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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

Sat 12 October , 10:00 am - Sun 20 October , 5:00 pm

Where’s Wally? The Big Museum Hunt

Join the search for Wally with your family at Corinium Museum this half term.

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Tue 1 October , 10:00 am - Sat 9 November , 5:00 pm

Children’s Pumpkin Trail

Take part in our seasonal Pumpkin Trail this half term. We invite younger children to find the pumpkins hidden around the museum and older children who find them will answer questions relating to the spooky season. Once complete, children claim their prize at the end.

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Thu 24 October , 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Don Pasquale

Royal Opera favourite Bryn Terfel heads the cast for this new production of Donizetti’s comedy of domestic drama across two generations.

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Sat 26 October , 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Death and the Afterlife in Roman Corinium

Join Dr Valija Evalds on a walk through the gallery, discussing objects related to death and burial, and exploring belief, practice, and superstition in Roman Cirencester.

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Sat 26 October , 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Rocketman

'Rocketman' is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Sun 27 October , 2:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Rocketman

'Rocketman' is an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John's breakthrough years.

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Tue 29 October , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Creepy Corinium Cupcakes

Using the spooky season and our medusa mosaic for inspiration, join Rebecca to create a series of creepy cupcakes from design to consumption. Yes! You get to eat your creation. Includes instruction and all materials.

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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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