A museum is giving people the chance to add their name to history.

The Corinium Museum is giving people a chance to support their new project to create interactive galleries and a “hands-on” discovery centre.

Currently, the museum is undergoing a makeover with new, soon to be revealed, Stone Age to Early Roman interactive galleries.

Considerable funds have already been raised through main sponsors Cotswold District Council, together with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, but more is needed to complete the work and so they are turning to the business community.

On May 22, in a unique initiative, Jacks Tea Rooms and Relish Catering are joining forces to host a special fundraising evening where businesses and supporters will have the opportunity to buy a Corinium creature.

Attendees will be given the unique opportunity to buy a creature and have their name, or that of a friend, partner or even their business, prominently displayed in the museum.

The creatures, inspired by iconic museum objects, are the work of the renowned designer, Clifford Richards, whose prior collaborations include promotions for The Victoria and Albert Museum.

The money from sponsorships will go fully towards the expansion plans.

Laura Stringer, manager of Jack’s Kitchen and Tearoom said: “Every day at least a dozen customers ask when will the new museum exhibits be open.

"I am just as eager to see the changes as everyone else and can’t wait for the opening.

"I have asked Corinium Museum Director Amanda Hart for a sneak preview, but it would appear that the exhibits are a better guarded secret than the finale of Game of Thrones.”