Theres no need to be bored this Christmas when there is so much going on locally! One of the great places for fun things to do is Cirencesters own Corinium Museum. Below is a list of everything you will find happening there...
Cotswold Craftsmen - Christmas Exhibition
Friday 15th November – Sunday 5th January 2014
Explore the wonders of local art and craft in this stunning Christmas exhibition by the Cotswold Craftsmen. The Cotswold craftsmen are a well established group started in the late 1960’s, whose membership is drawn from all around the Cotswolds. The group includes a rich cross section of craftsmen, designers and artists who value the traditions and skills of the past and wish to embrace contemporary techniques and ideas.
The aim of the Cotswold Craftsmen is to encourage the making of individual items to a professional standard of design and finish. They value the unique qualities that handmade individually crafted objects possess and recognise the lasting pleasure they bring. This selling exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to pick up a unique gift for family and friends at this seasonal time of year.
Entry to our temporary exhibition space is free
Cards Good Causes Pop On Shop
Wednesday 16th October – Monday 23rd December
An impressive range of cards will be on sale n the museum shop to support more than 25 charities including Cancer ResearchUK, We Are Macmillan, Alzheimer’s Society, Mind, Stroke Association, DiabetesUKand the NSPCC. This Christmas, why not buy your cards at theCoriniumMuseumand help support a wide range of deserving charities.
Entry to the shop is always free
Medieval Christmas Happenings
An afternoon talk with Tim Porter
Thursday 5th December, 2 – 4pm
Just because life was hard in the Middle Ages didn’t mean it ground to a halt in the winter. Some of the most important events of the period happened during the festive season – the murder of Becket, the plot to restore Richard II, the coronation of William the Conqueror. This talk by Tim Porter will split equally between some shocking events and the nice ones that took place at Christmas time. Tim will highlight the fact that kings came toGloucesterto celebrate Christmas and the Holy Thorn blossomed atGlastonbury, that’s besides the string of Saint’s days that led to great rejoicing at winter time.
Cost: £6 adult or £5.50 for season ticket holders. Includes a hot drink and seasonal mince pie. Booking required.
CORINIUM CINEMA: Meet Me in St Louis
Thursday 12th December, 7pm
Cert: U. Run time: 1 hour 53 minutes
Judy Garland stars in Vincente Minnelli's classic musical following the middle-class Smith family in the lead up to the 1904 World's Fair hosted inSt Louis. Esther (Garland), the second eldest daughter of Alonzo (Leon Ames) and Anna Smith (Mary Astor), falls for her new next door neighbour, John Truitt (Tom Drake), and initially has difficulty winning his affections. When their romance begins to blossom, however, Esther learns that Alonzo's employer is transferring him toNew Yorkwhere he plans to move the family. It soon becomes clear how much the move will affect his four daughters and son, Lon Jr. (Hank Daniels), and, what's more, it means they will miss the World's Fair. The film includes the songs 'Meet Me inSt. Louis', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas' and 'The Trolley Song'.
Cost: £5.50 adults or £4.50 concessions. Alternatively, join our Film Club and book all 6 films for the price of 4. Advanced booking is recommended.
Stretchy Rudolf Family Drop In
Monday 23rd December 10.30-11.30am
Join the Corinium team to make your own Donna, Blitzen or even Rudolf to take home to decorate your house with for Christmas
Cost: £1 per child or free for season ticket holders. Just drop-in.
NEW! Family Film Friday
UP Cert: U, Run time: 1 hour 29 minutes
Friday 27th December, 11am
New to the museum events programme is Family Film Friday. Each school holiday we will be selecting a film for families to enjoy.
Carl Fredricksen spent his entire life dreaming of exploring the globe and experiencing life to its fullest. But at age 78, life seems to have passed him by, until a twist of fate (and a persistent 8-year old Junior Wilderness Explorer named Russell) gives him a new lease on life. Up takes audiences on a thrilling journey where the unlikely pair encounters wild terrain, unexpected villains and jungle creatures. When seeking adventure – look Up.
Cost: £4.65 adult and £2.50 children. Advanced booking is recommended.
CoriniumMuseum,Park Street, Cirencester,Gloucestershire,GL7 2BX
Tel: 01285 655611 Email: CoriniumMuseum@slm-ltd.co.uk