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Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

Queer Antiquities: a Museum Trail

Thu 1 February - Wed 28 February

Museum of Classical Archaeology

We don't know what really went on between the sheets in the ancient world - but join us this LGBT History Month for a trail around the diverse histories of sexual identity and identification in Greece and Rome. From Greek love to Roman invective, from imperial toyboys to post-antique titillation: we explore ancient same-sex sexualities and their reception in our atmospheric Cast Gallery.

Pick up a trail from the front desk and find your way around the naked truth of sex in the ancient past.

LGBT History Month takes place every February, and promotes equality and diversity by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, their history, lives and experience, as well as raising awareness and advancing education on matters affecting the LGBT+ community.

Cambridgeshire LGBT History Month is organised by the Encompass Network. See the rest of the programme here: https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/sites/default/files/lgbt-history-month-2017-events.pdf.

Cost: Free

Ages: Adults

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

No need to book! Just collect a copy of the trail from the Museum's front desk.

Enquiries: Front desk Website Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk Telephone: (01223) 330402


10:00am-5:00pm on weekdays from Thursday 1 February until Wednesday 28 February

10:00am-1:00pm Saturday every week from Saturday 3 February until Saturday 24 February

All times

Thu 1 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 2 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 3 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon 5 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 6 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 7 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 8 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 9 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 10 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon 12 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 13 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 14 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 15 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 16 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 17 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon 19 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 20 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 21 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thu 22 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Fri 23 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sat 24 February 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Mon 26 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tue 27 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wed 28 February 10:00AM - 5:00PM


Alternative access to the Museum, which is on the first floor of the Faculty of Classics is available. Please ask to be directed to the lift at the reception downstairs on weekdays. Due to a skeleton staff on a Saturday, please let us know in advance if you would like to use the lift on a Saturday.
Address: Museum of Classical Archaeology
Sidgwick Avenue
Email: museum@classics.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1223 330402
Fax: +44 1223 335409