12 Apr 2014 - 29 Jun 2014

A quarter of a million bricks were used in its construction put together by 10,000 slaves working for architect and LEGO Certified Professional Ryan 'Vitruvius' McNaught.

The model is the centrepiece of an exhibition about Rome's largest surviving building from the great days of its Empire. The exhibition includes sculpture and coins of the Emperors, as well as artefacts used in daily life by the ordinary Roman who enjoyed 100 days of holiday and games when the original Colosseum opened in 80 AD.

Winner of the Museums and Galleries NSW 2013 IMAGinE Award for best exhibition

Ticket* prices apply:

  • $1 child
  • $3 adult
  • $5 family

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Toga Disco Party!

Get dressed as a Roman in your toga or tunica and shake your laurel wreath! Our special Toga Disco party will be hosted by Ruby the Clown dressed in her finest glow-in-the dark toga! There will be craft tables to make your own wreaths, helmets, fibula and other Roman trinkets. Plus face painting and tunes to get you moving!

When: 5.30pm – 7.30pm, Friday 30 May

Ages: Under 12

Cost: $5 child. $2 face painting


Newcastle Museum
6 Workshop Way