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Corinium Museum

Address : Park Street
Town/City : Cirencester
County : Gloucestershire
Country : England
Post code : GL7 2BX
Phone : 01285 655 611
Web Site :  www.coriniummuseum.cotswold.gov.uk

The award winning Corinium Museum is the must-see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds.

cotsw-corinium2You can leave the 21st century behind you and discover the treasures of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this multi award winning Museum.

The museum is home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain's second largest city. You can admire the work of Prehistoric metal smiths, experience life as a Roman and take a peek through the window of a Roman town house and marvel at the many stunning mosaics.

You will also come face to face with the Anglo Saxons of Lechlade and see them reunited with their astonishing buried treasures. And you will be amazed by the Medieval sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and experience the elegance of Georgian Cirencester.

The museum is an inspiring and interactive experience for all the family. It features fun computer interactives and hands on activities that bring history to life. The museum caters for visitors of all ages and along side the permanent trails and activities, in the holidays there are special drop in activities and trails with prizes for the young.

The museum also has a fantastic events and exhibitons programme and the temporary exhibition space can be enjoyed as part of your visit or viewed for free seperately

The museum coordinates a vibrant evening lecture programme delivered by guest speakers who are leaders in their field of study. Day Schools offer an in-depth look at a special subject area. Alternatively there are afternoon talks by popular local speakers and short lunchtime treasure talks offering an opportunity to look at objects from the Museum's reserve collections. From art and architecture, to archaeology and local history, there's something for everybody to enjoy. For more details please look at their website or pick up their exhibition and events leaflet.

On site is also the excellent Cirencester Visitor Information Centre which has information on the area including local attractions, events and travel. It also has a fantastic range of gifts mainly focusing on the Romans and the Cotswolds. There is also a lovely café next door called Jacks which serves morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea.

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