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.
Tombstone

Beeswax Wraps

  • 26 September 2019 7-9pm

Adult Event with Rebecca Shellenberger
Thurs 26 September, 7-9pm

An evening creating in a calm environment with refreshments and social chat.
We all know it – plastic is bad for the environment. Come along and craft these eco-friendly and entirely practical cling film alternatives for sandwiches cakes and other edibles. Bring a bottle or flask of coffee to toast Mother Earth!

Cost: £10 per adult, £8 members
Booking recommended

Admission

Cost: £10 per adult, £8 members

Gods, Priests and Worshippers in Roman

  • 26 September 2019 7-8:30pm

Evening Lecture with Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Thurs 26 September, 7-8.30pm

This talk explores the way in which Britannia adjusted to the new Roman religious cults and ritual practices brought in by the army and others from the Classical world, as Britain became a Roman province. Britons by no means accepted the Roman pantheon wholesale. The island had a vibrant spiritual arena of its own, led by the powerful guild of Druids. The results of cultural interaction between British and Roman religion were varied, and included antagonism, acceptance and mutual change. However, what emerged was a vibrant and varied Romano-British religion, neither British nor Roman but each enriched by the other. Such blending even extended to early Christianity. Despite its monotheism, deeply opposed to pagan deities, archaeological evidence suggests a measure of Christian tolerance.

Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University. Her main research interests are in the religious beliefs and practices of Iron Age and Roman Britain and Europe, and she has published widely in this area. Her latest book, Sacred Britannia has been shortlisted for the Current Archaeology Book of the Year Award, and is currently being considered for the Wolfson History Prize.


Booking Recommended

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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