Join us for a series of special events and tours aimed at bringing Ancient Rome to life while Rome: City and Empire is on show in Canberra.
Take one of our three complementary self-guided audio tours while visiting the exhibition:
- Rome Audio Tour narrated by ABC broadcaster and history enthusiast Richard Fidler, with dramatisations by leading actors
- Rome Curator’s Audio Tour with Dr Lily Withycombe providing extra information about key objects
- Rome Audio Tour for Kids storytelling adventures with two teenage flies on the wall.
Accessible versions of the Rome Audio Tour and Rome Audio Tour for Kids are available through Conexu Foundation’s OpenAccess Tours app.
Roam around Rome family guide
Explore Rome: City and Empire with fun activities for the whole family and be surprised about everyday life in Ancient Rome.
Free with exhibition entry; ask at the Information Desk
When in Rome school holiday activities
All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings not required, but places are limited
When in Rome chill-out zone
Australia Day festival
Saturday 26 January 2019, 10am–9pm
Join us for tours, music, dance, demonstrations, games, food and fun inspired by our First Australians gallery and Rome exhibition. Free, though costs apply for some activities including Rome exhibition entry.
Gandel Atrium and Lakeside Amphitheatre
Object Club — Rome funerary piece
Friday 25 January 2019, 10am–12pm
Curator Lily Withycombe looks at a 2nd century marble sarcophagus depicting the wedding of Bacchus and Ariadne, in our fourth Rome inspired object club. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite or call the Membership Office +61 2 6208 5108
2000, rated M, 155 minutes
Friday 1 February 2019, 5pm–9pm
Rome: City and Empire open until 7pm. Film starts at 6pm
As we celebrate the final days of Rome: City and Empire, join us for an outdoor screening of the epic film Gladiator, starring Russell Crowe. Pack a picnic and a rug and watch Maximus in action from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin.
Snacks and drinks are available for purchase or bring your own