Museums & Galleries

Museum of Classical Archaeology

Explore the spectrum of identities in the Ancient World at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

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Bridging Binaries at the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Same-sex desire does not need modern labels and categories in order to exist across time.

From goddesses and ancient myths to powerful emperors explore the spectrum of identities that exist across time, place and culture in amongst the statues and sculptures of the atmospheric Cast Gallery at the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

Volunteer guides share their personal selection of fascinating stories which challenge binary approaches to gender and sexual identity through a range of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-related objects related to Ancient Greece and Rome.



Saturday 24 February, 11am-12pm

Saturday 9 March, 11am-12pm


Important information

Tours are free but booking is essential.

Tours will start promptly.

Please aim to arrive at the meeting point which will be printed on your ticket, and listed in your booking confirmation email 5-10 mins before the advertised start time.

Tours will last approximately 45 mins and led by a volunteer guide.

Please note that tours will involve walking around the Museum for the duration.

The meeting point is at the Museum’s front desk, inside the Cast Gallery.

Please note tours are aimed at adults.


Access information

  • The Cast Gallery is on the first floor.
  • Unfortunately, our lift is currently our of order which means we are unable to provide step-free access at this time.
  • This event involves standing, but we can move chairs around the gallery. Please let us know either when you book tickets or on arrival if you would like us to do so.
  • Find out more about Museum Access.
  • Please contact us on 01223 330402 or email if you have any questions or concerns about accessibility.


  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist

Did you know?

One of the most famous figures in English history, Oliver Cromwell, was laid to rest at Westminster Abbey, but his decapitated head is buried in the grounds of Sidney Sussex College in Cambridge. Grisly but true!