rich and diverse Prehistoric landscape. Join Alison in the latest of her series of talks on excavations in the Cotswolds. The talk will explore the discoveries made across the area including those from Memorial Hall, Gassons Road and Sherborne House to name a few. There will be an opportunity to see the archive and finds from the excavations.


Booking recommended

Admission

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

Babydriver Film

Corinium Cinema -Baby Driver

  • 8 February 2018 7-9pm

A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.


Run time: 1 hr. 53 min. (15)
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £6.25 per adult, £5.25 concessions

Ladyhawk figure

English Gothic

  • 8 February 2018 2-4pm

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

Gothic is the most perfect fusion of art and engineering that’s ever been devised. England had its own version, reaching across eight centuries from the wonders of Wells and Salisbury, to the glorious works of Pugin and Scott. English Gothic even has its place in the 21st century.

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 Peg Doll

Roman Soldier Peg Doll

  • 12 February 2018 10:30-11:30am

Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger

March into the museum and soldier out with your own Roman legionnaire! This directed activity will allow your child the creativity to design their own implements, and learn a bit about Cirencester’s Roman military.

Booking required
Suitable for ages 6 and above

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child £5 season ticket holders

Beaker Burial pot

Beaker Burials

  • 13 February 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in with Rebecca Shellenberger


Come to the museum to learn about the Beaker people and make your own beaker burial to take home.


Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

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

Mini Mosaics

Mini Mosaics

  • 14 February 2018 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart

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

Admission

Cost: £7.75 per child, £6.75 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

Pictures of items

Stone Age Flint

  • 15 February 2018 11:30am-12:30pm

Discovery Zone with James Harris


How did Stone Age people make arrowheads and knives 6000 years ago and what did they use them for? Have a go at identifying the human made tools yourself and learn from James our Collections Officer. See some artefacts which have never been displayed. All welcome at this Discovery Zone.


Free for season ticket holders

Admission

Included in admission

wooly mammoth

A Slice of Cold Sausage

  • 15 February 2018 10:30-11:30am

Storytelling Event with The Yarn Whisperer

A story originally conceived for the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. It starts in a most unlikely place with Charlie dreaming about voyaging in a submarine. With mysterious ease we travel to Sagnlandet Lejre, the wonderful living Stone Age village in Denmark. Then we are whisked away to a moment 2 millions years ago …

Charlie, the Yarn Whisperer, is a professional story teller and poet who has worked with local schools and children for many years. www.yarnwhispering.co.uk

Suitable for ages 5-10 years

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child £2 for season ticket holders

Saxon Jewellery

The Saxon Era

  • 22 February 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Anthony Poulton-Smith


A revealing look at the so-called Dark Ages, revealing why they were anything but ‘dark’ and gave us a language, a system of government, many of the imperial measurements, and much, much more.


Booking recommended

Admission

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

Codex Manesse

Calligraphy - Illuminated Lettering

  • 22 February 2018 10am-1pm

Adult Workshop with Adele Dark

Explore book clasps and writing implements from the Corinium Museum collections. Be inspired by medieval art through objects and manuscripts. Why were medieval books so highly decorated inside and out? You will spend the morning working with artists Adele Dark to create your own illuminated letter and, in turn, learn about medieval design.

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: £25 per adult, £22 for season ticket holders

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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