Following Government instruction, the Corinium Museum is now closed until further notice。 We apologise for any inconvenience this will cause to our visitors。 Please keep checking this page for information on the reopening of the Museum。

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Project Update

A look behind the scenes at the conservation of an Iron Age dog skeleton and the Hazleton long barrow ready for display in our new Stone Age to Corinium galleries.

Rural Life in the Cotswolds

Our recent Behind the Scenes tour focused upon the rural life collection and more specifically on the crafts associated with straw. This gave me the excuse to go through the collection and pick out some things with some fabulous names.

Remembrance of things past – Treasures from the Corinium Museum Archive

Robert Heaven is a born and bred Cirencester man with an interest in 19th and 20th Century Social History。 Educated first at Cirencester School and later at Sussex University and Birkbeck London, he specialises in Popular Culture as depicted in the press and other media。 He writes the “Nostalgia” page for the Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard each week and is the convenor of the OldCiren group on Social Media。

Mother Goddesses

Miles Clifford is an undergraduate student at the University of Southampton studying Archaeology, and has been visiting the Corinium Museum collection as a researcher for his dissertation evaluating the political power and influence of local cults.

Roman British Decapitation Burials

Shaheen Christie is studying for a PhD at the University of Wisconsin focussing on Roman British decapitation burials. She visited the museum to study the remains of Roman decapitations from Cirencester and the Cotswolds. In this blog entry Shaheen discusses her research.

Bird Watching in the Museum

From prehistoric owl brooches to 1940s bird hats the Museum's collections are full of our feathered friends. Through this series of blogs we will explore the different depictions of birds in the museum. Why they were so important in history and what they can tell us about life in the past.

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