A MUSEUM in Cirencester will be displaying something a little different next month.

The Corinium Museum will be displaying the best entries to the Corinium Poetry Competition from Friday, April 17, to Friday, May 22

The collection on view comprises the winners of three age categories plus shortlisted adult entries and children’s poems.

The competition was judged by teacher and poet Hilda Sheehan who works as an education officer at the Richard Jeffries Museum in Swindon

The prize for the adult category went to Emma Halliday for her poem ‘Orion and Lepus’, which was inspired by the Corinium’s famous Roman Hare mosaic.

She said: “I’m thrilled to have been selected as the winner of the adult category. The Corinium Museum exhibits offer a great source of inspiration for writing, and this will give me the confidence to write more poetry in the future.”

The 12 to 15 year old prize went to Annabelle Fuller for ‘Horae’, while Sophie Martin won the under 12s category for her poem ‘The Poppy.’

Each receive a season pass to the museum.

James Harris, collections officer at the museum, organised the competition.

“We are really pleased with the public response and consistent high quality of entries. This has been an exciting way for museum visitors to reinterpret the collection in greatly differing and creative ways," he said.

“Entries came in from all over the UK making this one of the only national poetry competitions hosted by a museum.”