Roman-themed event being held in Nuneaton Museum this Saturday – all you need to know

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 25 October 2022

NUNEATON MUSEUM visitors will be given the chance to learn more about life during the Roman period in a new event day this Saturday (29 October) from 11am to 4pm.

Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery (Image: Mason Moore)

Attendees will learn more about life throughout the Roman period with the help of a living history group named Guarderobe.

They’ll have the opportunity to meet Geminus – a retired gladiator turned gladiator trainer – who teaches people the training, diet, and life of a typical slave gladiator.

There will be a chance to hear about what would have happened if you won a fight, or lost one, whilst being given the chance to explore the differences between the different main types of Roman gladiator.

You can even try Roman equipment and find out the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting styles, whilst youngsters can take part in a Roman-themed craft activity, with an opportunity to view a Roman skeleton which is not usually displayed.

Commenting on the forthcoming exhibition, Coun. Sue Markham, the Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said: “The Museum’s Event Days are always exciting. There will be lots to see and plenty of hands-on fun for all the family.”

The Roman Event Day is completely free-to-attend, with no need to book in advance. It will run from 11am to 4pm. But, all children should be accompanied by an adult.

The Museum and Art Gallery is open from 10.30am to 4.30pm on Saturdays – and admission is free, but donations are welcomed from visitors.

For additional information, please call 024 7637 6158 or simply email the Nuneaton Museum directly, at

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