Two female visitors looking at the objects on display in Room 69

Room 69

Greek and Roman life

1450 BC–AD 500

Visiting the gallery

Opening times

Daily: 10.00–17.00
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Advance booking advised

Gallery audio guides

Listen on the Audio app, available on the App Store and Google Play.

Particularly popular with school groups and families, Room 69 allows you to explore the lives of ancient Mediterranean peoples through objects used in everyday life.

These range from humble tools and personal items to artefacts used in rituals such as religious worship, weddings and funerals. The objects are grouped by theme such as gender, childhood, death, sport, music, trade, war, artisanship and many more, subjects that still speak directly to us today.    

The displays also introduce you to the images of the gods and goddess of the ancient Mediterranean and to the great stories of classical mythology, including the legends of Herakles and the Trojan War.

Take a virtual tour

Tour the gallery to see how the Greeks and Romans lived, and how they fought.

Black-figure pottery and other objects on display in Room 69. ©2020 Google


  • This gallery is on two levels, some exhibits have no level or lift access.
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