Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum


23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018

Q: When will the exhibition be on? 
A:  23 June 2017 to 28 January 2018

Q: What is the exhibition about? 
A:  Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum.

The exhibition features more than 110 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

View archaeological treasures, including actual pieces of the Colosseum, elaborately decorated bronze gladiator helmets and original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii.

Learn the story of these armed athletes who fought to entertain and inspire the people of Ancient Rome.

Q: What is the structure of the exhibition? 
A: Gladiators is a timed ticketed experience. The exhibition is open daily from 9.40am to 5pm. Entry times commence at 9.40am daily, then at 20 minute intervals through to the last entry at 4pm. 

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled ticket entry time.  For example if your ticket time is 10am please arrive at the museum no later than 9.50am. 

Visitor Information
• All tickets purchased are for single entry
• Children under 3 are free
• Large bags, food & drink cannot be taken into the exhibition

Q: Will the exhibition be travelling to any other cities in Australia? 
A: No. This is an Australian exclusive that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum.

Q: What additional programming will support the exhibition? 
A: The will be a number of special Gladiator: After Dark events on the following Friday nights:

Select the date you are interested in and follow the link to purchase tickets.

With a vino in hand, enjoy expert talks, live music, visual delights and explore the life of the gladiator.

Q:  How much does it cost to attend the Gladiators: After Dark series cost?

A:  Adult (18+ only) $24 - ID may be requested on entry

Q: What type of souvenirs can I purchase? 
A: Queensland Museum Shop has a range of items to purchase from jewellery, catalogues and books, to kids games and costumes.