Corinium Museum

“A high-quality visitor attraction – great for kids” - VisitEngland Assessor

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Cirencester, Gloucestershire

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Discover the archaeology of the Cotswolds as you explore its history at this award-winning museum, home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities extensively from Corinium, Roman Britain's second largest city. Highlights include the amazing work of prehistoric metal smiths alongside the marvellous Roman mosaics and artefacts. You will also come face to face with the Anglo Saxons and their buried treasures and admire Medieval sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and the elegance of Victorian Cirencester. An inspiring and interactive experience for everyone.

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Corinium Museum
Park Street,CIRENCESTER,Gloucestershire,GL7 2BX
Phone : 01285 655611
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About the area

Discover Gloucestershire

Gloucestershire is home to a variety of landscapes. The Cotswolds, a region of gentle hills, valleys and gem-like villages, roll through the county. To their west is the Severn Plain, watered by Britain’s longest river, and characterised by orchards and farms marked out by hedgerows that blaze with mayflower in the spring, and beyond the Severn are the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley.

Throughout the county you are never far away from the past. Neolithic burial chambers are widespread, and so too are the remains of Roman villas, many of which retain the fine mosaic work produced by Cirencester workshops. There are several examples of Saxon building, while in the Stroud valleys abandoned mills and canals are the mark left by the Industrial Revolution. Gloucestershire has always been known for its abbeys, but most of them have disappeared or lie in ruins. However, few counties can equal the churches that remain here. These are many and diverse, from the ‘wool’ churches in Chipping Campden and Northleach, to the cathedral at Gloucester, the abbey church at Tewkesbury or remote St Mary’s, standing alone near Dymock.

 

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