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Pompeii & Herculaneum Exhibition - CLOSED

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Interesting, but was hoping for more artifacts

Although well presented, this seemed to be communicated more with words and pictures than actual... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2013
Newbury, United Kingdom
Glad we waited until it was cold and rainy!

The exhibition was great and brought back good memories of our visit to Pompeii. The little statue... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2013
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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11 Oct 2015
“Superb but temporary exhibition at the British Museum.”
26 Sep 2013
“Five stars for content, one star for layout !!”
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Reviewed 11 October 2015

Absolutely incredible to note that so many of these reviews are for the ancient sites of Pompeii and Herculanium in Italy, which are rather a long journey from the British Museum where this superb exhibition was held. The map shown here is wrong as the...More

Date of experience: November 2014
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Reviewed 26 September 2013

Feel I have to give 5 stars as the content of the exhibition is first class. I have visited both places on two occasions and am due to return next year. The artefacts are very varied from jewellery to statues and frescoes. They even have...More

Date of experience: September 2013
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Reviewed 21 September 2013

The artefacts on display were brilliant and sobering but, as many other reviewers have stated, the layout was dreadful and overcrowding prevented any close scrutiny of the objects. The lighting was poor and shadows were cast over the objects in the cases and the tiny...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Emma L
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Although well presented, this seemed to be communicated more with words and pictures than actual museum pieces. It was also badly organised; although spreading entry over 10 minute increments, there always seemed to be a gang of people around each display and I found myself...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank GLWayne
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Reviewers from the press who sycophantically praised this exhibit must have had the benefit of a clear run at it and a sweetener of fizz for their perspicacity. Meer mortals who have to put up with crowded access were not so lucky. There are some...More

Date of experience: September 2013
1  Thank FrankAnfair
Reviewed 14 September 2013

The exhibition was great and brought back good memories of our visit to Pompeii. The little statue of the mother & baby was so touching, and the mosaics were beautiful. It was a really interesting exhibition, but we were so glad that we hadn't had...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank sussexstorm
Reviewed 13 September 2013 via mobile

The individual exhibits were far better than I was expecting - amazingly well preserved and vivid. You'd never believe that everyday items almost 2000 years old would look so fresh. The interpretation is also much better than is typical of the British Museum's collections. The...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Trafford34
Reviewed 8 September 2013

My wife had been anxious to see this exhibition for some time so we went yesterday. The entrance fee was quite steep at £15 for an adult and then another £4.50 for an audio guide if you wished to have one - which we did...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank sheepygold
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We visited this exhibition on Bank Holiday Monday expecting it to be packed but were amazed to find that the number of visitors was far less than anticipated. It was easy to see the exhibits.If you haven't visited the sites it was a good "taster"...More

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank HOLLY18Lancashire
Reviewed 3 September 2013

This exhibition gives the visitor a nice taste of what can be learned with further investigation on the topic. Ticket sales are hot so prearranging tickets in advance is a must. Hotels will arrange this for you. My favourite London hotel, The Bloomsbury, Great Russell...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Patricia D
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