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.
April – October
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 2 – 5pm
November – March
Monday – Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Sunday: 2 – 4pm
Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this multi award winning Museum.
Corinium Museum has embarked on an exciting £1.6 million project – “Stone Age to Corinium: Discover the Archaeology of the Cotswolds” and has been successful in securing support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.
Thu 26 September , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
This talk explores the way in which Britannia adjusted to the new Roman religious cults and ritual practices brought in by the army and others from the Classical world, as Britain became a Roman province.Full details
Tue 1 October , 10:00 am - Sat 9 November , 5:00 pm
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.Full details
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.
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.