Pompeii from the British Museum is the very first cinema event from the museum and will offer an exclusive private view of the British Museum’s blockbuster exhibition Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. The exhibition focuses on the homes and lives of the inhabitants of the thriving industrial hub of Pompeii and the small seaside town of Herculaneum nearly 2,000 years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79AD. Introduced by British Museum Director Neil MacGregor, this fascinating show will take you around the exhibition with insights from renowned experts who will bring these extraordinary objects to life with accompanying music, poetry and eyewitness accounts.

UK Press Quotes

‘…nothing I've seen or read before tells the story in the way the British Museum does.’ Telegraph

‘One summer blockbuster you must not miss.’ Metro

‘This majestic event will hopefully remind the world that Pompeii is not some tourist attraction to treat shabbily, but the world’s most revelatory survival of the human past.’ The Guardian

‘This exhibition offers an overarching view of a complex society…we glimpse their sense of humour, or understand their hopes or desires…see what they chose to try to rescue as they tried to make their doomed escapes.’ The Times
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