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.
Everything's Forgotten

Season of the Cotswolds

  • 5 — 29 September 2018 *on now

Oil paintings and sketches of various Cotswold locations by artist and natural mindfulness guide Nick Pike.
The exhibition explores changing seasons with artwork inspired by the surrounding countryside, featuring exclusive new nature paintings from Nick’s studio in Painswick.
Each month Nick hosts a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walk which embraces all the senses, focusing on perspectives of landscape, art and life. As part of the exhibition, he will be guiding a new walk Saturday 22nd September at 9.30am from the gates of Cirencester Park, concluding at the exhibition in the museum.
An art workshop on nature will also take place during the show. TBC
Time-lapse videos of Nick’s art process and recordings of natural mindfulness experiences will be shown at the exhibition, along with displays of seasonal objects and artefacts, used as inspiration for the sketches and paintings. Limited edition prints and greeting cards will also be available.

Admission

Free Entry

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.
Kip print

Martin Jones – Tales from a Civil Engineer

  • 27 September 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture
Thursday 27 September, 7-8.30pm

2018 sees The Institution of Civil Engineers celebrating its 200th Anniversary. From Brunel’s railways to Thomas Telford’s bridges, Civil Engineering has had a huge impact on our landscape and our lives. Join Martin Jones to hear about the life of a Civil Engineer and about the engineering masterminds that inspired him.
Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Film

Rural Cinema : The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

  • 29 — 30 September 2018 2:15pm

Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 September, 2.15pm

Cert: 12A – Run time: 2 hr. 01 min.
Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

A Stitch in Time Costume Collection

Behind the Scenes: Stitch In Time

  • 3 October 2018 11am-12pm

Wednesday 3rd October, 11-12pm
Talk with Caroline Morris at the Museum Resource Centre, Northleach

A unique opportunity to look through a selection of the textile collections stored at the Museum Resource Centre. From Shepherd’s smocks to wedding dresses – this is a wonderful chance to learn more about our reserve costume collections.

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members
Limited to 10 people- For more details & to book, please contact the museum.

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Haunted Cirencester

Haunted Cirencester

  • 18 October 2018 3-4pm

Town Tour with Emma Stuart
Thursday 18 October, 3-4pm

A tour around the town exploring some of the haunted stories and ghostly happenings associated with some of the historic buildings in Cirencester. Tour lasts approximately 45 minutes. Please wear suitable footwear as we will be walking around the town

Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per adult, £5 members

Stain Glass window Aetherlfael Lady of the Mercians

Aethelflael – Lady of the Mercians

  • 18 October 2018 2-4pm

Afternoon Talk with Tim Porter
Thursday 18 October, 2-4pm

This year we mark 1100 years since the death of the most powerful woman of the English Middle Ages. We should be proud of her because this was her patch! She lies buried in Gloucester, after an extraordinary life-story which leaves an echo to this day; in the towns she founded and the events she masterminded!

Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Death and the afterlife Talk

Death and the Afterlife in Roman Cirencester

  • 20 October 2018 2-3pm

Afternoon Tour with Dr Valija Evalds
Saturday 20 October, 2-3pm

Join Dr Valija Evalds on a walk through the galleries, finding objects related to death and burial, and exploring belief, practice, and superstition in Roman Cirencester. Children 7 and above are welcome with an adult.


Booking recommended

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per adult, £5 members

Stone Storys

Story Stones Children’s

  • 20 October 2018 10:30am-12pm

Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger
Saturday 20 October, 10.30-12:00

Listen to a series of stories as you sit in a circle. Be inspired to create your very own story stones to take home. What is a story stone? It’s a series of stones which you paint pictures onto allowing you to create stories using the various images over and over again.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 for members

Mayerling Ballet

Mayerling

  • 21 October 2018 2-5pm

Royal Opera House LIVE Ballet
Corinium Cinema
Sunday 21 October, 2pm

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer. Kenneth MacMillan choreographed a complex work around the psychologically tormented heir to the Habsburg Empire, Crown Prince Rudolf. From the ballet’s start, the glamour of the Austro-Hungarian court is contrasted with undercurrents of sexual and political intrigue that drive the story to its violent climax in a double suicide. The large cast allows for impressive ensembles in addition to the ballet’s many solos of distinctive character and pas de deux of disturbing eroticism. This ballet, bursting with intensity, madness and passion, proves that sometimes the truth is more scandalous than fiction.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult, £15 members

Make a Craft

Creepy Corinium Cupcakes

  • 22 October 2018 10:30-11:30am

Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger
Monday 22 October, 10.30-11.30am

Using the spooky season and our medusa mosaic for inspiration, join Rebecca to create a creepy cupcake from design to consumption. Yes! You get to eat your creation. Includes instruction and all materials.
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members

Sock Monster

Sock Monster!

  • 23 October 2018 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger
Tuesday 23 October, 10.30 -12pm

Ever wondered what to do with those spare socks when one goes missing? Well, come along and learn how to create your own special sock monster in this morning workshop. Be inspired by monsters from myths and legends. All instruction and materials provided.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Beast Books

Autumn Beast Books

  • 24 October 2018 11:30am-12:30pm

Children’s Workshop with Volly Evalds
Wednesday 24 October, 11.30-12.30pm

Create an encyclopaedia of autumn animals, inspired by our local fauna and your own fancy. Using a series of drawing and calligraphy techniques, you will create your own book to take home.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members

Mini Mosaic tile

Mini Mosaics

  • 24 October 2018 10-11:30am

Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Wednesday 24 October, 10-11.30am

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum looking for inspiration from the museum’s Roman mosaic collections. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic tile to take home using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided.

Suitable for age 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children as there is quite a lot of supervision required for children under 8


Booking essential

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Grave Goods

New Discoveries at Lechlade

  • 25 October 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Andrew Hood
Thursday 25 October, 7-8.30pm

Excavations at Lechlade Memorial Hall revealed Late Neolithic pits and the remains of an Early Bronze Age barrow, with a high-status ‘dagger-grave, along with other prehistoric burials. Numerous later prehistoric pit alignments and other boundaries were also present. Two Saxon ‘grubenhauser’ dwellings possibly represented part of a settlement related to the Butler’s Field Anglo – Saxon cemetery.

Andrew is a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and a Project Manager at Foundations Archaeology. He has a wide experience of performing, managing and reporting fieldwork projects of different periods throughout Britain.

Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Gargoyle Workshop

Gargoyles

  • 25 October 2018 11:30am-12:30pm

Children’s Workshop with Volly Evalds
Thursday 25 October, 11.30-12.30pm

Gargoyles appear on the outside of churches and are often decorated in the form of animal heads with gaping mouths or human heads with their tongues sticking out. Come along to this workshop and create a beastly mask to wear and take home.


Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 for members

Sock Monster

Sock Monster!

  • 25 October 2018 10-11:30am

Children’s Workshop with James Harris
Tuesday 25 October, 10 -11.30am

Ever wondered what to do with those spare socks when one goes missing? Well, come along and learn how to create your own special sock monster in this morning workshop. Be inspired by monsters from myths and legends. All instruction and materials provided.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Happy Prince Film

Rural Cinema The Happy Prince

  • 27 — 28 October 2018 2:15pm

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 October, 2.15pm

The last days of Oscar Wilde -- and the ghosts that haunted them -- are vividly evoked in Rupert Everett's directorial debut. Everett gives a career defining performance as Wilde, physically and emotionally embodying the literary genius as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

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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