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.
Cotswold pots

Exhibition: Cotswold Craftsmen Summer Show

  • 29 June — 10 August 2014 *on now

Sunday 29th June – Sunday 10th August
An eclectic mix of crafts at this wonderful summer exhibition by the Cotswold Craftsmen. Bringing together a variety of media and styles, the Cotswold Craftsmen bring high quality, hand made objects back to the Corinium Museum gallery. Perfectly complementary to the craft traditions of the Cotswolds, this exhibition showcases work by some of the leading craft workers in and around the area.
The Cotswold Craftsmen are a well established group started in the late 1960s whose membership is drawn from all around the Cotswolds. The group includes a rich cross section of craftsmen, designers and artists who value the traditions and skills of the past and wish to embrace contemporary techniques and ideas. Their aim is to encourage the making of individual items to a professional standard of design and finish. They value the unique qualities that handmade individually crafted objects possess and recognise the lasting pleasure they bring.

Admission

Entry to our temporary exhibition space is free

Bee Hive

Beautiful Bees and Bugs - Mini Exhibition

  • 4 — 18 August 2014

Monday 4th to Monday 18th August
A beautiful mini exhibition of the myriad of bees in Britain. Cath Hodsman is a skilled and widely acknowledged British wildlife artist. She is a technically accomplished natural history artist, specialising in entomology. Cath uses her skills in painting and drawing to champion conservation causes in the natural world. There is an urgency to prevent the decline of bee populations and this requires raising awareness which Cath does through her art. Some of Cath’s favourite British Bees are the Buff Tailed B.B (Bombus terrestris) the Honey B. (Apis mellifera); Cuckoo B. (Namadaflava); Common Carder B.(Bombus agrorum); White Tailed B.B. (Bombus lucorum) and Red Tailed B.B. (Bombus lapidarius), all of which feature at this mini summer show in the museum Hare gallery.

Admission

Included in museum admission. Free for season ticket holders

Cirencester Commemorating

Commemorating the First World War Exhibition

  • 16 August — 14 September 2014

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

Muppets film

Family Film Friday Muppets Most Wanted

  • 1 August 2014 11am-1:15pm *on now

Join Kermit,Fozzy,Miss Piggy and friends on their latest European tour
which takes them to Berlin, Madrid,Dublin and London. But fame and sold out giggs can't stop them becoming entangled in an international crime caper, head by Canstantine, the world's number one criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost £4.65 Adults £2.50 Children Booking recommended

photograph of bee on flower

Bees, Honey and Beekeeping

  • 5 August 2014 2:30-4pm

A Hidden Treasures Talk with Heather Dawson and Peter Lead. The history of beekeeping can be dated back to ancient Egypt. Learn about the history of beekeeping and discover its modern day use. Peter Lead from Stroud
Beekeepers Association will share his experiences of beekeeping and advise on bee behaviour and care. Q and A included.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

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

A Brave knight

Medieval Knights - Family Drop-in

  • 5 August 2014 From 10:30am

Medieval Knights - Family Drop-in
Tuesday 5th August, 10.30–11.30am
Join Jane to make a brave bold knight and find out just what it took to become a knight in Medieval times.

Cost: £1 per child Free for season ticket holders Suitable for ages three and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £1 per child Free for season ticket holders

photograph of a green man carving

Green Man Collage - Family Drop-in

  • 6 August 2014 2:30-3:30pm

The Green Man is a symbol of the summer but who was the mysterious Green Man? Join us to find out and make a green man collage to take home.

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

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 5-6
  • 11-13

Admission

£1.00 per child.Free for season ticket holders.

Puppet Knight

Egyptian Puppets - Family Drop-in

  • 12 August 2014 10:30-11:30am

Tuesday 12th August, 10.30–11.30am
Have you heard of King Tut? Join Sara to make a Tutankhamen puppet you can take home.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Animal drawing

Animal Mobiles - Family Drop-in

  • 13 August 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Take inspiration from all the exotic animals that feature in the museum’s Orpheus Mosaic to create your own beautiful mobile to take home.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children
  • 5-6
  • 11-13
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £1.00 per child Free for season ticket holders.

Populaire film

Corinium Cinema - Populaire [12]

  • 14 August 2014 From 7pm

Thursday 14th August, 7pm
Set in 1950s France, POPULAIRE is the extraordinary tale of Rose, a shopkeeper's daughter who dreams of escaping the trappings of her small village and a lifetime of drudgery as a housewife. Determined to make something of herself Rose (Francois) travels to Normandy to try out for a job as a secretary. Interviewing the scores of female candidates is the charming Louis Echard (Duris), a confirmed bachelor and one-time unsuccessful sportsman. Lacking te necessary style and grace to perform the role Rose's interview is a disaster but at the last minute she reveals a special gift - she is a speed demon on the typewriter! Seeing an opportunity to re-live his glory days as a competitor, Louis employs Rose and begins an intensive training regime to get her ready to compete in the country's cut-throat typing contests.

Admission

Cost: £5.50 Adults or £4.50 Concessions. Booking recommended

Saxon Coin

Archaeological ID Session – A Corinium Close Up Activity

  • 14 August 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Thursday 14th August, 2.30–3.30pm
Have you discovered something interesting in your garden or out on a walk. Collections Development Officer, Dr Alison Brookes will be on hand to answer your questions and examine your archaeological finds.

Admission

Included in museum admission. Free for season ticket holders

Cirencester Church

Painted Cirencester - Family Drop-in

  • 14 August 2014 10:30-11:30am

Thursday 14th August, 10.30–11.30am
Whether you live in Cirencester and know it well or live elsewhere and don’t know it at all, you will enjoy creating a picture in a ‘gilded’ frame using images of Cirencester’s well known landmarks.

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

Admission

Cost: £1 per child Free for season ticket holders

roman coin

An Introduction to Identifying Coins

  • 19 August 2014 2:30-4pm

A Hidden Treasures Talk with Emma Stuart and Heather Dawson

The museums collection holds more than 20,000 coins; through this hand on session discover how coins are identified and what we are able to learn from them.

Admission

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

 children with knight make of paper

Jolly Jesters - Family Drop-in

  • 19 August 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Jolly Jesters - Family Drop-in
Tuesday 19th August, 2.30 – 3.30pm
Jesters were the clowns of the Medieval Court, paid to entertain the king and his courtiers. Join us and make your own Jolly Jester to take home.

Cost: £1 per child Free for season ticket holders. Suitable for ages three and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Centurion Mask

Centurion Masks - Family Drop-in

  • 20 August 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 20th August, 2.30–3.30pm
How important was a Roman Centurion? Find out and make a mask to take home.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £1 per child Free for season ticket holders

Medieval Knight

Medieval Knights - Family Drop-in

  • 21 August 2014 10:30-11:30am

Thursday 21st August 10.30–11.30am
Medieval knights were bold and brave in battle. Come along and create a medieval knight of your own to take home.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

mask

Mythical Masks - Family Drop-in

  • 26 August 2014 10:30-11:30am

Tuesday 26th August, 10.30–11.30am
Jupiter, Venus, Apollo or Bachuus? So many Roman gods to choose from, Design a mask of your favourite to take home.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £1 per child Free for season ticket holders

children making a craft

Medieval Illuminated Initials - Family Drop-in

  • 27 August 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Wednesday 27th August, 2.30–3.30pm
Monks developed the beautiful art of illuminating religious manuscripts. Create an ‘illuminated’ initial to take home.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

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

Saxon Brooch

Anglo Saxon Brooches - Family Drop-in

  • 28 August 2014 10:30-11:30am

Thursday 28th August, 10.30am–11.30am
Anglo-Saxon brooches are examples of the beautiful craftsmanship from the time. Look at the beautiful examples from the museum and make your own Anglo-Saxon brooch to take home.

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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

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

Oh what a lovely war film

Corinium Cinema - OH! What a Lovely War

  • 30 August 2014 From 2:15pm

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 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.

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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