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Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds

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Please note the museum will be closed to the public on 27 Jan – 14 Feb for refurbishment. The shop and Information Centre will remain open.

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 6 February , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Introduction to Prehistoric Rock Art

Would it surprise you to hear there is rock art in the Costwolds? Not elaborate cave paintings but stones carved with symbols dating back to the Neolithic period. Emma will present rock art found across the British Isles, exploring its meaning and purpose, and finish with a look at some rare local discoveries.

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Sat 25 January , 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Yesterday

Join us for a Rural Cinema screening of Yesterday, a romantic comedy in which a man wakes up after an accident and finds he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.

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Sun 26 January , 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Yesterday

Yersterday is a romantic comedy in which a man wakes up after an accident and finds he is the only person in the world to remember The Beatles.

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Wed 29 January , 7:45 pm - 10:15 pm

La bohème

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing.

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Tue 18 February , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Mosaic Hearts

Join us for a morning of mosaic making. During this morning workshop you will create a mosaic heart, inspired by the season, to take home. You will be using colourful, safe glass tiles.

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Wed 19 February , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Revolting Romans

Join us for a horrible time exploring some of the smelly, sticky and revolting things the Romans brought to Britain.

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Sat 22 February , 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Downton Abbey

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

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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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