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June 2019

Death and Burial in Ancient Egypt

Thu 27 June , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
June Evening Lecture

Ancient Egypt is famous for tombs, pyramids and an unusually elaborate treatment of the dead. Come and join us for an introduction to ancient Egyptian religion and burial customs. We’ll explore Egyptian collections of the Corinium Museum and the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. What can objects tell us about ancient Egyptian religious beliefs and funerary practices? Maiken Mosleth King is currently undertaking a PhD in Egyptology at the University of Bristol. Booking Recommended

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Map Coasters

Thu 27 June , 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
£8 - £10
Cirencester map

Bring a friend and your own beverage – leave with a set of custom made coasters and a smile on your face. This is a new series of evening sessions where adults can meet up informally to try their hand at a bit of craft and enjoy a social evening. All materials and instruction provided. Booking recommended

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July 2019

Stan & Ollie

Thu 11 July , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£5.70 - £6.70
Stan & Ollie

Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly star as Laurel & Hardy in the untold story of the world’s greatest comedy act. Stan & Ollie wonderfully portrays the unique and precious partnership of the legendary duo as they set out on a tour of Britain in the twilight of their career. Whilst they face an uncertain future the charm and beauty of their performances shine through, making each other and their audiences laugh. Cert: PG Run time: 1 hr. 35 min.

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Civil War Walk

Cirencester in the Civil War Town Walk

Tue 16 July , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ian Thomas will lead a walk around the town bringing to life the ‘storming of Cirencester’ in 1643. See where events unfolded and consider the significance of Cirencester in the English Civil War. The walk will explore the town centre, the Abbey Grounds and Cirencester Park and will last no more than an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Meet at the museum. Booking recommended Limited to 10 people.

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Children’s Roman Soldier Trail

Thu 18 July , 10:00 am - Mon 2 September , 5:00 pm
£1
Knitted Roman Soldier

Search for the Roman soldiers around the museum galleries this summer. We invite younger children to find the Roman soldiers hidden around the museum and older children who find them will answer questions to find out what life as a Roman soldier was like. Once complete, children claim their prize at the end.

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Recent Excavations in the North Cotswolds

Thu 18 July , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Recent Excavations in the North Cotswolds

We appologise but this event is unfortunatly cancelled.  Join Alison at a talk to explore the fascinating archaeological discoveries of the North Cotswolds. The lecture will focus on settlements and the ceremonial landscape of Moreton-in-Marsh, Stow-on-the-Wold and surrounding area from recent excavations. There will also be an opportunity to see finds from the excavations some of which will be incorporated into the new Prehistory gallery displays. Booking recommended Festival of Archaeology Event

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Stone Age Painting Children’s Workshop

Tue 23 July , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£7.25 - £8.25
Stone Age Painting

Get hands-on with the natural methods that people have been using for the creation of art for thousands of years. Be prepared to get creative and messy! Be inspired by the cave paintings of animals, hand prints and people that have been found all over the world. Learning new techniques and going back to the past to create your own artworks to take home. Booking essential Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

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Dig Pit

Tue 23 July , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dig pit

Visit the museum and learn about archaeological techniques by trying your hand in one of our dig pits. Complete your own mini excavation report, measure objects you unearth, identify them and try your hand at drawing them too. Included in Admission

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Mini Mosaics

Wed 24 July , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
£7.25 - £8
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 using colourful, safe glass tiles. All materials and instruction provided. Booking essential Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children

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Medieval Cirencester Town Walk

Wed 24 July , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Medieval Cirencester

Monks, merchants and mud! Cotswold sheep were some of the best in Europe, and their fleeces were sent all over Europe in the middle ages. The proceeds made fortunes, built a lavish parish church, underwrote a hospital, and supported markets, inns and shops. Join Valija to experience medieval Cirencester: from sacred splendours to squalid streets on this walking tour. Lasts an hour. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a rain coat! Booking recommended Limited to 10 people.

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