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Stories with Santa at the Corinium Museum

Celebrate Christmas with a visit to the Corinium Museum in Cirencester for the family to meet Santa! We are thrilled to welcome Santa who will be reading some special stories written at his home in t...[full story]

Posted : 24/11/2015 17:54:06

Creative Christmas at Corinium

Explore the wonders of local art and craft in two stunning exhibitions back to back on the run up to Christmas. Starting on 20th November is the Cotswold Craftsmen’s Christmas show. An eclectic mi...[full story]

Posted : 13/11/2015 19:20:45

Roman Pottery Explored at Corinium Evening Lecture

Matthew Fittock, a PhD Researcher from Reading University, will be sharing his latest findings during an evening lecture at the Coirnium Museum in Cirencester on Thursday 26th November at 7pm. Kin...[full story]

Posted : 12/11/2015 20:08:02

Cracking Christmas Films at the Corinium Museum

Film lovers in Cirencester are in for a festive treat this December when the Corinium Museum screens two Christmas classics - It’s a Wonderful Life and White Christmas. Beginning with It’s a Wonde...[full story]

Posted : 10/11/2015 00:25:59

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 analysi...[full story]

Posted : 06/03/2014 13:28:54

Heritage Open Days - Cirencester

This weekend sees Cirencester taking part in Heritage Open Days again. Many buildings normally closed to the public will be open. Venues taking part in the 2013 Heritage Open Days include: Bi...[full story]

Posted : 13/09/2013 15:17:36

Whereat Legacy to Live On.

On 8th August, Cirencester Town Council marked the 1st year anniversary of the death of former Mayor and community stalwart Norman Whereat with the unveiling of the ‘Whereat Trail’ to Norman’s family,...[full story]

Posted : 16/08/2013 14:57:31

More classic films coming to the Corinium

Since last Autumn the Corinium Museum has been screening several classic films which have broad appeal such as ‘North by North West’ and ‘It’s a Wonderful Life.’  The response from the public has been...[full story]

Posted : 26/07/2013 22:36:55

Great opportunity to see what treasure you may have dug up in your garden!

Have you found an artefact that looks rather interesting whilst digging in your garden or on a local walk? This whole region is rich in archaeogical treasures and now is your chance to see whether you...[full story]

Posted : 16/07/2013 09:08:41

BIG awards for small visitor attraction

Cirencester's Corinium Museum has won a Silver Award in the Small Visitor Attraction category at the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013 Ceremony. The Silver Award is one of the hig...[full story]

Posted : 27/05/2013 22:44:58

CDC awards contract for leisure and cultural services

Cotswold District Council’s Cabinet has agreed to award a contract to Sports Leisure Management (SLM) to take over the running of leisure and cultural services by the anticipated time of July 2013. ...[full story]

Posted : 11/05/2013 13:07:31

Corinium Museum is a finalist in 2013 VisitEngland Awards for Excellence

Cirencester’s Corinium Museum has been named as a finalist in the Small Visitor Attraction of the Year category of the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2013. As a finalist the Museum ...[full story]

Posted : 06/04/2013 00:19:22

Classic cinema comes to Cirencester from April

Lovers of great classic and contemporary films in Cirencester are in for a big treat from April 2013 when the Corinium Museum launches its exciting second season of monthly Thursday evening films. Thi...[full story]

Posted : 21/03/2013 08:25:10

'Telling Tales' - Exhibition by Bath Textile Artists coming to Corinium Museum

The eleven members of the Bath Textile artists have taken the theme ''Telling Tales'' and interpreted it in many different ways. Weaving threads of history and mystical meanings, they will present an ...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2013 18:31:09

Popular Award-Winning Artist returns to Corinium Museum with Christmas Exhibition

From the Rolling Stones to the cover of the Radio Times, local artist Tony Meeuwissen’s portfolio stretches across five decades of popular art and illustration, gracing the Sunday Times magazine and m...[full story]

Posted : 06/12/2012 09:48:37

Charity Christmas cards now available at Corinium Museum and Moreton Area Centre

Cotswold District Council’s Corinium Museum and Moreton Area Centre are inviting the public to buy Christmas cards which support a range of charities. Once again, both venues will be selling an imp...[full story]

Posted : 19/10/2012 18:59:35

Corinium qualifies for leading heritage education award

Cotswold District Council’s Corinium Museum is in line to receive the much coveted Sandford Award for Heritage Education. Administered and judged by the Heritage Education Trust, it recognises and pro...[full story]

Posted : 19/09/2012 10:34:03

Classic cinema comes to Cirencester from October

Film aficionados in Cirencester are in for a big treat from October 2012 when the Corinium Museum launches an exciting season of monthly Thursday evening films. This feast of movie excellence begins o...[full story]

Posted : 31/08/2012 09:47:57

Get closer to Nature at the Corinium Museum!

The Corinium Museum in Cirencester is hosting an exhibition by the Bath Artist Printmakers entitled ‘Nature in Print.’ Inspired by the natural world and natural forms, the exhibition – which runs unti...[full story]

Posted : 18/07/2012 13:34:27

Explore the delights of Medieval stained glass at the Corinium Museum

Want to know more about the art of medieval stained glass? The Corinium Museum welcomes Avis Lloyd, medieval specialist, at 7 pm on Thursday 28 June for the last evening lecture in the present series ...[full story]

Posted : 23/06/2012 00:06:02

Corinium Museum and Cirencester College Score 10!

Staff at Corinium Museum and students from Cirencester College have been praised to the skies for their recent contribution to the nationwide Museums at Night campaign. Things couldn’t have gone mu...[full story]

Posted : 18/05/2010 09:49:34

Corinium Museum Broadcasts To The Nation

BBC Radio 2's Jeremy Vine lunch time show will feature Cirencester''s Corinium Museum on Friday 14th May. The Corinium Museum will be centre stage on Friday 14th May when it will feature in the BBC...[full story]

Posted : 13/05/2010 11:29:33

Get To Grips With The Past at Corinium Museum

Adults can reminisce on times gone by with a handful of historical workshops and lectures being held at the Corinium Museum in May and June. As part of Adult Learners Week (May 15th-21st), the Cire...[full story]

Posted : 26/04/2010 16:00:46

Iron Age Mysteries to be Revealed...

Treasures and trinkets from the Iron Age are the subject of an intriguing talk at the Corinium Museum next Thursday (April 29th). The Birdlip Grave Group is one of the finest examples of Iron Age m...[full story]

Posted : 23/04/2010 17:00:05

Night At The Museum Comes to The Cotswolds!

Spend an evening out with a difference courtesy of Roman hosts at Cirencester's Corinium Museum. As part of the nationwide 'Museums at Night' promotion, the Corinium is opening its doors to visitor...[full story]

Posted : 07/04/2010 14:07:24

An Exciting Easter Beckons at the Corinium Museum

Come to the Corinium Museum over the Easter holidays for a cornucopia of hands-on historical fun. The museum – located on Park Street, Cirencester – has organised a wide range of educational events...[full story]

Posted : 15/03/2010 17:41:21

National Recognition for Corinium Museum

Cirencester’s award-winning Corinium Museum has notched up another success, winning a prestigious customer service award for the fifth year running. Cotswold District Council’s Corinium muse...[full story]

Posted : 12/03/2010 17:37:05

Art Honours Awarded to Youngsters

Twenty-two young people achieved a nationally-recognised Arts Award last month after taking part in a project jointly run by the Corinium Museum. The Bronze Level awards were achieved after the gro...[full story]

Posted : 11/03/2010 14:33:17

Double Dose of Arty Exhibits On Show This Spring

A talented group of textile artists will showcase their work as part of a month-long exhibition at the Corinium Museum this spring. The ‘Tangents go Travelling’ exhibition – which will visit the Ci...[full story]

Posted : 11/03/2010 13:31:26

Youngsters Flock to the Corinium Museum

Over 250 children across the Cotswold district enjoyed an abundance of creative activities at the Corinium Museum and local libraries du...[full story]

Posted : 23/02/2010 16:53:53

Corinium Museum Banishes The January Blues

Cirencester’s Corinium Museum has unveiled an exciting new lecture and exhibition programme to entice visitors in from the cold this January. The programme kicks off with two lectures from the eminent...[full story]

Posted : 09/01/2010 10:05:46

Christmas Treats At Corinium Museum and VIC

Come and celebrate the festive season at the Corinium Museum and Cirencester Visitor Information Centre. A range of fun-filled activities have been planned for the young and old alike at the Park S...[full story]

Posted : 28/11/2009 21:52:55

Textile Artists To Display Their Designs At Museum

Textile artists who call the Cotswolds their home have got together to create a colourful exhibition at the Corinium Museum. The artists have been inspired by artefacts contained within the museum’...[full story]

Posted : 07/09/2009 15:49:35

Corinium Museum Received High-Standards Award

Corinium Museum Received High-Standards Award The Corinium Museum in Cirencester has been officially Accredited by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA). The MLA’s Accreditation Scheme sets nationally agreed standards for museums i...[full story]

Posted : 17/08/2009 12:46:10


Have Fun With The Sun At Corinium Museum

Bring your little rays of sunshine to a fun afternoon event for children under five and their parents/carers at the Corinium Museum in Cirencester on Thursday July 9th. The ‘Sunshine’ event (1.30pm...[full story]

Posted : 01/07/2009 23:01:55

Museum Hosts Animal Safari For Children

Children will be taken on a special safari tour this week at the Corinium Museum as part of a national event to support children and their minders. The children and their carers will be donning saf...[full story]

Posted : 16/06/2009 21:25:22

Corinium Museum To Reach For The Stars

An insight into the sky and stars will be held at the Corinium Museum this month when Professor Clive Ruggles hosts a talk about Archaeoastronomy. The special lecture – part of the Museum’s Evenin...[full story]

Posted : 20/03/2009 00:26:31

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