After Dark

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum


When in Rome, do as the Romans do. With a vino in hand, enjoy expert talks, live music, visual delights and explore the life of the gladiator. Togas optional.

Tickets: Adult (18+ only) $24

Friday nights: 23 June28 July1 September13 October3 November1 December  

Check out our program and plan your night of fun:

Enjoy a drink in our cafe from 5pm. You are welcome to bring your drink inside the Museum after doors open at 5.30pm.

5.30–9pm Sciencentre and Mathamazing, Level 1
5.30–9pm Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, Level 2
5.30–9pm Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum, Level 3
5.30–9pm Wild State, Level 4

5.30–9pm Roman Medical, Level 2
View the medical implements available within the Roman Empire and their usage in unison with foods and medicines of the time.

Ticketed talks
Talk sessions 20 minutes long and are ticketed due to limited seating. If you’d like to attend you can collect a ticket for your preferred session times in the Cafe.

6pm, 6.40pm & 7.20pm
How Heroic Were the Heroes of the Colosseum? With The University of Queensland - UQ's Dr Shushma Malik, Level 2 Theatre
We’ll explore the kinds of men (and occasionally women) who ended up risking their lives in the arenas across the Roman Empire.

6.10pm, 6.50pm & 7.30pm
Consulting the Bones with Damien Fegan and Linc Morse, Level 4
Find out how geology, tooth enamel, an ancient Greek doctor and the toes of a surf life saver helped solve an ancient cold case.

5.30–9pm DJ Bacon, Level 2
Our resident DJ will be spinning tunes throughout the night.

5.30–9pm The Gladiator and the Lion
Be entertained and amused by the latest roving creation of Caitlan Strongarm & Kristian Stanic.

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Event information:

  • Food and drink available for purchase
  • 18+ event, ID may be requested on entry
  • Tickets are valid for the event date only
  • Delays to exhibition entry may be experienced during peak visitation times
  • Photography is encouraged, share your night #qldmuseum



Event Details

23 June 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Level 2 Foyer

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