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Corinium Museum, Cirencester
(4.6/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
Find out about the era of Roman rule by visiting their second-largest administrative center, Cirencester--then called Corinium--at Corinium Museum. The exhibition displays artifacts from the ancient Roman settlement, and offers you the chance to participate in activities suitable for all ages, ranging from quizzes to dress-ups. Make sure you take a good look at the mosaic floors; they reflect the status of Roman nobles of the era. The program of events changes over time, ensuring fresh details and new information, so check the website in advance to see what's on display during your visit. To visit Corinium Museum on your holiday in Cirencester, and find out what else Cirencester has to offer, use our Cirencester itinerary planner.
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  • I'm not really into things as far back as the Romans, but we spent a fascinating couple of hours here and can thoroughly recommend it. There's enough detail in the descriptions of exhibits to inform, ...  more »
  • Museum was recommend to us so off we went for a bit of a cultural input. Just over £5 each to enter but well worth the money. We were taken in great detail on a journey through the ages and times asso...  more »
  • This is an excellent museum which shows Roman Cirencester's history. Do not waste your time wandering round Cirencester looking for Roman remains they are all underground. The Museum have an excellent...  more »
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  • This is a super museum, with the main focus on the Roman history of Cirencester, but covering other time periods as well. The highlights have to be the Roman mosaics carefully removed from the original locations, but it has a wide range of carefully chosen artefacts - but not so many as to be overwhelming. It's very child-friendly with lots of activities to engage younger visitors. I particularly liked the 'bite-size' summaries of information panels for those with shorter reading attention spans. Also many interactive screens. There also are some other really thoughtful touches to this museum - unexpectedly, the placing of furniture in a 'room' with one of the mosaics really brought to life the fact that this was a prized flooring in someone's home, once upon a time. I've been to the Corinium Museum multiple times already, and I'm sure I'll be back.
  • Terrific museum . Exhibits of Roman mosaics and artefacts displayed in first class cases. Lots to do for all the family . Child friendly .
  • Amazing history well displayed and suitable for all ages. Excellent family activity .
  • A gem well worth visiting, not just once and not just for Roman artefacts and info. Some superb Anglo Saxon items as well.
  • A good local museum tracing back to the Romans times of Cirencester, also houses a cinema. A good couple of hours can be spent here.