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Exhibitions at Norwich Castle

The art galleries at Norwich Castle host an exciting programme of exhibitions throughout the year.

Roman Empire: Power and People

Saturday 1 February 2014 - Sunday 27 April 2014

Roman Empire: Power & People brings together over 160 stunning pieces from the British Museum to explore the story of one of the most powerful empires the world has ever seen. Highlights include sculpture from the villas of the Emperors Tiberius and Hadrian, coins from the famous Hoxne treasure, beautiful jewellery and even near perfectly preserved children’s clothing from Roman Egypt.

The exhibition explores the wealth, power and organisation of the Empire, but also how the Romans viewed their provinces and other peoples. Religious, military and personal objects give an insight into the lives of people from northern Britain to Egypt and the Middle East.

Norwich Castle is one of only six venues to host the largest ever UK exhibition of Roman artefacts on loan from the British Museum. Fascinating artefacts from the Castle’s own collections will also be on show including some important religious objects from Great Walsingham, magnificent glass and pewter vessels from Hockwold and wonderful pieces of Roman jewellery.

The exhibition has been developed in partnership between Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives and the British Museum.

The tour structure will be:

• Bristol Museum & Art Gallery; 21 Sept 2013 - 12 Jan 2014

• Norwich Castle Museum; 1 Feb – 27 April 2014

• The Herbert, Coventry; 17 May – 31 Aug 2014

• The McManus, Dundee; 24 Jan – 10 May 2015

• Tyne & Wear; 30 May – 13 Sept 2015

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The watercolour gallery is amazing, the colours are so fresh. For someone living in Manchester I did not realise what an extensive collection of pictures you have.

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