A Day in Pompeii
Exhibition now closed
19 December 2009 – 25 April 2010
Discover what life was like in Pompeii before rock and ash from Mt Vesuvius engulfed the bustling Roman city. A Day in Pompeii features more than 250 priceless artefacts. View these, and experience the cataclysmic eruption of Vesuvius in a spectacular immersive 3D theatre.
Don’t miss this opportunity to step back in time to ancient Pompeii.
Face Mount Vesuvius as it erupts in full 3D, only at Te Papa!
The Tarawera eruption was heard from hundreds of kilometres away.
Dr Hamish Campbell explores the history, geology, and scientific significance of Vesuvius.
Would your knowledge of Pompeii impress a dinner party?
Take the quiz to find out!