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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This trail was originally made available as part of Cambridgeshire LGBTQ History Month in February 2018. It has been permanently available ever since.

 

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. This trail is supplemented by longer interpretation panels around 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.

 

We are closed

Following Government guidance, we are now closed until further notice and will not reopen on Tuesday 5 January 2021 as planned. Our priority is to protect our staff and visitors.

 

 

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Sat*: Closed
Sun and Monday: Closed

Closed on Bank Holidays

 

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

 

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Museum of Classical Archaeology
Faculty of Classics
Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
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