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

Sun 21 October , 2:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Mayerling Royal Opera House LIVE Ballet

Mayerling is a classic of the Royal Ballet repertory, with its emotional depth, haunting imagery, and one of the most demanding roles ever created for a male dancer.

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Thu 18 October , 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Aethelflael – Lady of the Mercians

This year we mark 1100 years since the death of the most powerful woman of the English Middle Ages - Aethelflael – Lady of the Mercians.

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Thu 18 October , 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Haunted Cirencester with Emma Stuart

A tour around Cirencester hearing some of the spooky associations with some of the buildings in the town.

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Sat 20 October , 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Story Stones

Listen to a series of stories as you sit in a circle. Be inspired to create your very own story stones to take home.

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Sat 20 October , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Death and the Afterlife in Roman Cirencester

A tour through the gallery, exploring objects related to death and burial in Roman Cirencester.

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Mon 22 October , 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Creepy Corinium Cupcakes

Using the spooky season and our medusa mosaic for inspiration, join Rebecca to create a creepy cupcake from design to consumption.

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Tue 23 October , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Sock Monster!

Ever wondered what to do with those spare socks when one goes missing? Well, come along and learn how to create your own special sock monster in this morning workshop.

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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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