Saving Face

This is a historic exhibition. It is no longer available to visit and this page is only retained as a record of the previous event. For current and future exhibitions, visit our What's On page.

An exhibition about the Roman army cheek-piece

A Roman soldier in armour


Until 21 September 2018 (historic exhibition)


Exploring the story of the Roman helmet cheek piece, this exhibition examines the significance and evolution of the styles, design and symbols of these individual items.

Showcasing rarely seen objects from a private collection. 

See keeper of archaeology Alex Croom talk about a local cheek-piece included in the exhibition found in the River Tyne.