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.
Derbyshire Turquoise

Colour and Line

  • 3 August — 1 September 2018 *on now

Four artist friends who live and work in the Cotswolds, who are inspired by the landscape and buildings of the area. Each has their own unique approach to painting and the methods they employ are many and varied. Artist Statements Daphne Malfiggiani Trained in Graphic Design in the 1970s gaining a Regional Diploma. I enjoy working in different media and the challenge of a variety of subjects. My painting is mainly inspired by walking the landscape of Britain.

Admission

Free Entry

Everything's Forgotten

Season of the Cotswolds

  • 5 — 29 September 2018

Oil paintings and sketches of various Cotswold locations by artist and natural mindfulness guide Nick Pike.
The exhibition explores changing seasons with artwork inspired by the surrounding countryside, featuring exclusive new nature paintings from Nick’s studio in Painswick.
Each month Nick hosts a Cotswold Natural Mindfulness walk which embraces all the senses, focusing on perspectives of landscape, art and life. As part of the exhibition, he will be guiding a new walk Saturday 22nd September at 9.30am from the gates of Cirencester Park, concluding at the exhibition in the museum.
An art workshop on nature will also take place during the show. TBC
Time-lapse videos of Nick’s art process and recordings of natural mindfulness experiences will be shown at the exhibition, along with displays of seasonal objects and artefacts, used as inspiration for the sketches and paintings. Limited edition prints and greeting cards will also be available.

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.
heritage open day

Heritage Open Day

  • 9 September 2018 2-5pm

Corinium Museum
Sunday 9 September, 2-5pm

As part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, the museum will be open for free. Try out our family fun trail, with a prize at the end.


£1 per children’s trail

Admission

Free entry

Merry Wives of Windsor

RSC Live The Merry Wives of Windsor

  • 12 September 2018 7-10pm

Corinium Cinema
Wednesday 12 September, 7pm

Join us for an RSC Live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor, broadcast to the Corinium Cinema.
Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men.

Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos.

For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult, £15 members

greatest_showman

The Greatest Showman

  • 13 September 2018 7-8:45pm

Corinium Cinema
Thursday 13 September, 7pm

'The Greatest Showman' is a bold and original musical that celebrates the birth of show business and the sense of wonder we feel when dreams come to life.

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation.
Cert: PG
Run time: 1 hr. 45 min.

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 concession

Kip print

Martin Jones – Tales from a Civil Engineer

  • 27 September 2018 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture
Thursday 27 September, 7-8.30pm

2018 sees The Institution of Civil Engineers celebrating its 200th Anniversary. From Brunel’s railways to Thomas Telford’s bridges, Civil Engineering has had a huge impact on our landscape and our lives. Join Martin Jones to hear about the life of a Civil Engineer and about the engineering masterminds that inspired him.
Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 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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