The Corinium Museum brings live gladiators to Gloucestershire this spring

Have you ever met a gladiator? Now's your chance! Explore the rich history of the gladiators at the Corinium Museum's exhibition and re-enactment days, this spring 2023.

By Zoe Gater  |  Published
Take a journey through time and meet live gladiators at the Corinium Museum's re-enactment days, this spring 2023.

Cirencester, the Roman 'capital of the Cotswolds', is welcoming live gladiators to the Corinium Museum during February half term and the Easter holidays in 2023.

With plenty of shouting and mayhem, families can be transported back in time to experience the activities that once took place in amphitheatres across the Roman Empire, first hand, as part of the museum's Gladiators - A Cemetery of Secrets exhibition and re-enactment days.

The re-enactment group, Legio Secunda Augusta, is taking over the museum's Hare gallery with its exciting gladiator shows, running throughout the school holidays, featuring talks and gladiatorial combat to bring the gladiators to life for audiences. 

Alongside the gladiator re-enactment days, visitors can have a go at gladiator school; explore the remains of six Roman skeletons and attempt to uncover more about who these people were, where they came from and how they died; listen to talks and lectures; join in tours; and lots more historical activities suitable for all ages - with a filmed British Sign Language tour of the exhibition available, too. 

Re-enactment days take place on Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February, as well as Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, and Friday 14 April 2023 from 10am to 4pm. 

What's more, all gladiator re-enactment sessions are included with standard admission to the Corinium Museum.

To book tickets to the Gladiators - A Cemetery of Secrets exhibition, visit

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