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

April 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

RSC Live Macbeth

Join us for an RSC Live screening of Macbeth, broadcast to the Corinium Cinema.

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April 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Prehistoric Tools Discovery Zone

Join us to handle real prehistoric tools found in the Cotswolds.

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April 4 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mini Mosaics Children’s Workshop with Emma Stuart

Learn the Roman art of mosaic making by creating your own mosaic tile to take home. All materials and instruction provided.

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April 11 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Medieval Spring Beasts Children’s Workshop

Medieval monks made encyclopaedias of animals and birds, both real and mythical. Join us to create your own Bestiary.

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April 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Heraldic Designs Family Drop-in

Join us to create your own heraldic design to take home.

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Experience our stunning collections

The 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 the 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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