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 31 May , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Roman Military with John Smith

John Smith will inform and entertain through this evening lecture about Roman Military in Britain.

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Wed 9 May , 10:00 am - Sun 3 June , 5:00 pm

‘The Rhythm of Nature’ an exhibition by Faisal Khouja and Laura Mirjami

“The Rhythm of Nature” will explore themes of flora, fauna and landscape through the painting print and craft of two artists, Faisal Khouja and Laura Mirjami.

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Sat 26 May , 2:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Murder on the Orient Express

Join us for a Rural Cinema screening of Murder on the Orient Express.

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Tue 29 May , 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Roman Abacus

Make this simple, but fascinating tool and learn how Roman children learned maths. Hope we can ‘count on’ you to join us!

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Tue 29 May , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Roman Houses

What did Roman houses look like? Come and look at fascinating archaeological plans to find clues and handle real Roman building materials and other artefacts.

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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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