Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum

23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018


When in Rome, do as the Romans do. Enjoy a vino in our cafe from 5pm. You are welcome to bring your drink inside the Museum after doors open at 5.30pm. 

Take your time and explore the exhibitions across four levels, see demonstrations and grab a ticket for talks by guest speakers.


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


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.

Ticketed talks

Talk sessions are 20 minutes long and are ticketed due to limited seating. If you’d like to attend you can collect a ticket for your preferred session times in the Cafe.

Topic and speakers to be advised.
6pm, 6.40pm & 7.20pm Talk 1, Level 2 Theatre
6.10pm, 6.50pm & 7.30pm Talk 2, Level 4

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


Other dates: 3 November1 December



13 October 2017


5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


Level 2 Foyer


Adult (18+ only) $24