Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum After Dark | 3 November

When in Rome, do as the Romans do. With a wine in hand, enjoy expert talks, live music, demonstrations and access to the whole Museum. Togas optional.

See you at 5.30pm at the Museum main entry on Level 2 with your ticket ready.

Exhibitions
5.30–9pm Sciencentre and Perception Deception, Level 1
5.30–9pm Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, Level 2
5.30–9pm Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, Level 3
5.30–9pm Wild State, Level 4

Entertainment
5.30–9pm Roman Medical, Level 2
View the medical implements available within the Roman Empire and their usage in unison with foods and medicines of the time.

5.30–9pm Pasta Making, Level 2
Watch cooking teacher Giovanna skilfully create pasta from scratch.

6:30pm, 7:10pm & 8pm Gladiator Re-enactments, Level 2
Pax Imperial bring Ancient Rome to life with an active history lesson.

5.30–9pm DJ Bacon, Level 2 Our resident DJ will be spinning tunes throughout the night.

5.30–9pm The Gladiator and the Lion
Be entertained and amused by the latest roving creation of Caitlan Strongarm & Kristian Stanic.

Talks
Queensland Museum Theatre, Level 2

5.50pm, 6.50pm & 7.50pm, Animal Hunts and Acrobats in the Later Roman Arena with Amelia Brown
During the later Roman Empire gladiators performed with wild animals as often as with other men, putting on staged hunts with wild or trained animals, and performing in acrobatic and athletic spectacles in the arena. These shows attracted huge crowds, and made many of the performers famous. Patrons even competed to obtain the most exotic animals possible. This talk is illustrated with the ancient mosaics, paintings, ivories and arena buildings which help to reconstruct these shows.


6.20pm, 7.20pm & 8.20pm, Consulting the Bones with Damien Fegan and Linc Morse
Find out how geology, tooth enamel, an ancient Greek doctor and the toes of a surf life saver helped solve an ancient cold case.

Event information:

Food and drink available for purchase
18+ event, ID may be requested on entry
Tickets are valid for the event date only
Delays to exhibition entry may be experienced during peak visitation times
Photography is encouraged, share your night #qldmuseum #gladiators
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