Home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain’s second largest city. Admire the work of Prehistoric metal smiths. Experience life as a Roman. Marvel at the stunning mosaics as you take a peek through the window of a Roman Town house.
Come face to face with the Anglo Saxon and their buried treasure. Be amazed by Medieval Sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and experience the elegance of Georgian Cirencester.
There is a lot to see, so we recommend allowing at least 1-2 hours to make the most of your visit.
Please feel free to download a copy of our museum floorplan before your visit.
Take a Gallery Tour before your visit
Take a virtual tour around the museum to explore the Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and Medieval Galleries.
Quiet afternoon visits
If you prefer a peaceful and reflective visit, we advise afternoon visits after 2pm on weekdays. The museum accommodates school groups throughout the year and we want to ensure an enjoyable and welcoming visit for all. Please call 01285 655611 if you would like further information about visiting the museum.
Our exciting heritage Lottery funded project Stone Age to Corinium will start in January 2019. The project will create new Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Early Roman Galleries, as well as an inspiring garden space and a dedicated “hands-on” Discovery Centre.
The museum is open to the public as normal however on your visit you will see works being undertaken to the Prehistory and Early Roman galleries, the shop, garden and reception area.
The Shop and Visitor Information Centre will be temporariliy closed on Thursday 11 & Friday 12 July.
This map shows the areas temporarily closed for project works. Access to the museum is via the Hare Gallery gate (includes one small step) alternatively there is level access through the 18th & 19 century gallery. Please ask at reception for further information.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused.