Mercia – Museums & Education

CORINIUM MUSEUM

Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7-2BX.

Tel : (+44) 01285 655611

http://www.coriniummuseum.org

HISTORY

The museum is the renowned home of the largest known collections of Romano-British antiquities sourced from Corinium (now known as Cirencester), which was actually the second largest city in Roman Britain! Their fascinating and visual enjoyable Roman collection is spread over two floors and includes tombstones, mosaics, sculptures and daily life artifacts, plus authentic room and shop reconstructions.

There also a dramatic gallery where you can come face to face with the Anglo-Saxons via a forensically reconstructed man and child from the period, and you can also discover their own buried treasure, which includes rare gold pendants! The centre piece is the dignified and non spooky reconstructed grave of a 6th century Anglo-Saxon princess, who has been nicknamed “Mrs Getty” because of the 500+ treasures interred along with her.

So experience the elegance of Victorian Cirencester, be amzed by Medieval sculpture, admire the work of pre-history metals miths and much more at this brilliant museum, that is full of great audivisual screens, plus animated and practical games, that will bring history of life for the whole family.

ADMISSION 2017 PRICES

Adult £5.40p
Over 60s £4-60p
Child £2-60p
Student 16 & over £3-50p
Family 2 adults up to 5 children 10% discount on admission charges.

OPENING TIMES                                                                                                                                                                                    April  –  October                                                                                                                                                                             Monday – Saturday 10.00 – 17.00hrs
Sunday – 14.00 – 17.00hrs                                                                                                                                                        November  –  March                                                                                                                                                                     Monday – Saturday  10.00 – 16.00hrs                                                                                                                                        Sunday     14.00 – 16.00hrs
Closed between 24th – 26th December too 1st January.

PLACES TO EAT

There are plenty of places to eat in Cirencester.

TRANSPORT

BUS

Stagecoach bus service 51 Cheltenham too Swindon & return.
Hour service Mon – Sat Prom stop 4. bus station bay 16.

2 hour service Sun Cheltenham too Cirencester & return.

TRAIN

The nearest railway station is Kemble which is approximately 5 miles/8kms away on the Great Western line from Paddington, London, the lines goes through Swindon to Gloucester, will need to get a taxi to Cirencester. cost about £11-00 2015 prices.

CAR

There are plenty of car-parks within the town, in most cases parking charges apply from 08.00 – 18.00hrs, Mon – Sat including Bank Holidays.