Come to the Corinium Museum in April and take part in a whole host of Easter activities.

The Cotswold District Council venue – in Park Street, Cirencester – will hold a ‘Fossils’ event on Monday April 6th, where visitors can explore how fossils are created and make their own clay version to take home. This event, from 2pm-3pm, costs £4, or £2 for annual season ticket holders / Friends of the Corinium Museum and booking is essential.

Following on from this is the ‘People from the Past’ event, which takes place on Wednesday April 8th (2pm-4pm). Visitors can drop in to this family event and join in with colouring and cutting out a paper doll/figure showing people from the past. And boys are also catered for during this activity, as there is a cavalier soldier and an Iron Age man for them to create.

This event is suitable for five year olds and upwards, and the price is included in the Museum’s admission charges or £1 for the activity only. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

The next event taking place is ‘Tudor Posy Mats’ on Wednesday April 15th, a family drop-in activity suitable for five years olds and over, where you can design and colour your own ‘posy mat’, a decorative plate with a joke on the back used at Tudor banquets. The event is from 2pm-4pm and the price is included in Museum admission or £1 for the activity only. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Taking place on Thursday April 16th is the ‘Cracking the Code’ activity (10.30am-12pm). This event, aimed at ages 7-12, aims to test your wits against some of the trickiest codes in history. Booking is essential for this event and costs £4, or £2 for annual season ticket holders / Friends of the Corinium Museum.

Finally, an event on Friday April 17th allows the youngsters to enjoy the art of ‘Gladiators’ (10.30am-12pm). Here, you will be able to discover the different types of Roman gladiator and use your imagination to create a gory story about these fascinating people from the past.

Booking is essential for this event and costs £4 or £2 for annual season ticket holders / Friends of the Corinium Museum.

The Corinium Museum is also holding Outreach sessions across the Cotswold District with three events in early April focusing on ‘Ammonites and Belemnites’. Investigate these fossilised creatures from the Museum’s collections before having the chance to decorate a plaster ammonite.

These sessions are being held at:

  • Chipping Campden Library, Monday April 6th, 10.30am-11.30am (01386) 840692
  • Lechlade Library, Monday April 6th, 2.30pm-3.30pm (01367) 252631
  • Tetbury Library, Tuesday April 7th, 10.30am-11.30am (01666) 502258

To book a place on any of these events, please contact the libraries directly.

For further information about any of the museum events above, please contact the Cirencester venue on 01285 655611 or email [email protected]

Source: Cotswold District Council