Corinium Museum September 2019 Events

Photo of the Corinium Museum, Cirencester, Gloucestershire.

Victorian Home
Behind the Scenes with Caroline Morris
Wed 04 September, 11-12pm
Museum Resource Centre, Northleach

Come and explore the 19th century home through the museum’s reserve collections. After a tour of the Resource Centre, we will look at the Victorian home room by room using objects from our social history store. From table lamps to carpet sweepers, a butler’s tray to a baby’s bottle; the Victorian home was filled with things both recognisable and unusual.

Cost: £7.25 per adult, £6.25 members
Limited to 12 people. For more details & to book, please contact the museum.

Saxon Treasures
Afternoon Talk with James Harris
Thurs 12 September, 2-3.30pm

Incredible Saxon sites have been discovered throughout the Cotswolds in recent years, adding to our knowledge of this enigmatic period of time. James will present some of the best tools, jewels and treasures for you to see, hold and feel.

Cost: £7.25 per adult, £6.25 members
Booking recommended

Thelma & Louise
Corinium Cinema
Thurs 12 September, 7pm

In one of the greatest road movies of all time, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon ride to everlasting fame as two women who embark on a crime spree across the American southwest.

Cert: 15
Run time: 2 hr. 04 min.
Cost: £6.70 per adult, £5.70 concession

Heritage Open Day
Corinium Museum 
Sun 15 September, 2-5pm

As part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, the museum will be open for free. Try out our family fun trail, with a prize at the end.

Free entry
£1 per children’s trail

Gods, Priests and Worshippers in Roman Britain       
Evening Lecture with Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Thurs 26 September, 7-8.30pm

This talk explores the way in which Britannia adjusted to the new Roman religious cults and ritual practices brought in by the army and others from the Classical world, as Britain became a Roman province. Britons by no means accepted the Roman pantheon wholesale. The island had a vibrant spiritual arena of its own, led by the powerful guild of Druids. The results of cultural interaction between British and Roman religion were varied, and included antagonism, acceptance and mutual change. However, what emerged was a vibrant and varied Romano-British religion, neither British nor Roman but each enriched by the other. Such blending even extended to early Christianity. Despite its monotheism, deeply opposed to pagan deities, archaeological evidence suggests a measure of Christian tolerance.

Miranda Aldhouse-Green is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology at Cardiff University. Her main research interests are in the religious beliefs and practices of Iron Age and Roman Britain and Europe, and she has published widely in this area. Her latest book, Sacred Britannia has been shortlisted for the Current Archaeology Book of the Year Award, and is currently being considered for the Wolfson History Prize.

Cost: £7.25 per adult, £6.25 members
Booking Recommended

Beeswax Wraps
Adult Event with Rebecca Shellenberger
Thurs 26 September, 7-9pm

An evening creating in a calm environment with refreshments and social chat.

We all know it – plastic is bad for the environment.  Come along and craft these eco-friendly and entirely practical cling film alternatives for sandwiches cakes and other edibles. Bring a bottle or flask of coffee to toast Mother Earth!

Cost: £10 per adult, £8 members
Booking recommended

Rural Cinema
Sat 28 & Sun 29 September, 2.15pm
The Corinium Museum takes part in the Rural Cinema Scheme. Films are released approximately 4-6 weeks in advance. For film titles contact the Corinium Museum or visit our website.

Cost: £5.80 per adult, £4.95 concession

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