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Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds

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The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester, the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. Our principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. However, the museum today is much more than that, taking you on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day.

Explore the light and modern galleries that offer you an exceptional interactive experience. Discover thousands of objects on display, from Prehistoric tools, Roman mosaics, Anglo Saxon grave goods to Medieval sculpture! Every object has a story to tell.

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Opening Hours

April – October
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 2 – 5pm

November – March
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 2 – 4pm

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Upcoming events at the Corinium

Wed 5 June , 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RSC Live – The Taming of the Shrew

In a reimagined 1590, England is a matriarchy. Baptista Minola is seeking to sell off her son Katherine to the highest bidder. Cue an explosive battle of the sexes in this electrically charged love story.

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Sat 25 May , 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

The Favourite

Join us for a Rural Cinema screening of the Oscar winning film, The Favourite.

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Sun 26 May , 2:15 pm - 5:00 pm

The Favourite

Join us for a Rural Cinema screening of the Oscar winning film The Favourite.

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Wed 29 May , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mini Mosaics

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. We will explore the museum looking for inspiration from the museum’s Roman mosaic collections.

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Thu 30 May , 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Dinosaur Paint and Collage

Create your own dinosaur artworks using watercolour and collage. James will teach some fun painting techniques. You will go home with an artwork to be proud of.

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Thu 30 May , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

WW1 Prisoner of War Camps Evening Lecture

In Gloucestershire POWs were used in shipyards, quarries and in agriculture: twenty POW camps were opened, including at Cirencester.

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Fri 31 May , 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2

Join us for a Famil Film Friday screening of Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck It Ralph 2.

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Experience our stunning collections

Corinium Museum’s principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. With the exception of London it boasts the largest concentration of mosaics from this country- over 90 are known from the town and surrounding area. Corinium Dobunnorum began life as a fort and went on to become the capital of Britannia Prima. As a result this Museum houses one of the finest collections of Roman antiquities in the country.

The Museum’s collections span from prehistory to present day and consist not only of a large archaeology collection, but also agriculture, costume, paper ephemera and social history.

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Educational, engaging and inspiring - bring your school to Corinium Museum

The Museum is multi award winning with vibrant and extensive displays. The education service has achieved external accreditation from the Sandford Award for Heritage Education and Learning Outside the Classroom. It has been shortlisted and won awards for work with children and young people. Within each gallery there are opportunities for “hands on” exploration and discovery through our computer interactives. All sessions are linked to the national curriculum.

Activities are fun and informative and led by a team of professional staff.

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