Corinium Museum Temporary Exhibitions

The Corinium Museum strives to encourage access for all to its nationally important collections. Access to the museum collections is provided through the permanent displays within the museum, plus an extensive education and outreach programme. Further access is achieved through a diverse and imaginative temporary exhibitions programme.

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Food For Thought

A British Museum Collaboration

25 April – 5 July

This exciting exhibition is a partnership between the British Museum, Roman archaeologists from UK Universities and the Corinium Museum. It will explore food in Roman Britain and the wider Roman world and bring together unique objects from Cirencester as well as from Silchester and across the Roman Empire including Pompeii, Rome, Athens and Tunisia.

Drawing on recent research, this exhibition will expose all there is to know about Roman food. It will show the utensils used in the Roman world, how people prepared their food, and what evidence we have for these practices, including food remains from a sewer in Herculaneum. The exhibition will also showcase artist Miranda Creswell’s ‘Chop Marks’; landscape drawings made with graphite on kitchen chopping boards.

Free Admission

Not Just Dormice – Food For Thought

British Museum


Wood Fired Ceramics

Eeles Family Pottery

11 July – 3 August

Eeles Family Pottery, based in Mosterton, West Dorset, are delighted to announce that they are holding an exhibition of over 300 pieces of new work at the Corinium Museum. The family of 5 potters create stoneware, porcelain and raku using basic ingredients such as ball clay from near Poole, china clay from South Devon, fine alluvial sand from West Dorset and granite from Cornwall. Most simple ingredients used with rare skill, create the most unusual results.

Free admission All items for sale



Creative Forum

8 August –
 6 September

‘Discovery’ is the latest exhibition presented by Creative Forum. As artists and makers move through their creative life, the process of discovery is an ongoing process and an important part of their practice. This exhibition presents a diverse range of work by members of the group including paintings, ceramics, textiles, sculpture, photography and jewellery.

The group meets once a month at New Brewery Arts in Cirencester and is made up of local artists and makers at various stages in their creative careers, from aspiring to professional.

Free admission All items for sale


Deeply Felt

Sarah Brooker and Celestino Valenti

12 September – 11 October

Showcasing the latest works by Sarah Brooker, textile artist. Her hand- rolled felt wall hangings and framed works bring colour and vibrancy to any space. Using water for inspiration she draws on her favourite colours; turquoises, deep blues and greens. Sarah studied in Fine Art at Portsmouth, and went on to complete a Post Graduate qualification in Textiles at Goldsmiths College, which took her on a journey uncovering
the techniques and possibilities of felt making. Celestino Valenti designs and produces Regency-style, internationally sought after wirework.

Free admission


Handmade in Clay

17 October – 15 November

A collaboration in ceramics


Winter Show – Cotswold Craftsmen

20 November – 5 December