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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

Thu 2 August , 10:00 am - Sat 1 September , 5:00 pm

Cotswold Artists – Colour & Line

Four artist friends who live and work in the Cotswolds, who are inspired by the landscape and buildings of the area. Each has their own unique approach to painting and the methods they employ are many and varied.

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Mon 20 August , 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Roman Numerals Book

Create a book of Roman numerals and learn to count by writing the numbers as they did in the past.

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Tue 21 August , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mini Mosaics

Be inspired by the Roman art of mosaic making by creating your own mosaic tile to take home.

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Wed 12 September , 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RSC Live The Merry Wives of Windsor

Join us for an RSC Live screening of The Merry Wives of Windsor, broadcast to the Corinium Cinema.

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Thu 27 September , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Martin Jones – Tales from a Civil Engineer

Celebrate 200th Anniversary of the Institution of Civil Engineers with an evening lecture that offers an insight into this fascinating discipline.

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Sat 29 September , 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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Sun 30 September , 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Lily James plays free-spirited journalist Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the delightful and eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

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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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