2017 Events at the Beacon Museum

Throughout October and November

Roman Forum

Explore our interactive Roman Forum, complete with market stall games, roaring animals and a podia to recite your own epic Roman speech. Dress up as a Roman soldier and design your own gladiator!

You can also be shown some real Roman handling objects at regular times throughout the day. Ask on arrival for what sessions are happening each day.

Access included with feature exhibition ticket to Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets

Every Saturday and Sunday During November

Spend around 45 minutes constructing your own Roman clay artefact. Booking ahead is advised

Sessions are 11am to 12 and 2pm to 3pm

Materials provided. £3 p.p ages 3+

Saturday 25th November 1:30pm & 3pm

A Walk Through the Cemetery of Secrets

THE Gladiators: A Cemetery of Secrets exhibition has been receiving rave reviews from local visitors over the past number of weeks, and now guests can take an alternative look at the six ancient men behind the glass.

David Jennings is the chief executive of York Archaeological Trust, and has been actively involved in bringing the exhibition to Whitehaven. He received a warm reception when speaking alongside Sir Tony Robinson at the exhibition launch in September.

This hour long session will include a preliminary talk outlining the historical context behind these individuals. This will be followed by a walking tour of the exhibition during which visitors will also be able to handle and learn about some local Roman artefacts.
David Jennings was present alongside Sir Tony Robinson at the opening of the Gladiators exhibition, and he presented his own well-grounded theories about what befell the six men.

Two sessions will be held at 1.30pm and 3pm on 25th November. Tickets are bookable at the museum reception and cost £8 for adults, £7 for concessions, and £5 for children. This includes full access to the museum and feature exhibitions. Booking for this event is essential and you can do this by calling 01946 592302 or by emailing thebeacon@copeland.gov.uk. Group bookings are available on request.

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