Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum
Park Street
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 2BX
England

Website

www.coriniummuseum.org

E-mail

CoriniumMuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk

Telephone

01285 655611

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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.
Cirencester Commemorating

Commemorating the First World War Exhibition

  • 16 August — 14 September 2014 *on now

Commemorating the First World War Exhibition
Saturday 16th August – Sunday 14th September
The Cirencester Historical and Archaeological Society will illustrate the impact of the First World, War on Cirencester and residents through this retrospective exhibition. Extensive research of the town’s War Memorials, objects and ephemera from the County archives, Corinium Museum, Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum together with community stories and contributions, have all been pulled together to share a picture of the Cirencester community during the First World War. The exhibition is part of a wider HLF funded project entitled “Cirencester Commemorates,” which brings organisations in the town together to commemorate 100 years since the start of the First World War.

Admission

Free entry to the temporary exhibition gallery

Richard Webb Painting

Colours Forms Exhibition

  • 20 September — 19 October 2014

Thoughts Seeking a Thinker – Richard Kenton Webb
Saturday 20th September – Sunday 19th October
The work of Richard Kenton Webb is rooted in the romantic and metaphysical traditions of the great English landscape painters and takes its primary inspiration from the Cotswold landscape in which he lives. Webb’s work is steeped in the memories of the landscapes that formed his life.

Richard is an artist and also a teacher: a Senior Lecturer in Drawing and Applied Arts at the University of the West of England and has taught at some of the finest art schools in the country. Since 2000 he has been working on an epic project to explore and understand the movement and language of colour through his paintings. For him, colour works as both language and form. This selling exhibition showcases some of his latest developments.

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.
Cirencester Hare lolgo

Special Event: Cirencester Hare Festival

  • 29 March — 1 September 2014 *on now

29th March to 1st September
Cirencester Hare Festival runs throughout the summer and brings art into the town. The Corinium Museum is hosting one of these magnificent Hares sponsored by BPE Solicitors. The hares will be on display around Cirencester until September. There will be a dedicated trail around the town for visitors to find all of the art sculptures.. For more information, contact the Cirencester Visitor Information centre.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free trial around Cirencester

Oh what a lovely war film

Corinium Cinema - OH! What a Lovely War

  • 30 August 2014 From 2:15pm *on now

Saturday 30th August at 2.15pm
Join us to commemorate the First World War centenary with this special screening of the 1969 award winning classic ‘Oh! What a Lovely War.’ Based on a stage musical of the same name and with an all star cast including Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Jack Hawkins, John Mills and Dirk Bogarde, it is not to be missed. Enjoy tea and cake served during the interval and a look round the accompanying exhibition commemorating the First World War and its impact on Cirencester.

Admission

Cost: £7 Adults or £6 Concessions including refreshments. Booking recommended

Mask

Mythical Masks- Family Drop-in

  • 2 September 2014 10:30-11:30am

Tuesday 2nd September, 10.30–11.30am
The Romans adopted Greek mythologies from the Roman gods and goddesses to mythical creatures like Medusa. Come along to make your own mythical mask to take home.

Suitable for ages three and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £1 per child. Free for season ticket holders

Post card of soldiers

Gloucestershire Composers in the First World War

  • 11 September 2014 2-4pm

An afternoon talk by Tim Porter about how the First World War was a key experience for Gloucestershire composers. An important part of our local history is the extraordinary musical flowering of Gloucestershire a hundred years ago. Howells, Gurney, Holst and Vaughan Williams all led adventurous lives and wrote groundbreaking music.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

Cost £5.65 - £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking recommended.

Heritage Open Days 2014: Corinium Museum - Heritage Open Day

  • 13 September 2014

Explore our award winning museum for Heritage Open Day, an initiative to open up heritage to all. This Saturday enjoy free admission to the museum.

Admission

Please refer to the Heritage Open Days website for booking details and timings.

Website

http://www.heritageopendays.org.uk/directory/corinium-museum-heritage-open-day

Heritage Open Day

Heritage Open Day

  • 13 September 2014 10am-5pm

Explore our award winning museum for Heritage Open Day, an initiative to open up heritage to all. This weekend many properties will be opening their doors to the public for free to share our wonderful British heritage.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free admission to the museum

Coin Hoard

Roman Coin Hoards

  • 18 September 2014 2:30-4pm

A Hidden Treasures Talk by James Harris
Thursday 18th September, 2.30–4pm
In 2010, a third century Roman coin hoard was discovered in the Cotswolds. The hoard consists of 1500 radiate coins dating from AD260–280. Join James to discover more about this new acquisition.

Admission

Cost: £5.65 or £5 for season ticket holders Booking recommended

French and British troops detonating Mills hand grenades on the Balkan Front.

Remember Scarborough

  • 25 September 2014 7-8:30pm

An Evening Lecture by Bob Clarke, followed by Q and A.

2014 sees the United Kingdom marking the outbreak of World War One, naturally all eyes fall towards the battlefields of the Western Front. However, on the 16 December 1914 the German High Seas Fleet shelled three east coast towns killing near 200 and injuring 600.

This largely forgotten action was soon surpassed by the horrors of trench warfare, at the time it caused national outrage.

Bob Clarke is an archaeologist whose research has covered prehistory and the Cold War.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5.65 or £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking essential.

Jersey boys film

Rural Cinema - Jersey Boys

  • 27 — 28 September 2014 From 2:15pm

Rural Cinema
Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th September at 2.15pm

Clint Eastwood's big screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the four young men from the wrong side of the tracks in New Jersey who came together to form the iconic `60s rock group The Four Seasons. Their trials and triumphs are accompanied by the hit songs that influenced a generation, and are now being embraced by a new generation of fans through the stage musical.

Admission

Cost: £4.65 Adults or £3.85 Concessions. Booking recommended

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.

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