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March 2019

Roman Gardens with Cherry Hubbard

Thu 28 March , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Corinium Museum Roman Garden

Evening lecture with local historian, Cherry Hubbard, unveiling Romano-British gardens; their use, function and decoration. Pliny the Elder wrote that there was a certain sanctity to a garden... In this talk Cherry explores the legacy of the Romans in our gardens, how they created peaceful spaces in the midst of their homes, how they used their plants for food, drink, decoration, medicine and dyes. We look at the primary sources, mosaics, frescos, pollen and seeds. What did they bring with them and…

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April 2019

Walking the Past: Cirencester

Wed 3 April , 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
£5 - £5.50
Walking the Past: Cirencester

The museums holds a large photographic collection depicting Cirencester over the last one hundred years. After viewing a selection of photographs showing the town across the last century, we then walk those same streets and bring the past to life in the present. The talk will last approximately 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute walk around the town centre. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

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After Corinium

Wed 10 April , 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
£5 - £5.50
Medieval knife handle

Join Dr Valija Evalds as she takes you beyond the Roman period, to explore our Anglo-Saxon and Medieval collections. In this short walk through the galleries, we will explore objects from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery, remnants of a Viking winter camp, pieces of a medieval abbey, and remains from the age of chivalry. Children 7 and above are welcome with an adult.

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Corinium Mosaics with Emma Stuart

Thu 18 April , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£5 - £5.50
Dolphin mosaic

Join Emma as she takes you on a journey through the mosaics of Roman Corinium. Hear about the development of the mosaic collection and how mosaics were lifted and laid in their current place in the museum. The tour will last approximately an hour with places to sit en-route. We will end with a rare look at some of the paintings and sketches of mosaics from the Museum archive.

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Meet the Ancestors

Thu 25 April , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6 - £7
Kingshill North

Sharon Clough, Human bone specialist from Cotswold Archaeology, will present a lecture exploring the importance of analysing human bone from archaeological excavations. Her talk will include some of the recent excavations across the Cotswold District and examples from further afield. Human remains are a valuable archaeological resource and can tell us about the life and death of people from the past. Sharon has been an osteoarchaeologist in commercial archaeology for 19 years and currently works for Cotswold Archaeology as their…

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May 2019

Beakers, Banquets and Burials

Wed 1 May , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Resource Centre Northleach, Fosse Way
Northleach, Gloucestershire GL54 3JH
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£6.25 - £7.25
Behind the Scenes

James will present a selection of fabulous pottery from some of the best archaeological sites in the Cotswolds; a Bronze Age henge, a Roman burial, and a Saxon house in Lechlade among them. The Corinium Museum Resource Centre is on the A429 Fosse Way at Northleach, it is located to the right of the Cotswolds Discovery Centre and Café. Free Parking

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Medieval Cirencester Town Walk

Thu 9 May , 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 Dr Valija Evalds 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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Cirencester in the Civil War Town Walk

Tue 21 May , 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Civil War Walk

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! Booking recommended Limited to 10 people.

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WW1 Prisoner of War Camps Evening Lecture

Thu 30 May , 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
WW1 Prisoner of War Camps

In Gloucestershire POWs were used in shipyards, quarries and in agriculture: twenty POW camps were opened, including at Cirencester. This illustrated lecture by Dr Colin R Chapman describes the background to the WW1 POW system, with particular reference to Gloucestershire, and commemorates the true ending of WW1 - the Versailles Peace Treaty of 26 June 1919.

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June 2019

Mrs Trinder’s Screen

Wed 5 June , 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
£6.25 - £7.25
Trinder screen

Join us to hear about one of the hidden treasures of our social history reserve collection: Mrs Trinder’s screen. Made sometime in the late nineteenth century, this three-fold screen, decorated in decoupage, is a riot of images. This talk will give us an opportunity to look closely at this fabulous object and see what it tells us about, not only the lady, but the time in which it was created. Booking recommended

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