Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Corinium Museum, Cirencester

Leave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this award winning Museum. 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. Marvel at the Roman mosaics as you take a peek through the window of a Roman villa. Come face to face with the Anglo Saxons and their buried treasures. Be amazed by Medieval Sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and experience the elegance of Victorian Cirencester. An inspiring and interactive experience for everyone.

Special events, exhibitions and workshops take place through out the year and the museum is fully accessible with a gift shop, the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre and a Cafe on site.

Corinium Museum Address and Contact Details

Corinium Museum
Park Street
Cirencester
Gloucestershire
GL7 2BX

Telephone 01285 655611

Admission Charges

Adult: £4.95
Senior Citizen £4.10
Student (16+) £3.30
Children (5-15) £2.25
Family Ticket (up to 2A + 5C) 10% discount off adult/child charge

Annual season ticket (valid for 1 year)
Visit the Corinium Museum as many times as you like! A season ticket is valid for a whole year from the date of purchase and entitles the holder to free entry to the museum and temporary exhibitions.
It allows you to make the most of our busy program of events and exhibitions. Plus, it also gives you great discounts on lectures and workshops.
Adult: £14.60
Senior Citizen £11.50
Student (16+) £9.75
Children (5-15) £7.20

Family Ticket (up to 2A + 5C) 10% discount off adult/child charge

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm April to October
10:00am to 4:00pm November to March

Sundays
2:00pm to 5:00pm April to October
2:00pm to 4:00pm November to March

The Friends of Corinium Museum invite you to Adopt a Roman Coin

The Tetbury Hoard was discovered in 2010 by a metal detectorist and excavated in the days following its discovery. The coins were declared Treasure and initially sent to the British Museum for analysis. They have now been generously donated to the Museum by the landowner and are ready to be conserved and put on permanent display.

The hoard consists of approximately 1500 coins dating from AD 260s – 280s. This was a time of great political upheaval in the Roman world. The coins are all from the denomination known as radiates.

The globular flask of the ‘New Forest’ type with painted decoration held the majority of the coins. The vessel dates to c. AD 300-330.

The Friends of the Corinium Museum, who were established in 2006 to raise funds to help acquire and restore new artefacts and to help promote greater interest in the Museum, are now asking for your help to conserve the coins and display them in the Corinium Museum.

The Friends Chairman Kevin Ronaldson said “at the heart of the Museum are its collections, the most important of which are the Romano-British collections from the Roman town of Corinium (Cirencester) and the surrounding area. We are asking for a minimum donation of £10 per coin to raise the funds needed to see the Museum’s first Roman coin hoard on public display.”

To find out more information about how you can adopt a coin please visit www.coriniummuseum.org/support-us/adopt-a-coin or contact the Museum on 01285 655611.

To find out more about the Friends of the Corinium Museum visit http://coriniummuseum.org/support-us/friends-of-the-corinium-museum/

Events at the Corinium Museum

2014 Events at the Corinium Museum

Stretchy Hares – Family Drop In
Tuesday 8th April, 10.30-11.30am

‘As Mad as a March Hare’ so the saying goes, but these wonderful creatures are a wonderful addition to the Cotswold countryside and have been seen around for many centuries. Come along and make a stretch Hare to take home
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders.

Mini Mosaics – Children’s Activity
Wednesday 9th April, 10-12pm

Be inspired by our Roman mosaics. Create your own coaster in this fun activity using real glass and ceramic mosaic tiles. Health and safety equipment and instruction provided. Booking essential.
Cost: £7 per child or £6 for season ticket holders.

Hedgehog Hats – Family Drop In
Wednesday 9th April, 2.30 – 3.30pm

Hedgehogs are one of Britain’s best known and well loved mammals. Find out more about these amazing creatures and make a hedgehog hat to take home with you
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders.

Mosaic Rangoli Patterns – Family Drop In
Thursday 10th April, 10.30-11.30am

Come along and be inspired by Indian culture through the mosaics of Caroline Jariwala. Make your own Rangoli mosaic to take home.
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders.

The Croods – Family Film Friday
Friday 11th April, 11am

Join the first modern family as they embark on the journey of a lifetime across a spectacular and unforgettable landscape. When their cave is destroyed, everything the Croods have ever known is rocked by seismic shifts and generational clashes as they discover an incredible new world filled with fantastic creatures. If they don’t evolve, they’ll be history. Certificate U, run time 1 hr. 38 min.
Cost: Adults £4.65, Children £2.50

Mendhi Patterns – Family Drop In
Friday 11th April, 2.30 – 3.30pm

Decorate a hand inspired by traditional Indian mehndi or henna patterns as used in Hindu festivals and celebrations.
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders.

Meet the Roman Cook – Discovery Zone
Monday April 14th 10.30 – 11.30am

Have you ever wondered how the Romans cooked their snails or what sauce they put on their dinner? Well now is the chance to find out. Just drop in for a chat with the Roman cook and try your hand at grinding some herbs for dinner.
Cost: Included in admission charge.

Stretchy Hares – Family Drop In
Tuesday 15th April, 10.30-11.30am

‘As Mad as a March Hare’ so the saying goes, but these wonderful creatures are a wonderful addition to the Cotswold countryside and have been seen around for many centuries. Come along and make a stretch Hare to take home
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders.

Mini Taj Mahal Garden – Family Drop In
Thursday 17th April, 10.30-11.30am

Create a mini Taj Mahal Garden in bright colours inspired by the theme of our Garden Goddesses exhibition.
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders.

Meet a Hedgehog Day and Creepy Crawly Activities – Special Event
Saturday 19th April, 10am-3pm

Charity donations welcome for the craft activities.
Back by popular demand! An enjoyable family event and all in a good cause to help our prickly friends. The Help a Hedgehog Hospital team alongside artist Cath Hodsman, return for another day of wildlife fun. Not only will families get the chance to meet a little hedgehog in the care of the HaHH team, but there will be a series of make and take ‘Crazy Creepy Crawlies’ activities on offer to help raise money for injured or stressed hedgehogs. Suitable for age 3 and above. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Cost: Included in Museum admission charge.

Contact details:
Corinium Museum, Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 2BX
Tel: 01285 655611 Email: coriniummuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk

Website: http://www.coriniummuseum.org

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The Friends of Corinium Museum invite you to Adopt a Roman Coin

The Tetbury Hoard was discovered in 2010 by a metal detectorist and excavated in the days following its discovery. The coins were declared Treasure and initially sent to the Britis ...
Posted: 06/03/2014 13:28:54