Visiting with a School or Group

This page provides information for school and group visitors to Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum.
A discounted ticket is offered to schools and groups from scouts, vacation care or homeschool networks.

Don’t miss this unique learning opportunity, exclusive to Brisbane through Terms 3 and 4. Queensland Museum is this exhibition’s only Australian venue.

Ancient evidence is "brought to life" through an immersive exhibition comprised of evocative projections, costumed mannequins, artefacts from six Italian historical sites and hands-on experiences. Reconstructions and authentic objects illustrate the culture of the Roman Empire and those known as gladiators.

.     Helmet of a Murmillo, from the Barracks of the Gladiators of Pompeii, Bronze, AD 1 © Museo Archeologico Nazionale, Naples


Just for Teachers

Free exhibition preview - limited time only.
Use this opportunity to assess how this exhibition can meet your needs, assist with your planning and support your own learning.

Simply announce yourself to staff at the exhibition entry on Level 3. Present teacher identification (Teacher Registration card or badge with photo ID) and list your current contact details. 
Teachers are most welcome to use this offer with any accompanying ticket-holder/s within the listed the dates and times.

Entry is at the discretion of staff. Visitor numbers are managed at 20 minute intervals, so short delays may be anticipated during peak visitation.

Dates/Times: Limited dates and sessions only.
Offer valid July 10 – 28, 2017, entry from 3:00pm – 4:00pm (exhibition and Museum closes 5:00pm). 

Gladiators Preview and Professional Development event - coming soon
Teachers are invited to join us after-hours, for this unique Professional Development event. 
Learning and Curatorial staff offer insight into museum services, practices and the Gladiator exhibition experience. This presentation is followed by exclusive exhibition viewing and opportunity to network and browse the shop for resources.
Tickets available soon
Claim the date: Thursday 20 July, 2017. 

How to book

School bookings are available for schools and groups (10 or more) of children up to 15 years.

A timed admission system manages movement through the exhibition to optimise your visit experience. Groups are invited to manage rotations by including a Museum "General Visit", booking a School Program or Sciencentre visit
Your selected museum experiences and admission times will be managed with a group visit itinerary, provided by our Booking Office. 

Complete the School Booking Form online, or phone (07) 3840 7608. A Booking Officer is available from 8:15am to 3:30pm, Monday - Friday.


Entry to Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is $10 per student/child (GST free). Supervising adults admitted free within our recommended ratios.
Additional adults are offered the concession price of $16 per adult.
For your convenience, you will be invoiced for payment after your visit.

1 Adult FREE for every:

  • 3 students (Prep)
  • 5 students (Primary)
  • 10 students (Year 7-10)
  • 15 students (Year 11 and above)


A selection of downloadable resources for Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is available to help plan your visit:

Generic information to familiarise yourself with Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, is available on the following pages:


Children’s Groups during School Holidays

Groups visiting during holiday periods must book a Museum visit.
By booking your visit, you will be informed of any additional holiday experiences and any costs or donations requested for participation. Large groups may be asked to rotate in smaller, supervised groups during these peak visit times.

Adult Groups

Adult groups including cohorts of tertiary students are offered discounted entry. Tickets for Adult Groups are pre-purchased through qtix.
Buy tickets.