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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas treats in store at Corinium Museum and Cirencester Information Centre

Come and celebrate the festive season with the Corinium Museum and the Cirencester Visitor Information Centre.

A range of fun-filled activities have been planned for the young and old alike at the Park Street museum, and tied in with the gifts and goodies on offer at the Information Centre, a treat is truly in store for locals and visitors.

In the run up to Christmas, the Corinium Museum will be hosting a Christmas Trail, costing £1.  From December 1st, you can follow the clues around the venue to find out some fascinating Christmas facts. When you have found then all, you can collect a present, and you will also be entered in a draw to win a museum season ticket.

On Monday December 19th and Tuesday December 20th (10.30 -11.30am), join the museum team to make some stained glass decorations to take home and hang in your tree or window.  Alternatively, feel free to drop in to the museum on Wednesday December 21st (10.30 -11.30am), to make your own stretchy reindeer to take home. Our drop-in activities are suitable for children over the age of 3 and cost £1 or are included in the cost of admission.

One way to keep the family amused between Christmas and New Year is to pop along to the Museum and be inspired by the Seasons mosaic to create you a design that could be the missing “winter”. This drop in activity will be on Thursday December 29th (10.30 - 11.30)

The museum will also be hosting an afternoon talk by local medieval expert Tim Porter. On Thursday December 8th he will be looking at the Nativity in Medieval English Art. Booking is essential for this special event which also includes a drink and a mince pie and will cost £6.

Alongside these events you will also find that our information centre based in the Corinium Museum will be selling the popular charity Christmas cards on behalf of “Cards for Good Causes”. They are currently on sale from now until December 22nd and are supporting more than 25 national and local charities, including the Action for Children, Macmillan Cancer Support and the RNLI. The shop will also be stocking an excellent range of Christmas gifts, and stocking fillers for all ages, including beautiful glass tree decorations by local artist Sue Taylor.

The museum and information centre will be open over the festive period from10am-4pm, Monday to Saturday and 2pm-4pm on Sunday, apart from December 23rd-26th inclusive and New Year’s Day.

Please see our website at www.coriniummuseum.cotswold.gov.uk for more details on how the Corinium Museum and Visitor Information Centre will be celebrating Christmas.

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