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.
Cats door stops by Sian Summerhayes

Sian Summerhayes Exhibition

  • 5 — 29 July 2018 *on now

This exhibition is a collection of artwork by Sian Summerhayes featuring original paintings, giclee prints, hand-painted jewellery, homewares and hanging ornaments. Sian works on an array of surfaces including paper, wood, slate and fabric to create original pieces and prints as well as decorative and functional items for the home and to wear. Bright and busy, her style is cheerful, colourful and pattern-orientated, inspired by countryside scenes and homely interiors.

Quirky depictions of birds and animals are a trademark of her work, combining a folky yet contemporary feel. Sian Summerhayes is a local artist living and working in the Stroud area of the Cotswolds.

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.
Romeo & Juliet live performance

RSC Live Romeo & Juliet

  • 18 July 2018 7-10pm

Wednesday 18 July, 7pm

Join us for an RSC Live screening of Romeo & Juliet, broadcast to the Corinium Cinema.

What if your first true love was someone you’d been told you must hate?

Set in a world very like our own, this Romeo and Juliet is about a generation of young people born into violence and ripped apart by the bitter divisions of their parents.

The most famous story of love at first sight explodes with intense passion and an irresistible desire for change, but leads all too quickly to heartbreaking consequences.

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult, £15 members

Roman Women Writing

Discovery to Display

  • 21 July 2018 9:30am-4:30pm

Roman Society Day Excursion

A ‘Discovery to Display’ day excursion to find out about current archaeological processes from excavation, to processing the archaeology, and then to final museum deposition and display.

The day will include a tour of the Cotswold Archaeology Office in Kemble to hear about recent excavations and take a look at how finds are processed. Then to the Corinium Museum Resource Centre in Northleach where the museum team will explain the next stage of the process and finally on to the Corinium Museum for a talk from Museum Director Amanda Hart and a chance to look at the galleries. Transportation will be provided.

10-11am Cotswold Archaeology tour including a break for tea & coffee
12-1pm Resource Centre, Northleach
1-2pm Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)
2.15-4.30pm Corinium Museum, talk by Amanda Hart

This day excursion has been made possible with support from the Roman Society.


Booking essential

Admission

Cost: £15 per adult, £12 members and Roman Society Members

Mother Godness

Adult Drawing Workshop

  • 23 July 2018 10am-1pm

Festival of Archaeology Fringe 2018
Monday 23 July, 10-1pm
Join us to draw some real Roman and Prehistoric artefact. Drawing material is provided but feel free to bring your own. This is a relaxed and friendly workshop with guidance if needed.

Booking recommended
Suitable for ages 16 and above

Admission

Cost: £15 per adult, £12 members
Booking recommended

Stone age Axe

Become an Archaeologist

  • 26 July 2018 11am

Discovery Zone
Festival of Archaeology Fringe 2018
Thursday 26 July, 11-12pm

Have a go at handling real Roman artefacts from our collections, drawing and trying to identify them.

Included in admission
Free to members

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Free to members
Included in admission

Roman coins

A Tale of Two Hoards

  • 26 July 2018 2-3pm

Afternoon Talk with Kurt Adams
Festival of Archaeology Fringe 2018
Thursday 26 July, 2-3pm

Join Kurt Adams finds liaison officer for Gloucestershire, to hear the tale of two remarkable Roman hoards. First the Thornbury coin hoard which features over 11,000 Roman coins then the amazing dog hoard which features a unique standing dog statuette. Kurt will discuss how these hoards were found, how they have benefited their local museum and most importantly how they have shed new light on to the archaeology of the area.

Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Roman Solider

Roman Shields

  • 26 July 2018 10-11am

Festival of Archaeology Fringe 2018

Make and decorate your own Roman Shield, inspired by the Roman army, to take home.

This fun morning drop-in will provide you with the tools to create your own Roman shield. Shields were often curved to protect the soldier’s body and brightly decorated with special designs to show power. Designs included eagles, lightning bolts and laurel wreaths. Create your own to take home.

Suitable for age 5 and above.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Roman Shields

Family Drop-in Roman Helmets

  • 27 July 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in
Festival of Archaeology Fringe 2018
Friday 27 July, 10-11am

Make and decorate your own Roman Centurion helmet, inspired by the Roman army, to take home.

This fun morning drop-in will provide you with the tools to create your own Roman helmet. Helmets were worn to protect the face and often had cheek plates and a rim around the neck. They were made from metal, usually bronze, and prevented soldiers from being harmed by swords and spears. Create your own protective helmet and wear it with pride, just like a Roman soldier.
Suitable for age 5 and above.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Darkest Hour film

Rural Cinema - Darkest Hour

  • 28 — 29 July 2018 2:15pm

Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July, 2.15pm

Within days of becoming Prime Minister, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation.

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Bratton Iron Age Site

Iron Age Round house

  • 30 July 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in
Monday 30 July, 10-11am

This family drop in activity will show you where people in the Iron Age lived. It will demonstrate the concept of a roundhouse, and give your child a fun takeaway activity to play with at home. This creative activity includes a roundhouse with an Iron Age man, animals, fire and fish bringing the Iron Age world to life.

Suitable for age 5 and above.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Prehistoric Sites of Wiltshire

Prehistoric Painting

  • 31 July 2018 10:30-11:30am

Children’s Workshop
Tuesday 31 July, 10.30-11.30am

Release your inner artist, and explore the natural methods that people have been using for the creation of art for thousands of years. Be prepared to get creative and messy!

Prehistoric art tells us about the early life of the nomadic hunters and gatherers. Be inspired by the cave paintings of animals, hand prints and people that have been found all over the world. Natural pigments were carefully painted onto the rock by ancient artists. You can do the same in this workshop, learning new techniques and going back to the past to create your own artworks to take home.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 member

mosaic

Children’s Workshop - Mini Mosaics

  • 1 August 2018 10:30am-12pm

Wednesday 1 August, 10.30-12pm

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

  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Ice age

Pop up Ice Age

  • 2 August 2018 11:30am-12:30pm

Family Drop-in
Thursday 2 August,
11.30-12.30pm

Come to the museum to create your own pop-up ice age scene with sabre tooth cats and woolly mammoths to place in the chilly landscape.

Suitable for age 5 and above.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

 manmoth

Woolly Mammoths

  • 2 August 2018 10-11am

Family drop-in
Thursday 2 August, 10-11am

Make a woolly mammoth from the Ice Age to take home at this creative drop-in.

Mammoths are extinct animals and are relatives of today's elephants. These large mammals lived during the last ice age and may have died off when the weather became warmer and their food supply changed. We have mammoth teeth and tusks in our collections and we know mammoths roamed across the Cotswolds. Create your own woolly mammoth to take home at this exciting, arty drop-in.

Suitable for age 5 and above.

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Roman Fort

Children’s Workshop -Roman Armour Workshop

  • 6 August 2018 10:30-11:30am

Children’s Workshop
Monday 6 August, 10.30-11.30am

During this workshop you will create a helmet, shield, sword and standard so that you feel as ready as a real Roman soldier to venture into the world to do battle. This creative workshop is inspired by archaeology from the Roman fort and from tombstones of Roman cavalrymen. Make your equipment and take it home after you have made it all in this creative workshop.

Suitable for age 6 and above


Booking essential

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members

Mosaic

Mini Mosaics

  • 7 August 2018 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop
Tuesday 7 August, 10.30-12pm

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

  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Diana

Greek Olympic Crowns

  • 8 August 2018 10-11am

Family Drop-in
Wednesday 8 August, 10-11am

Cut and construct a paper laurel crown, and become a victorious Roman general or an ancient Greek athlete!
In the classical world, wreaths made of laurel were symbols of honour and victory. In ancient Greece, victorious athletes were crowned with laurel, while in Rome triumphant generals wore laurel crowns during their victory parades. Later scholars and poets were crowned. Crown yourself or someone else with your own paper laurel wreath.
Suitable for age 5 and above.
Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £2.50 per child, £1.50 members

To Catch a Thief film

Corinium Cinema - To Catch a Thief

  • 9 August 2018 7-9pm

Corinium Museum
Thursday 9 August, 7pm

Join us to watch this 1955 romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Cary Grant and grace Kelly. When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 concession

Roman Peg Solider

Roman Soldier Peg Doll Workshop

  • 9 August 2018 10:30-11:30am

Children’s Workshop
Thursday 9 August, 10.30-11.30am

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. We start with a traditional dolly peg as a base and build up the soldier and his kit from there.

Suitable for age 6 and above.


Booking essential

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members

Roman Town

Roman Engineering

  • 13 August 2018 11am-12pm

Discovery Zone
Monday 13 August, 11-12pm

Drop in to this gallery handling session to look at real roman objects up close and learn about how Romans became one of the greatest engineers in history.

Included in admission
Free for members

Admission

Included in admission
Free for members

Mosaic

Mini Mosaics

  • 13 August 2018 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop
Monday 13 August, 10.30-12pm

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

  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 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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