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Plan your visit

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.

Please note

Our exciting heritage Lottery funded project Stone Age to Corinium started 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 will be closed to the public on 27 Jan – 14 Feb for refurbishment. The shop and Information Centre will remain open.

This map shows the areas temporarily closed for project works. Access to the museum is via Abberly House alternatively there is level access at the side of the museum a member of staff will provide access assistance. Please ask at reception for further information.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.