Reel Life in the Ancient World

This exciting exhibition revisits one of the most popular periods of history, Ancient Rome, for an entirely new take on one of the world's great civilisations. The Roman era has inspired storytellers from William Shakespeare to Stanley Kubrick. This exhibition brings together an outstanding collection of original cinema and television props, costumes and armour, from films such as Gladiator, King Arthur, Centurion, The Eagle and Spartacus. It inteprets them in the context of the history and archaeology that have inspired the films makers, presenting historical figures in a way that will connect with modern audiences and fans of historical cinema.

Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.