culture and conquest

21 April – 14 August 2016

This exhibition has now closed.

Sponsored by

Julius Baer logo

In collaboration with

Regione Siciliana, Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell Identit Siciliana


Discover the island of Sicily with your family. Explore its cosmopolitan history and identity to understand how the unique mix of peoples who have lived there over 4,000 years created the most extraordinary culture. Spot the grimacing gorgons throughout the show to uncover together the stories behind some of the most beautiful and important objects in the history of the Mediterranean.

All special exhibitions are free for under 16s. Under 5s and their parents and carers can explore Sicily in the following free sessions:


Little feet: explore Sicily

Under 5s

Friday 10 June 2016, 10.30–12.00

Set off on a journey around the island of Sicily, using your feet, hands and voices to help you explore.

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Little feet: discover sunny Sicily

Under 5s

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 10.30–12.00

Find out about this sunny Mediterranean island through sight, sound and smell and make a little souvenir to take home.

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