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Queer Antiquities, bright text with statue of antinous

Queer Antiquities Trail

This trail was originally made available as part of Cambridgeshire LGBTQ History Month in February 2018.

 

Now Available for Download:

Queer Antiquities Hand Trail (pdf)

 

We don't know what really went on between the sheets in the ancient world - but join us this LGBTQ 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 in Bay A and find your way around the naked truth of same sex desire in the ancient past. Additional longer interpretation panels, no longer on display, will soon be available in booklet format to use in the Museum.

The trail and interpretation panels are available in large print versions, also in Bay A.

 

LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ community.

With thanks to Colin Clews.

Cambridgeshire LGBTQ History Month is organised by the Encompass Network.

Every cast tells two stories.
One ancient. One modern.

Admission is free.

 

Just drop in: no need to book

 

 

Opening hours

Tues-Fri: 10am-5pm
Sat (univ. term-time only): 2-5pm
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

 

Saturday Opening

We are currently closed on Saturdays. Saturday opening will begin again on Saturday 8 October.

Please note: We are only open on Saturdays during University of Cambridge term time.

 

The Cambridge Greek Play: Saturday 22 October

The Cambridge Greek Play takes place every three years – and this year, the team are performing a double bill of Aeschylus' Persians and Euripides' Cyclops, the only surviving satyr play. We will open all day (10am-5pm on Saturday 22 October in honour of the play, so if you are planning a trip to the Cambridge Arts Theatre to catch a performance, consider a visit to us too.

 

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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA

We do not have an entrance on the road. Find us inside the Sidgwick Site.

 

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