The award winning Corinium Museum is the must-see visitor attraction of the Cotswolds. Our collection consists of the highly significant finds from the Roman town of Corinium. However, the museum today is much more than that, taking the visitor on a journey through time and charting the development of the Cotswolds from its prehistoric landscape to the modern day.
The Museum is based on two floors with lift access. Volunteer gallery stewards are on hand to answer any questions and we encourage all visitors to touch exhibits, some of the interactives have Braille interpretation. The adjoining café and shop are situated on the ground floor with step free access.
Travel by public transport
Taxis and buses are availble from Kemble train station to Cirencester.
There is a clearly marked bay for Blue Badge parking at the museum. As you approach on Park Street on the one way system it is the first bay that you will come to in front of the museum, the other being a loading bay. The Blue Badge bay should fit up to two cars.
Path to main entrance
Getting around inside
Visual Impairment - General Information
Lift to Mezzanine Level
Lift to Activities Room
Ticket/ information desk
There are several bench seats in the reception area. The area is evenly and well lit with overhead lighting. There is a hearing loop system installed at the counter.
Toilets are located on the ground floor with level access from the reception area (opposite the temporary exhibition gallery). There are also two toilets by the Lifelong Learning Centre. Emergency pull cord and response provided. There is a basin with mixer lever tap and support rails.
Corinium Museum Shop
The Corinium Museum Shop and Cirencester Visitor Information Centre can be accessed directly from the reception area. The shop is level throughout and there is a low level desk and counter. Staff can offer assistance if required. All items are clearly priced and with low level displays.
Jacks Café is adjacent to the Museum and offers a wide range of drinks, hot meals and snacks. Please let the café know if you have any dietary requirements or allergies, telephone 01285 640 888.
The café is accessible via the Roman Military Gallery of the Museum and from outside via Black Jack Street.
Getting around outside
There is a small courtyard garden with a paved path which is level throughout. There are several bench seats overlooking the garden. There is a central raised bed with aromatic herbs and flowers.
Customer care support
The Corinium Museum is very hands on with tactile interactives some of which have braille, mosaics and sculpture on open display which visitors are welcome to touch and smell.
Interpretation boards are all in large text, and have pictorial representation where applicable. Large print and braille guides are available from reception.
There are interactive touch screen activities throughout the museum; all can be accessed from a sitting or standing position.
Emergency evacuation procedures
In the event of the fire alarm sounding a member of staff will assist you to a refuge point.
Customer care support