Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum at QM

In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is coming to Queensland Museum from 23 June 2017 to 28 January 2018 as part of an international touring exhibition.

The exhibition 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 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.



The exhibition will tell the story of Roman gladiators in four thematic zones: The Roman Empire; Rome and the Colosseum; Who are the Gladiators? and A Day at the Arena.

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: Heroes of the Colosseum
23 June 2017 – 28 January 2018
Queensland Museum, Brisbane