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FREE Roman Event Day - Meet Geminus, retired gladiator turned gladiator trainer

Published on Tuesday, 25th October 2022

Picture of Roman helmets

Saturday, 29 October 2022, 11am to 4pm, Nuneaton Museum & Art Gallery. Event Days are back.

Join us to learn more about life during the Roman period with the help of the living history group, Guarderobe.

Meet Geminus, retired gladiator turned-gladiator trainer, to find out about the training, diet, and life of a typical slave gladiator.

Hear about what happened if you won your fight, or indeed if you lost it. Explore for yourself the differences between the main types of Roman gladiator.

Try on their equipment and find out the strengths and weaknesses of their fighting styles.

There will be a Roman-themed ‘Make and Take’ craft activity for our younger visitors and an opportunity to view a Roman skeleton that is not usually on display.

Cllr Sue Markham, Portfolio Holder for Public Services, said:

“The Museum’s Event Days are always exciting.

“There will be lots to see and plenty of hands-on fun for all the family.”

The Roman Event Day is free and there is no need to book. It will run from 11am to 4pm. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

While at the Museum, why not also check out our temporary exhibitions? ‘Mid Century Mastery’ comprises paintings and sculptures by Edward Hellawell, a former Head of Nuneaton Art School.

‘Shattered Silk’ by Jini Rawlings showcases mixed media and video installation with a focus on the significance of silk. There is also a chance to view again a smaller version of our 2020 Nuneaton Blitz exhibition.

The Museum is open 10:30am to 4:30pm on Saturdays.

For additional information, please call 024 7637 6158 or email