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Take a look at this vibrant programme of afternoon talks and evening lectures.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Rural Crafts of the Cotswolds From tools once used by thatchers and hurdle makers, to photographs of hedge layers and Blacksmiths, our reserve collections reveal the craft & skills once common sights in the...

From tools once used by thatchers and hurdle makers, to photographs of hedge layers and Blacksmiths, our reserve collections reveal the craft & skills once common sights in the Cotswolds. After a tour of the Resource Centre, we will take a closer look at objects and photographs from the collection that evoke the rural crafts of the past.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Clash of Empires: Rome vs. Macedon Everyone knows of Julius Caesar, the emperors, the gladiators and the legions but few are aware of the pivotal clash between Rome and Greece in the late third century BC, a war...

Everyone knows of Julius Caesar, the emperors, the gladiators and the legions but few are aware of the pivotal clash between Rome and Greece in the late third century BC, a war that lasted just three years. Kane will shine a spotlight on the little-known events of 200-197 BC. Ben Kane’s passion for history has taken him to more than 60 countries. He has walked hundreds of miles in Roman military gear and learned much about Roman life along the way.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Anglo-Saxons James discusses the most richly furnished Anglo-Saxon grave ever found in Gloucestershire along with other Saxon highlights from the store. This talk will include the actual human...

James discusses the most richly furnished Anglo-Saxon grave ever found in Gloucestershire along with other Saxon highlights from the store. This talk will include the actual human remains from grave 18 of Butler’s Field Anglo-Saxon cemetery.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Introduction to Prehistoric Rock Art Would it surprise you to hear there is rock art in the Costwolds? Not elaborate cave paintings but stones carved with symbols dating back to the Neolithic period. Emma will present...

Would it surprise you to hear there is rock art in the Costwolds? Not elaborate cave paintings but stones carved with symbols dating back to the Neolithic period. Emma will present rock art found across the British Isles, exploring its meaning and purpose, and finish with a look at some rare local discoveries.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Battle of Britain 80th Anniversary 2020 commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Join John Smith in his lecture recalling the courage, backgrounds and bravery of the pilots who took on the mighty...

2020 commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. Join John Smith in his lecture recalling the courage, backgrounds and bravery of the pilots who took on the mighty Luftwaffe in their Spitfires and Hurricanes. John will outline the battle where the 'few', against all odds, changed the course of the Second World War. John Smith is a re-enactor and historian with a special interest in military history.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Romans Behind the Scenes Discover the Roman secrets of the Corinium Museum reserve store in this special behind the scenes event featuring architectural stonework, pottery, and animal and human remains...

Discover the Roman secrets of the Corinium Museum reserve store in this special behind the scenes event featuring architectural stonework, pottery, and animal and human remains from the Roman town of Corinium

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Cotswold Peculiars With two days to go before the first day of spring, come and explore the more curious aspects of the Cotswolds in the museum’s collections. Cheese-rolling and sack races,...

With two days to go before the first day of spring, come and explore the more curious aspects of the Cotswolds in the museum’s collections. Cheese-rolling and sack races, folk dancers and fiddlers, lucky things and seasonal customs, in this talk we’ll poke about in the more unusual corners of the Corinium Museum’s reserve collection. There’s more to the folk life of the Cotswolds than you might think.

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Prices Between £6.25 to £7.25 Tudor Homes and Gardens Tudor houses, surrounded by their gardens have always been looked on as picturesque but how were they built and how were they used and decorated? We look at records in the way of...

Tudor houses, surrounded by their gardens have always been looked on as picturesque but how were they built and how were they used and decorated? We look at records in the way of inventories and wills which give us insight into the Tudor home and discover what was common place in the Tudor garden and why. Cherry Hubbard is an engaging museum professional, interpreting social and domestic history with much experience in public. Her specialist areas are the Tudor and Roman periods.

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Take a look at this vibrant programme of afternoon talks and evening lectures.

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