14. Corinium Museum, Cirencester
This award-winning museum not only enables visitors to explore the history and treasures of the Cotswolds but it is home to one of the largest collections of Romano-British antiquities from Corinium, Roman Britain's second largest city, now known as Cirencester.
An inspiring and interactive experience for everyone, the museum features the work of Prehistoric metal smiths, Roman mosaics, Anglo Saxons and their buried treasures, Medieval sculpture, Civil War coin hoards and the elegance of Victorian Cirencester. These collections are of the highest heritage merit and are significant both nationally and internationally.
Special events, exhibitions and workshops take place throughout the year and the museum is fully accessible with a gift shop, the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre and a cafe on site.
The Corinium Museum continues to accept an increasing number of archaeological archives from all sites within the Cotswold District.
A recent visitor to the museum described it as "a really well set up and displayed museum. It is very comprehensive and well explained."
Other visitors have commented on the very special Roman mosaics and the many 'hands-on' displays for children.
Park Street, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 2BX