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 31 March , 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mother’s Day Cinema Screening with Tea & Cake

Join us to celebrate Mother’s Day with this 1961 classic. Tea & cake will be served in the interval.

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Thu 28 March , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Roman Gardens with Cherry Hubbard

Evening lecture with local historian, Cherry Hubbard, unveiling Romano-British gardens; their use, function and decoration.

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Tue 2 April , 6:15 pm - 10:30 pm

La forza del destino Royal Opera House LIVE Opera

Leonora falls in love with Don Alvaro, but when her father forbids their marriage, a fatal accident triggers a drama of obsession, vengeance and tragedy. Jonas Kaufmann and Anna Netrebko star in Verdi’s epic La forza del destino (The Force of Destiny) an opera which demands the very best of singers for its powerful music and the fullest theatrical treatment for its story of bitter revenge pursued across miles and years.

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Wed 3 April , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Walking the Past: Cirencester

Join us for a tour of Old Cirencester through the Museum’s photographic collection, followed by a walk through those same streets in the modern town.

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Tue 9 April , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Roman Armour

Create a full set of Roman weapons and armour and become a Roman soldier in this fun workshop.

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Wed 10 April , 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. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic tile to take home.

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Wed 10 April , 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

After Corinium

Join Dr Valija Evalds as she takes you beyond the Roman period, to explore our Anglo-Saxon and Medieval collections.

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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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