To the Roar of the Crowd

An exhibition on how the Romans were entertained

Fragment showing gladiators


Saturday 16 May - Sunday 27 September

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In the temporary exhibition space


An exhibition exploring the Roman interest in gladiators, chariot racing and other forms of public entertainment - including executions.

Featuring loans from private collectors.  

[Image: piece of Samian bowl. Shows two combative gladiators and the makers stamp. 'MERCATOR' (AD170 - AD190 (c), Lezoux, Central Gaul) © Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums]