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Corinium Museum

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Address: Park Street, Cirencester GL7 2BX, England
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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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We visited the Corinium Museum many years ago when the children were young and all enjoyed the experience. Recently myself and my husband were in Cirencester with an afternoon to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the Corinium Museum many years ago when the children were young and all enjoyed the experience. Recently myself and my husband were in Cirencester with an afternoon to spare so we went to the museum once again. Since our first visit the museum has been extended and rearranged and now provides an even better space for all the... More 

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Uzerche, France
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really well laid out and next door to yummy coffee and cake shop in Black Jack Street. Enjoyed all the exhibits and amazing old history of the area from Roman era.

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Thank Sarah O
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very fresh, modern looking museum ( interior) and lovely old building ( exterior). It is very well organised and progresses through eras in an orderly way. Exhibits are thoughtfully and well arranged with good amounts of useful information accompanying them. There are several wonderful mosaics on display, understandably none complete, but sufficient information is provided to give... More 

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely museum centrally located in Cirencester Corinium in Roman times. Lots of Roman items. Allow 2 hours. Good mosaics.

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Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review, we hope you will be back to visit us again soon. More 

Woburn Sands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'd love to know which museums the people who give this 2 & 3 star reviews prefer, I want to visit them!. I visit a lot of local museums & voluteer in my local museum, but this is easily the best local museum I've ever been to. The story of Roman Cirencester is the story of most Roman towns, I... More 

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Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Dear Andrew, thank you for your lovely comments we are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and hope you will come back and see us again soon. More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful active museum. Lots of detail for adults and interaction for the younger ones. A great way to introduce the life and times to children with so much to take on board. Some american visitros spent most of a day of their holiday here, they were so taken with it. A great resource and one to use again and... More 

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Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review, as you mention our tickets are valid all day so you are welcome to pop out for lunch and come back in again later. It’s an excellent idea to combine a visit to the museum with a trip to the Amphitheatre which is a 10-15 minute walk away. We... More 

Kempsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Corinium museum is very impressive. It has lots to entertain every age group from kids through to the elderly. It is easy to spend a few hours there and is a great compliment to the other attractions in Cirencester.

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Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing this fantastic review, we hope you will come back and visit us again soon. More 

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having lived in this area for some time I had never been to the Corinium Museum so was pleasantly surprised. This is a very informative collection of Roman artifacts and tells in detail all the information one would want on the Roman settlements around Cirencester. I would recommend you allow two hours to really get the sense of this museum.

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Thank Kenneth M
Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Dear Kenneth, thank you for visiting Corinium Museum. As you mention there’s lots to see and do, we always recommend allowing at least 2 hours to get around although you could easily spend all day here. We also have a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events which you might be interested in, please take a look at our website to... More 

Borders, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My sister and I were on a long drive south from the Scottish Borders to Swindon for a much anticipated couple days away on our Stonehenge road trip. As we were getting closer to Swindon we were thinking about having another stop to stretch and saw the tourist signpost on the motorway for Cirencester. We had never heard of it... More 

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Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Dear Lizzy, thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review and for sharing your fantastic pictures. We are delighted you decided to visit Cirencester and the Corinium Museum. If you do plan to visit again we have a packed programme of exhibitions and events throughout the year (please take a look at our website for details). You... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Setting aside that Cirencester in itself is a lovely place to spend your time, with watering holes and shops to suit all pockets; it has, in its centre, a museum which from the outside offers no clue to the treasure within. Don’t wait for a rainy day, just go and see the collection of regional finds, one of the finest... More 

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Corinium M, Digital Engagement Officer at Corinium Museum, responded to this review

Dear Jan, thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review, it’s lovely to hear you enjoyed your visit. I love the clue about looking for the hoodies or ‘Mother Goddesses’ on the mezzanine! As you mention Cirencester is a great place to spend a day, we are also home to the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre,... More 

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