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.
Stone Age People

Stone Age People Trail

  • 1 February — 30 March 2020 *on now

Stone Age People Trail
01 Feb – 30 March

We invite younger children to find the little people from the Stone Age hidden around the museum and older children who find them will answer questions relating to the prehistoric past. Once complete, children claim their prize at the end.

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, includes a prize

Swan Lake

Swan Lake

  • 1 April 2020 5:15-10pm

Swan Lake
Royal Opera House Live Ballet
Wed 1 April, 7.15pm

Liam Scarlett’s glorious production of Swan Lake returns for its first revival. Remaining faithful to the Marius Petipa/Lev Ivanov text, Scarlett’s additional choreography and John Macfarlane’s magnificent designs breathe new life into this most-loved classical ballet. The Company shines in this eternal tale of doomed love. Tchaikovsky’s score soars with its symphonic sweep and combines perfectly with exquisite choreography from the grand pas de deux of Prince Siegfried and Odile to the swans at the lakeside. An intoxicating mix of spectacle and intimate passion, the overall effect is irresistible.

Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult or £15 members

Museum Activity

Mosaic Trail

  • 1 April — 31 May 2020

01 April – 31 May

Take part in our themed fun trail this holiday. We invite younger children to find the mosaics hidden around the museum and older children who find them will answer questions relating to this beautiful Roman craft. Once complete, children claim their prize at the end.

Cost: £1.50 per child, includes a prize

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Cost: £1.50 per child, includes a prize

Museum Tour

Museum Highlights

  • 6 — 17 April 2020

Guided Tours
Mon, Wed and Fri, 11am
April School Holidays

Discover the Corinium collection on our guided tours, highlighting archaeological objects and different themes. No need to book. Tours should last no more than 30 minutes. A perfect way to complement a visit to the Museum.

Included in Admission

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

Included in admission

Roman Workshop

Roman Games

  • 7 April 2020 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Rebecca Shellenberger
Tues 7 April, 10.30-12pm

Ever wonder how Romano-British children passed their leisure time? Put down those electronic devices and come along to create custom gaming pieces and a gaming board for your children to take away.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £8.25 per child, £7.25 for members

Mosaic workshop

Mosaic Butterflies

  • 9 April 2020 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Valija Evalds
Thurs 9 April, 10.30-12pm

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic butterfly inspired by our Roman mosaic patterns, to take home. You will be using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided.


Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £8.25 per child, £7.25 members

Mosaic Workshop

Mosaic Dolphins

  • 15 April 2020 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart
Wed 15 April, 10.30-12pm

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic dolphin inspired by our Roman mosaics, to take home. You will be using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided.

Booking essential
Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

Suitable for

  • Especially for children
  • Family friendly

Admission

Cost: £8.25 per child, £7.25 members

Roman workshop

Roman Armour

  • 16 April 2020 10:30am-12pm

Children’s Workshop with James Harris
Thurs 16 April 10.30-12pm

Join the invasion! Become a Roman soldier by making your own full set of Roman armour including shield, helmet, standard and sword. James will also amaze you with some real Roman artefacts – nearly 2000 years old!


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

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

Cost: £8.25 per child, £7.25 members

Cavalleria Rusticana

Cavalleria Rusticana/ Pagliacci

  • 21 April 2020 7-9:45pm

Royal Opera House Live
Tues 21 April, 7pm

Two opera classics are drawn together in this wonderfully observed re-creation of life in a south Italian village as a travelling theatre visits and emotions erupt. The award-winning production by Damiano Michieletto presents the shocking events brought about by secret love and uncontrollable jealousy. The music is full of Italianate melody in the great choruses that bring the villagers together in celebration and revelry, alongside the solo arias and tense confrontations that provoke violence and tragedy.


Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £17 per adult or £15 members

Knives Out Film

Knives Out

  • 25 — 26 April 2020 2:15-4pm

Knives Out
Rural Cinema
Sat 25 & Sun 26 April, 2.15pm

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate.

Admission

Cost: £5.80 per adult, £4.95 concession

Behind the Scenes

Romans

  • 29 April 2020 From 11am

Behind the Scenes with James Harris
Wed 29 April, 11-12pm
Museum Resource Centre, Northleach


Discover the Roman secrets of the Corinium Museum reserve store in this special behind the scenes event featuring architectural stonework, pottery, and animal and human remains from the Roman town of Corinium

Cost: £7.25 per adult, £6.25 members

Admission

Cost: £7.25 per adult, £6.25 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

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014 logo: Museums at Night

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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