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Corinium Museum

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Address: Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX, England
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+44 1285 655611
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14:00 - 16:00
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Sun 14:00 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester the 'Capital of...

The Corinium Museum is located at the heart of Cirencester the 'Capital of the Cotswolds'. Its principal collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. However the museum today is much more than that, taking the visitor on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day. The light and modern galleries offer the visitor an exceptional interactive experience. The museum is renowned for its learning provision, with an education centre and temporary exhibition space that ensure a vibrant, changing programme of events and activities for everyone to enjoy.

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A great family place to visit

This is definitely somewhere to visit. A great place to see and explore local history and also, fun for the children too (although like lots of places, a little expensive these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely somewhere to visit. A great place to see and explore local history and also, fun for the children too (although like lots of places, a little expensive these days).

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

this is the place to go if you want to know more about the history of Cirencester, they have some hands on activities for kids- which is as interesting as for adults. worth a visit.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Housed in an elegant Georgian house the story of this beautiful town is well presented and accessible. The emphasis on the Roman remains is well judged. They include a wonderful collection of mosaics, of more than national interest. Children friendly but not adult averse.

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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Their website shows interesting activities for children at half term- if it does mention that activities must be booked then that advice is well hidden and leads to serious disappointment as it is not evident and not relayed when phoning for advice.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we visited cirencester after our two night stay in bourton on the water.we arrived at the museum at around 1pm,only to find that on sunday it dosnt open till 2pm,so we had lunch in the cafe next door and then arrived as it opened.very interesting museum charting the history of cirencester from prehistoric time through to the roman period.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

At the museum, the employee who was supposed to give us an introduction to the collection started by telling us it was her first day, and she was incredibly nervous about public speaking. At that point, she started reading her remarks, which was not a good beginning. The museum had lots of interesting Roman and later artifacts, but the organization... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun things to do and great interactive screens and games. Good journey through the ages from prehistory times to present day.

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Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

About £5 entry fee for normal people (£4 or so for us oldies) brings you a story of the history or Cirencester from prehistoric times to the 19th Century. We've seen many little dusty museums like this in little towns over the years that attempt to do the same thing but this one is an order of magnitude better. A... More 

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Corby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Roman history and its 'slot' in the history of Britain then you'll take no harm in giving this a visit. The best mosaic displays I've seen in a long time and put into context plus the ability to view from all angles. The artifacts are lovely with some unusual exhibits plus it's light and roomy. It's family... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is spacious and following the pedestrian route takes you through different eras including the roman mosaics (fantastic!) and the wool-merchants. There are interactive screens for children. We had particular interest in the wool traders history as we believe that my 12th great grandfather was Coxwell whose portrait was painted when he was 96 and hangs in this section... More 

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