28 March – 29 September 2013
Advance booking essential
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AD 79. In just 24 hours, two cities in the Bay of Naples in southern Italy were buried by a catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius.
Preserved under ash, the cities lay buried for just over 1,600 years, their rediscovery providing an unparalleled glimpse into the daily life of the Roman Empire.
From the bustling street to the intimate spaces of a Roman home, this major exhibition will take you to the heart of people’s lives in Pompeii and Herculaneum. Read press release
Adults £15, Members free
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Join Naomi Wilkinson and Ed Petrie on Wednesday 19 June for the live cinema event for schools. Find out more
14 June 2013
Tim Plyming, Head of Digital Media and Publishing,
Open daily 10.00–17.00,
Fridays until 20.30
Last entry 70 minutes before closing
Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG
Bringing the Romans to life in the heart of London
Lectures, workshops, films and craft activities exploring life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Join Naomi Wilkinson and Ed Petrie on Wednesday 19 June for the live cinema event for schools
By exhibition curator
This captivating book explores the lives of the ordinary people of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Includes new photography and over 200 objects.
Browse a selection of products inspired by the exhibition.
Includes a carbonised wooden cradle and a mosaic of a guard dog.