Special Events



‘Unplugged’ and ‘When I Grow Up’

Special Family Event with Steve Antony (author and illustrator)

Tuesday 24 October, 10.30-12pm

Children’s author Steve Antony visits the museum to celebrate the launch of his new books ‘Unplugged’ about enjoying outdoors and ‘When I Grow Up’ which is from Matilda the Musical, written by Tim Minchin. Join Steve for an interactive reading of his books and create ‘story stones’ whilst learning how to write and illustrate a great story. Take time to look around the museum for inspiration if you wish.

Waterstones will be selling copies of Steve’s books and he will be happy to sign books after the event.

In partnership with Waterstones and Hachette Children’s Books.

Cost: £5.50 per child, £5 season ticket holders

Booking essential as places are limited, call 01285 655611. Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years


The Corinium Sessions

Special Event Friday 10 November, 8-10pm

A musical fundraising event for the ‘Stone Age to Corinium’ project. Following the Success of our first sessions join us once again for a magical night of Music amongst the Mosaics. A chance to enjoy the very best of local original talent and Cirencester’s rich heritage, whilst raising funds towards the Stone Age to Corinium project. We welcome the incredible Elles Bailey – ‘One to Watch for 2017’. Local duo ‘A New Leaf,’ ‘Counter Measures’ whose vocal stylings breathe life into songs new and old, alongside the amazing singer songwriter Emily-Jane Sheppard. Refreshments available. Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult. Doors open 7:45pm. Cost: £10 per adult, £9 for Season ticket holders

Booking recommended, please call 01285 654180


Stories with Santa

The Yarn Whisperer

Wednesday 20 December, 10-10.30am and 11.30-12pm

Celebrate Christmas with a visit to the museum to meet Santa in a stunning grotto. Hear what life is like through tales from the North Pole. Santa will share his stories from the North Pole which feature elves, penguins, polar bears and Mrs Claus. The story will last 15-20 minutes followed by traditional gift giving to the children in the audience. A special experience for all the family.

Cost: £2 per adult, £3 per child (includes a gift from Santa)

Booking essential, please call 01285 655611. Book early to avoid disappointment

Suitable for ages 3 and above


A Slice of Cold Sausage

Storytelling Event with The Yarn Whisperer

Thursday 15 February, 10.30-11.30am

A story originally conceived for the Corinium Museum in Cirencester. It starts in a most unlikely place with Charlie dreaming about voyaging in a submarine. With mysterious ease we travel to Sagnlandet Lejre, the wonderful living Stone Age village in Denmark. Then we are whisked away to a moment 2 millions years ago …

Charlie, the Yarn Whisperer, is a professional story teller and poet who has worked with local schools and children for many years. www.yarnwhispering.co.uk

Cost: £2.50 per child, £2 per adult

Call 01285 655611 to book. Suitable for ages 5-10 years

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‘Trouble at the Museum!’

Special Family Event with Tracey Corderoy

Thursday 5 April, 10.30-12pm    

Author of Hubble Bubble and Shifty McGifty, Tracey Corderoy visits the museum to share an interactive reading from her books ‘Shifty McGifty’ and ‘Baddies, Beasties and a Sprinkling of Crumbs.’ Be inspired by Henrig Crumb and create your own invention or museum object for book marks to take home.

Waterstones will be selling copies of Tracey’s books and she will be happy to sign books after the event.

In partnership with Waterstones

Cost: £5.50 per child £5 season ticket holders

Booking essential as places are limited, please call 01285 655611. Suitable for ages 6 to 10 years