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July 2018

Roman Shields

Thu 26 July , 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£1.50 - £2.50
Viking Sun Compasses

This fun morning drop-in will provide you with the tools to create your own Roman shield. Shields were often curved to protect the soldier’s body and brightly decorated with special designs to show power. Designs included eagles, lightening bolts and laurel wreaths. Create your own to take home.  

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Become an Archaeologist

Thu 26 July , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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Become an Archaeologist

Have a go at handling real Roman artefacts from our collections, drawing and trying to identify them. Included in admission.

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Roman Helmets

Fri 27 July , 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£1.50 - £2.50
Family drop-in

This fun morning drop-in will provide you with the tools to create your own Roman helmet. Helmets were worn to protect the face and often had cheek plates and a rim around the neck. They were made from metal, usually bronze, and prevented soldiers from being harmed by swords and spears. Create your own protective helmet and wear it with pride, just like a Roman soldier. Suitable for age 5 and above.  

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Become an Archaeologist

Fri 27 July , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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Become an Archaeologist

Have a go at handling real Roman artefacts from our collections, drawing and trying to identify them. Included in admission.

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Iron Age Round house

Mon 30 July , 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£1.50 - £2.50
Iron Age Round house drop-in

This family drop in activity will show you where people in the Iron Age lived. It will demonstrate the concept of a roundhouse, and give your child a fun takeaway activity to play with at home. This creative activity includes a roundhouse with an Iron Age man, animals, fire and fish bringing the Iron Age world to life. Suitable for age 6 and above.

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Prehistoric Painting

Tue 31 July , 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£5 - £5.50
Printmaking at the museum

Release your inner artist, and explore the natural methods that people have been using for the creation of art for thousands of years. Be prepared to get creative and messy! Prehistoric art tells us about the early life of the nomadic hunters and gatherers. Be inspired by the cave paintings of animals, hand prints and people that have been found all over the world. Natural pigments were carefully painted onto the rock by ancient artists. You can do the same…

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August 2018

Mini Mosaics

Wed 1 August , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£7 - £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. Suitable for ages 8 and above. Please enquire about younger children as there is quite a lot of supervision required for children under 8. Booking essential.

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Woolly Mammoths

Thu 2 August , 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£1.50 - £2.50
Family drop-in

Mammoths are extinct animals and are relatives of today's elephants. These large mammals lived during the last ice age and may have died off when the weather became warmer and their food supply changed. We have mammoth teeth and tusks in our collections and we know mammoths roamed across the Cotswolds. Create your own woolly mammoth to take home at this exciting, arty drop-in.

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Pop up Ice Age

Thu 2 August , 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£1.50 - £2.50
Family drop-in

Come to the museum to create your own pop-up ice age scene with sabre tooth cats and woolly mammoths to place in the chilly landscape. An Ace Age is when ice covers the planet and temperatures are much colder than today. Animals that lived during the last Ice Age had to grow woolly coats and include, woolly rhinoceros, woolly mammoths and wild cats with long teeth. People lived in caves and would have needed animal skins to keep warm during…

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Roman Armour Workshop

Mon 6 August , 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Corinium Museum, Park Street
Cirencester, GL72BX United Kingdom
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£5 - £5.50
Roman Soldier workshop

During this workshop you will create a helmet, shield, sword and standard so that you feel as ready as a real Roman soldier to venture into the world to do battle. This creative workshop is inspired by archaeology from the Roman fort and from tombstones of Roman cavalrymen. Make your equipment and take it home after you have made it all in this creative workshop. Booking essential.

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