Gladiator exhibition at Corinium Museum

Discover the ancient world of gladiators with a series of activities, tours and re-enactments at the Corinium Museum - with a brand-new exhibition featuring Roman skeletons opening in October 2022.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published

Learn all about the rich history of six unique Roman skeletons at the Corinium Museum's new Gladiators – A Cemetery of Secrets exhibition, opening on Saturday 22 October 2022.

With the fascinating exhibition in place at the Cirencester museum until Sunday 23 April 2023, Roman enthusiasts will have plenty of chance to get up close to six skeletons from the Driffield Terrace excavation in York, which are on loan from the Jorvik Museum collection.

History fans will get to investigate the skeletons and ponder who they were in a previous life, where they came from and how they died - whether they were criminals, soldiers, gladiators or enslaved people.

As well as bringing the Roman period to life through unique archaeological finds, the Corinium Museum will also be hosting a series of talks, re-enactments, lectures and historical activities. Plus, take part in a Roman marketplace and get involved with dressing up.

Book tickets to the Gladiators - A Cemetery of Secrets exhibition by visiting


Gladiators – A Cemetery of Secrets


Saturday 22 October 2022 to Saturday 22 April 2023


From 10am until 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2 until 5pm on Sunday.


Adult tickets cost £7.40 per person; £3.45 for children aged five to 16; and children under five go free.


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