Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum features more than 110 original artefacts including pieces of the Colosseum, authentic elaborately decorated bronze gladiator helmets and original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii.
Gladiators is a timed ticketed experience where visitors will be able to immerse themselves in the everyday lives of Ancient Roman Gladiators with interactive games and displays that reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is produced by Expona and Contemporanea Progetti and features artefacts from seven Italian museums and institutions.
Take the journey back in time to be a part of history and go behind the scenes to learn the story of these armed athletes who fought to entertain and inspire the people of Ancient Rome.
Gladiators were elite, armed athletes, who took part in violent, and often deadly, combat in public spectacles, the greatest arena of all was the Colosseum in Rome. Thousands of gladiators and animals fought and died in this wonder of the ancient world.
Step inside the history books and observe the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, the most powerful economic, cultural, political and military forces in the world at the time, and birth place of the Gladiator.