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“Outstanding Museum covering all Roman activities” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Corinium Museum

Corinium Museum
Park Street, Cirencester, England
01285 655611
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Cirencester
Type: Museums
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Dorset
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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“Outstanding Museum covering all Roman activities”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Very impressed with this museum, I had not realised that Cirencester was the second largest Roman city after London, responsible for the English South West. Very detailed presentation of all Roman history and society. About 12 lovely mosaics. Also good displays of all the history of the area from stone age to Victorian. Layout and displays were very well designed and modern.

Visited November 2013
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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“Excellent Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We went here today with my sister and her husband. What an excellent place to spend a few hours learning some local history. There were lots of young schoolchildren there, which was great to see (if a little noisy).
There is so much to see and learn, so this could well be somewhere that we will have to revisit.

Visited November 2013
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Very Interesting museum, staff are knowledgeable and friendly.well worth a visit.. it is not too expensive and therefore good value for money.

Visited October 2013
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Fabulous Murals and fascinating layout of 2000 years of human activity.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Corinium Museum in Cirencester is a jewel in its presentation of the history of the area. The building is light and airy, artefacts are grouped in easily manageble 'bitesized' areas - though you need a lot more than an hour to cover it all in detail. Lots of interactive 'stations' for young and older interests and a lift to take older 'joints' to the upper floor. Will revive (or create) an interest in the Roman 'occupation' of Britain and proved a welcome addition to a visit to Chedworth Roman Villa and mosaics.

Visited October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Interesting, well laid out museum - needs a bigger cafe area!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Museum that is well worth a visit from anyone with any interest in history, especially of the Romans. A lot of excellent exhibits, with informative descriptions and a good array of computerised things for kids (and the not so young!). Recommend a time when it is not too busy, though, as too many children would be noisy and too many people generally would clog up the sight of the notices.
It was so good we decided to have lunch in the on-site cafe and then finish the exhibits, but there was nowhere to sit. Finished our tour instead and, now famished, tried again (now 2pm): still no seats! Find some more space, guys!

Visited October 2013
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