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

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.
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Festive Lanterns

  • 18 December 2018 10:30-11:30am *on now

Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger
Tuesday 18 December, 10.30-11.30am

Create a special seasonal lantern to brighten the dark winter nights. All instruction and materials provided.

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members
Booking essential
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members

Christmas Mosaic

Christmas Mosaics

  • 19 December 2018 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Wednesday 19 December, 10.30-12pm

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum taking 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

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Peg Doll Angels and Dragons

  • 20 December 2018 12pm

Children’s Workshop with Volly Evalds
Thursday 20 December, 12-1pm

Enter the world of winter fantasy. Make a peg doll angel with wings, halo and sparkling raiment and a fire breathing dragon that can clip onto a Christmas tree or give as a magical gift.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13

Admission

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 members

Stories With Santa

Stories with Santa

  • 20 December 2018 10-11:30am

Seasonal Storytelling
Thursday 20 December, 10-10.30am and 11.30-12pm

Santa visits the Corinium Museum to tell a short story from the North Pole in a magical setting and present the children with a seasonal gift at the end. A special occasion for families or playgroups with young children.


Booking essential
Suitable for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £3.50 per child (includes a gift), £2 per adult

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Winter Beast Books

  • 2 January 2019 From 10:30am

Children’s Workshop with Volly Evalds
Wednesday 2 January, 10.30-12pm

Create an encyclopaedia of real and imaginary winter beasts, inspired by our local fauna and your own imagination. Using a series of drawing and calligraphy techniques, you will create your own book to take home.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 6 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

winter stories

Winter Stories

  • 3 January 2019 12:30-1:30pm

Storytelling with Volly Evalds
Thursday 3 January, 12.30-1.30pm

Join us to hear the adventures of Snow Queens, Ice Bears and Magic Mittens, in winter tales from many lands.

Booking essential
Suitable for ages 4 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £3 per child, £2.50 members

Mini Mosaic

Mini Mosaics

  • 3 January 2019 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with James Harris
Thursday 3 January, 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 ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £8 per child, £7 members

Swiming with men Film

Swimming with Men

  • 10 January 2019 7-8:45pm

Corinium Cinema
Thursday 10 January, 7pm

A man who is suffering a mid-life crisis finds new meaning in his life as part of an all-male, middle-aged, amateur synchronized swimming team.

Cert: 12A
Run time: 1 hr. 37 min.

Admission

Cost: £6.50 per adult, £5.50 concession

prehistory workshop

Prehistory: A Story of Stone, Bone and Pottery

  • 17 January 2019 2-3:30pm

Afternoon workshop with James Harris
Thursday 17 January, 2-3.30pm

A lecture and handling workshop using fabulous prehistoric tools and pottery. Learn to identify objects from the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. Find out what the greatest ever human invention was.

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Roman Art and Architecture

Dress and Identity in the Roman Empire

  • 23 January 2019 2-3:30pm

Afternoon Talk with Dr Valija Evalds
Wednesday 23 January, 2-3.30pm

The third in a series of 3 talks exploring Roman art and architecture. This illustrated lecture will explore the clothing of the Roman world: its textures, its colours and its symbols; from senators to slaves, to matrons and brides.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £7 per adult, £6 members

Mamma Mia 2

Rural Cinema Mamma Mia 2

  • 26 — 27 January 2019 From 2:15pm

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 January, 2.15pm

Ten years after 'Mamma Mia!' grossed more than 600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA. As the film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present.

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

Admission

Cost: £5.60 per adult, £4.80 concession

La Traviata

La traviata

  • 30 January 2019 6:45-9:45pm

Royal Opera House LIVE Opera
Corinium Cinema
Wednesday 30 January, 6.45pm

From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of the most popular of all operas. Alfredo falls in love in with the courtesan Violetta in glamorous Paris society, but underneath the surface run darker undercurrents, leading to a tragic ending. The opera’s wealth of melodies includes the famous Brindisi and the exuberant ‘Sempre libera’ – both showing the lyricism of Italian opera at its most immediately appealing. Richard Eyre’s production for The Royal Opera brings out all the emotional colour, from the giddy discovery of love, through painful confrontation to the inevitable conclusion. Lavish period sets and costumes enhance the reality of a moving story based on true life.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult, £15 members

Mosaic from the museum

Spotlight on the Orpheus Mosaic

  • 30 January 2019 2:30-3pm

Gallery Talk with Emma Stuart
Wednesday 30 January, 2.30-3pm

The Orpheus Mosaic represents one of Britain’s finest examples from Roman Britain. Join Emma to hear about the design, unusual archaeology and the eventual rescue of this impressive mosaic. We will spend time in the gallery next to the mosaic giving opportunity for discussion and appraisal.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £3 per adult, £2.50 members

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From Saints Bones to Charles Dickens’ Monkey

  • 31 January 2019 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Dr Caroline Morris
Thursday 31 January, 7-8.30pm

Henry VIII’s glove, Jane Austen’s Table, Sir Edward Elgar’s glasses – biographically significant objects like these have been displayed for centuries. Today, there are hundreds of museums and historic houses across the country dedicated to celebrated figures and filled with their possessions. Dr Caroline Morris will share her research on biographical objects with a brief history of their display; describing the influences upon the development of the modern biographical museum from the medieval reliquary and the Renaissance wunderkammer to Romanticism and the Arts & Crafts movement.


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

http://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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