Corinium Museum

Visit the Corinium Museum and step back in time. Learn what the Romans did for us, and how life wouldn’t be the same without them!

Take a peek through a Roman town house, and enjoy the sights and smells of our Roman garden. Marvel at the stunning mosaics, and experience what it was like to be a Roman soldier.

“The Corinium Museum illustrates better than anywhere else what it must have been like to live in a prosperous Roman town.” Neil Holbrook, Time Team.

The Corinium Museum has one of the finest and most extensive Roman collections in the country. Corinium, Roman Cirencester, was the second largest Roman town outside London and the major Roman administration centre for south-western Britain.


Exhibitions and events

Dress and Identity in the Roman Empire

Event on 23.01.2019 14:00

Afternoon Talk with Dr Valija Evalds Wednesday 23 January, 2-3.30pm The third in a series of 3 talks exploring Roman art and architecture. This illustrated lecture will explore the clothing of the...

Rural Cinema Mamma Mia 2

Event on 26.01.2019 14:15

Saturday 26 & Sunday 27 January, 2.15pm Ten years after 'Mamma Mia!' grossed more than 600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new...

Spotlight on the Orpheus Mosaic

Event on 30.01.2019 14:30

Gallery Talk with Emma Stuart Wednesday 30 January, 2.30-3pm The Orpheus Mosaic represents one of Britain’s finest examples from Roman Britain. Join Emma to hear about the design, unusual...

La traviata

Event on 30.01.2019 18:45

Royal Opera House LIVE Opera Corinium Cinema Wednesday 30 January, 6.45pm From the thrill of unexpected romance to a heartbreaking reconciliation that comes too late – Verdi’s La traviata is one of...

From Saints Bones to Charles Dickens’ Monkey

Event on 31.01.2019 19:00

Evening Lecture with Dr Caroline Morris Thursday 31 January, 7-8.30pm Henry VIII’s glove, Jane Austen’s Table, Sir Edward Elgar’s glasses – biographically significant objects like these have been...

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