Time for Easter holiday fun at the Museum of Classical Archaeology...
All that glitters...
Wednesday 6th April 2016 1 - 3.30pm
Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology
Make your very own gold votive plaque as a gift to the Celtic gods worshipped long ago in Roman Britain. The fancier your plaque, the more you'll impress the gods!
This event is in conjunction with our exhibition 'Talking to the Gods: Votive Plaques from Roman Britain'.
Ages 7-11. Drop in. No need to book.
Talking to the Gods: Votive Plaques from Roman Britain
1st March - 23rd April 2016
Archaeological illustrator Craig Williams presents a series of drawings of the Ashwell Hoard, a treasure trove of some 27 gold and silver objects found in a village just outside Cambridge which gives an insight into the religious belief of the Roman Britons.
The Gods of the Parthenon: 3D (detail)
Image Ⓒ Rui Nakamura
The Gods of the Parthenon: 3D - a new temporary display
This temporary display, curated by Rui Nakamura of Kochi University and Tokyo University of the Arts, explores the gods represented on the Parthenon frieze from a new perspective, by encouraging us to see them as fully-realised three-dimensional figures. The twelve Olympian gods from the frieze are visualised in miniature form, hand-carved and displayed in a semi-circle as if they watch the Panathenaic procession unfolding before them.
We're very excited to announce that the Museum now offers baby-changing facilities. Little ones are very welcome, and there's plenty for them to explore! Behind the doors of our temple you'll find toys and activities you can have fun with throughout the gallery.