Corinium Museum
Corinium Museum
4.5
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
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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Mike W
Weymouth, UK325 contributions
Sep 2023 • Friends
Fascinating museum. The exhibits are laid out in chronological order from the Stone Age through to the modern age. The Roman Period has the most exhibits but this is only to be expected seeing the Cirencester (Corinium) was the capital of Britannia during one period of the Raman occupation and was there was also a legionary fortress there.
Written 25 November 2023
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Andy F
Sunnyvale, CA83 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
If you're in the Cotswolds and looking for a great Roman museum, this is the place. The two-story museum is very handicap-accessible, well-lit and roomy. They have some great exhibits and a fantastic floor mosaic. We were so interested in one of the volunteers' talks about the mosaics, my wife and I hung around with him for almost half an hour (we weren't being greedy with his time, but nobody else in the museum seemed to be as interested as the two of us). My only recommendation is if someone in your party is handicapped, drive around the block a few times until one of the drop-off spots in front of the door opens up. Don't try to walk all the way from the main car park (in the drizzle) with a walker.
Written 13 November 2023
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ShaunH290
London, UK2,294 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. They have certainly given the second largest Roman city a very good presentation - well worth the money for the Roman remains alone - especially the mosaics! The prehistoric period (usually a bit boring) is also well done.
A modern museum with lots of exhibits presented very well. Great for children looking for Romans in particular!
Written 8 November 2023
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Barneyq101
Reading, UK745 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
A very enjoyable museum visit in date order. In particular we liked the Roman era.
The mosaics were very good.
We did this after we had a guided walking tour of cirencester.
Great afternoon.
Written 6 October 2023
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Hi Barney, thank you for visiting and sharing this fantastic review. We hope you will come back and see us again soon.
Written 26 October 2023
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Mike Hughes
Mynydd Isa, UK176 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Great museum with great exhibits. Great value for money and well worth visiting. Attraction is suitable for all ages.
Written 11 September 2023
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Hi Mike, thank you so much for visiting and sharing this fantastic review.
Written 25 September 2023
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IanG001
Norwich, UK164 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
The museum is very effective at telling the story of Cirencester and presents small and large exhibits in an interesting way. Very impressed with the Roman era exhibits, the others are good as well! There are good write ups about everything and technology is used well to provide more details.
Written 14 August 2023
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Dear Ian, thank you for taking the time to share this brilliant review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and hope you will be back to visit again.
Written 25 September 2023
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BecciY
Gloucestershire, UK1,416 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Well presented and centrally located. Nicely laid out and interesting for all. There was quite a lot to engage children and currently a trail (find 10 dogs). Staff were all friendly. Gift shop, cafe and toilets on site. We arrived at 3pm on a rainy school holiday day and it was quiet.
Written 3 August 2023
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Hi Becci, thank you for visiting and writing this fab review. As you recommend we always suggest visiting after 2pm if you prefer a quieter visit. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon.
Written 25 September 2023
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Geoff H
Sissinghurst, UK12,604 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
An excellent museum. We expected it to be only about Roman Cirencester but it isn't. It is so much more. The exhibits are well presented and the information provided is enlightening. You can easily spend a day here and not notice the time go by. Would certainly recommend that anyone visiting Cirencester should include the Corinium Museum on their "to do" list
Written 2 August 2023
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Hello, thank you so much for sharing this amazing review. As you mention our tickets are valid all day so you can pop out for lunch and then come back in to enjoy the galleries for as long as you like. We hope you will come back and visit us again soon.
Written 25 September 2023
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Bridget
Minnesota3 contributions
Jun 2023 • Family
Really cool ancient Roman artifacts in a well done museum. There was a great kids' guide. Our 8 and 10 year old kids loved it, too.
Written 24 July 2023
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Hello, it's lovely to hear you enjoyed the museum and the Children's Explorers Handbook. We also have lots of activities and events planned for the school holidays, please take a look at our website to find out more.
Written 25 September 2023
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William M
Glasgow, UK25 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Visited cirencester for a few hours and my first stop was this museum.

The history and information in this museum is amazing!

History from all different time periods.

This is a must see for anyone with an interest in history or the town's heritage.
Written 22 July 2023
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Hi William, thank you for this lovely review. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit.
Written 25 September 2023
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