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.
Sarah Butler Art Work

Whispers of a Landscape

  • 12 April — 6 May 2018 *on now

Exhibition by Sarah E Butler
12 April – 06 May

A solo show by artist Sarah E Butler exploring landscapes and the natural world through colour and texture. Flitting between the idyllic Cornish coast and beautiful countryside of Somerset, this collection of work offers an eclectic mix of expressive Drawings and Paintings

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.
Ashes of London Book

The Fire Court’ and the Great Fire of London

  • 26 April 2018 7-8:30pm *on now

Evening Lecture with Andrew Taylor
Thursday 26 April, 7-8.30pm

Andrew Taylor releases ‘The Fire Court’, an historical thriller and continuation of ‘The Ashes of London,’ through Harper Collins on 5th April 2018. Andrew will visit the Corinium Museum to talk about his books and the background behind them. Set during and just after the Great Fire of 1666, the books are set in Restoration England. ‘The Ashes of London’ was made Waterstone's thriller of the month in 2017 and was the number one bestseller for eight weeks in The Times/Waterstones chart.

Andrew Taylor is an award winning author of a number of crime novels, including the ground-breaking Roth Trilogy.

In partnership with Waterstones and Harper Collins


Booking recommended

Admission

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

Paddington 2

Rural Cinema - Paddington 2

  • 28 — 29 April 2018 2:15pm

Rural Cinema
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 April, 2.15pm

Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.


Booking recommended

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

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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