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.
Hand made in clay

Handmade from Clay

  • 25 October — 23 November 2014

An exhibition by Tara Davidson, Sue Simmons, Victoria Underwood and Marion Mitchell.
25 October - 23 November
This eclectic exhibition features an exciting selection of beautiful handmade ceramics by four very different local artists using clay in uniquely creative ways. Tara Davidson produces lace-inspired, functional porcelain. Sue Simmons makes quirky cats with extraordinary poised tails, perfect for any cat lover. Victoria Underwood creates wonderful, sculptural vessels with an unusual twist and the seashore inspires Marion Mitchell's statuettes & often abstract sculptures. This selling exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to explore craft created locally and buy a piece of original art and craft in time for Christmas.

All work for sale.

Admission

Free Admission.

peacock mosaic

In the Winter Sun

  • 29 November 2014 — 4 January 2015

Exhibition- by Amanda Anderson
29 November – 4 January

Bringing a kaleidoscope of colour to mid-winter Amanda Anderson’s mosaic menagerie of birds and other creatures have a bright, rich and seductive quality, as well as a subtle humour.

Amanda Anderson is a West Midlands based mosaic maker who originally studied sculpture at Liverpool School of Art working in mixed media. She uses stained glass in vibrant colours, jewel like millefiori and patterned ceramic pieces intricately cut to represent feathers, scales and fur. Her other influences include, Gaudi, Mexican folk art, embroidery and Asian textiles, Eastern European paper cuts, children’s book illustration and traditional tales.

All work for sale.

Admission

Free Admission. All work for sale

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.
photograph of poppies in field

Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in

  • 27 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

A Big Draw event with Jane Bovenizer
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies and contributing drawings to a large WW1 battles cape banner on which to hang them. Exploration of mood and colour using fabric pastel crayons.

Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders.

making a mosaic

Traditions of Our World Family Drop-in

  • 28 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

A Big Draw event with Sara Salvidge and Jane Bovenizer
Tuesday 28 October, 10.30 – 11.30am
Family drop-in activity celebrating the role of cats in our Halloween traditions. Make a stretchy cat and draw its spooky face!

Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holder’s

Mosaic

Discovery Zone with Heather Dawson and James Harris

  • 29 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

Providing you with the opportunity to see the museum team, as they undertake the cleaning of the floor mosaics and ask any questions relating to them.

Admission

Cost: included in admission price

Making A Mosaic

Big Draw - Our World on a Bag

  • 29 October 2014 10:30am-12pm

A Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Be inspired by our collections and the world around us to draw your unique design on a useful drawstring bag to carry around all those essential bits and pieces! Using special textile crayons and pastels create a unique design that will be fixed in place and washable.

Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above, but please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £7 per child £6 for season ticket holders.

25 years of cotswold arch

New Horizons: 25 years of Cotswold Archaeology -

  • 30 October 2014 7-8:30pm

An Evening Lecture with Professor Timothy Darvill
Cotswold Archaeology championed innovative approaches to the investigation of sites and monuments across southern Britain. From prehistoric flint scatters to Second World War defences, new discoveries have greatly expanded our understanding of the past and its relevance to the present. This lecture explores the changing environment in which archaeology has found itself over the last 25 years and highlights some extraordinary finds that Cotswold Archaeology has brought to light.

Timothy Darvill is an English archaeologist and author, best known for his publications on prehistoric Britain and his excavations in England, Wales, and the Isle of Man. He is Professor of Archaeology at Bournemouth University and is recognized as one of the leading authorities on Stonehenge and the British Neolithic.

Admission

Cost: £6 per person, £5.00 for season ticket holders. Booking essential

Poppies

Commemorating Our World Family Drop-in

  • 30 October 2014 10:30-11:30am

A Big Draw event with Sara Salvidge
Join the museum team making remembrance poppies and contributing drawings to a large WW1 battles cape banner on which to hang them. Exploration of mood and colour using fabric pastel crayons.
Suitable for ages 3 and above

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, free for season ticket holders.

Postman Pat Film

Family Film Friday- Postman Pat The Movie

  • 31 October 2014 From 11am

Family Film Friday- Postman Pat The Movie
Friday 31 October - 11am
Each school holiday we will be selecting a film for families to enjoy. Film titles are released approximately four to six weeks in advance. To find out which film we will be showing contact the Corinium Museum or visit our website.

Cost: £5.00 Adults, £2.50 Children. Booking recommended.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £5.00 Adults, £2.50 Children. Booking recommended.

shard of pot

Revealing Corinium’s Western Cemetery

  • 20 November 2014 2:30-3:30pm

Afternoon Talk- with Dr. Alison Brookes
Thursday 20 November - 2.30-3.30pm

In 2011 excavations just outside the walls of Roman Cirencester revealed the unexpected survival of parts of the town’s western cemetery. Archaeologists recovered 71 inhumation and three cremation burials spanning from the late 1st to 4th century AD. Amongst the burials was a young child laid to rest with two grave goods: a small feeding cup and a bronze and enamel cockerel figurine. This nationally important acquisition to the Roman collection is one of only eight known from the Roman world. Join Alison to explore the findings of the excavations and view objects recovered from the graves.

Admission

£6.00 per person, £5.00 for season ticket holders Booking Essential

Anglo Saxon Brooch

Recollections of Imperial Rome in Anglo-Saxon Art

  • 27 November 2014 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture - Amy Jeffs
Thursday 27 November - 7-8.30pm

When the Anglo-Saxons first arrived on Britain's shores, legends of the Roman Empire were nourished by encounters with ruined 'works of giants.' At the same time, pockets of Roman cultural legacy still survived among the Britons. Anglo-Saxon kings yearned to step into the line of imperial succession; their goldsmiths drew inspiration from the trappings of the legions. The art, of which the ruling class were patrons, speaks of imperium. Join Amy Jeffs who will explore the Sutton Hoo treasures, alongside the Corinium Museum’s Anglo-Saxon collection and its relationship to the Roman artefacts also housed there.

Amy Jeffs graduated from Cambridge with a first degree in History of Art and is currently studying Medieval Art at postgraduate level at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

Admission

£6 per person £5.00 for season ticket holders Booking essential

Deer

Christmas Fair - Cotswold Crafts

  • 5 — 22 December 2014

5 December – 20 December - Christmas Fair - Cotswold Crafts

In the run up to Christmas, there will be a wonderful selection of crafts in the Hare gallery by local artists and craftspeople. Come along and visit the museum and find inspirational gifts for everyone.

Admission

Free entry into the Hare Gallery. All crafts for sale

It's a Wonderful Life

Corinium Cinema- It’s a Wonderful Life (U)

  • 11 December 2014 7-9pm

Thursday 11 December- 7pm

Special screening of the classic Christmas film. An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he had never existed. Festive refreshments available.

Admission

£5.50 Adults, £4.50 Concessions, Run time: 2 hr. 15 min. Booking recommended

Jack Frost

Discovery Zone - Christmas Past

  • 22 December 2014 2-3pm

Join Emma Stuart for a look at vintage Christmas. From shop display memorabilia to Christmas lights, jelly moulds to gorgeous wrappings. Everything ‘Christmas’ will be on display for you to enjoy.

Admission

Included in Admission

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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