Monday, May 25, 2009

The Great North Museum and the ancient world

The Great North Museum in Newcastle upon Tyne opened to the public on Saturday May 23. There are three areas that will be of particular interest:
  • The Egyptian Gallery
  • The Greek and Etruscan Gallery
  • The Roman Britain Gallery
The Roman Gallery contains a model of Hadrian's Wall as well as a virtual Mithraeum. There are also numerous finds from the Roman Wall in a series of new displays.

The university's (former) Greek Museum (later the Shefton Museum) is an integral part of the new displays. One theme consists of Greek arms and armour.

The Roman Wall gallery in The Great North Museum. © David Gill.

1 comment:

David Gill said...

Here are some more pictures from the opening last week.