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Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum June 23 - January 28

Brisbane flexes its muscle with an Australian exclusive, showcasing the might and power of Ancient Rome.

The saying goes: ‘When in Rome, do as the Romans do’. When in Brisbane, you can take this one step further and walk in the sandals of ancient Gladiators.

Promising a trip back in time, this Australian exclusive exhibition at Queensland Museum features interactive games and displays that delve into the lives of Gladiators, alongside more than 120 treasured artefacts from eight Italian museums and institutions including the Colosseum. Everything from elaborately decorated bronze helmets to original arms and armour preserved in the ashes of Pompeii. It's sure to command a big Emperor-style thumbs-up.