LAST SUPPER IN POMPEII

Last Supper In Pompeii


25 Jul 2019 – 12 Jan 2020

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This major exhibition will tell the story of the ancient Roman city of Pompeii's love affair with food and wine.

Located in the sunny paradise of southern Italy, Pompeii was sandwiched between lush vineyards and fertile plains to one side, and the bountiful waters of the Bay of Naples to the other. When the ash from Mount Vesuvius began raining down on Pompeii in AD 79, people were engaged in typical day to day activities: producing, buying and selling food and, most importantly, eating and drinking.

See over 400 rare objects, including fine masterpieces of Roman art which range from the luxury furnishings of Roman dining rooms to the carbonised food that was on the table when the volcano erupted. Everything from the exquisite mosaics and frescoes in the villas of the wealthy to the remains found in kitchen drains, show what the Pompeians loved to eat and drink. This remarkable exhibition provides an extraordinary insight into their everyday lives.

VISITING AND TICKETS

Timed tickets will be in operation. Full price adult tickets are £12.25 each.

DISCOUNTED ENTRY

Entry is FREE, and no booking is required, for: children under 12 years; University of Oxford students; and Members of the Ashmolean.

Tickets are discounted at 50% for: those under 25; students; children aged 12–17 years; and Art Fund Members.

Concession tickets are available for: senior citizens: those who are unemployed; and University of Oxford staff & alumni.

EXHIBITION FAQs

 

Booking will open soon.

Booking in advance will be recommended to avoid disappointment, and to guarantee entry at a preferred time.

Some tickets may be available on the day of your visit, but this cannot be guaranteed.

We expect the exhibition to be busiest at weekends and during school holidays.

For more information about tickets please see the 'Visiting and Tickets' section, above, or see our Ticket Information Page.

 

 

Members and Patrons of the Ashmolean will not need to book for this exhibition.

Please present your valid Membership card at the exhibition entrance. You may visit as many times as you like.

 

 

UK school groups can visit our temporary exhibitions free of charge. Booking is essential.

We offer teachers a previsit complimentary exhibition ticket. Contact the Education team by email to arrange your visit: learning@ashmus.ox.ac.uk

 

 

Yes. Teaching Notes will be made available closer to the time.

 

 

Yes. A family trail will be available from the exhibition entrance.

 

 

Yes. Access to the exhibition is via lift and the entire exhibition is wheelchair accessible with handheld labels available.

 

 

Yes, an audioguide will be available to purchase at the exhibition entrance for £3 (£2 for Members and Concessions).

The audioguide will be free for blind and partially sighted visitors.

 

EXHIBITION EVENTS

Exhibition Tours

Tours of the exhibition take place every Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30–4.15pm.
Tours are FREE with the price of an exhibition ticket. No further booking is required.

SUPPORTERS

The exhibition has been organised in collaboration with the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Archaeological Park of Paestum.

The exhibition has been generously supported by

Intesa Sanpaolo Logo

 

Additional support was received from

Ruddock Foundation for the Arts

 

The William Delafield Charitable Trust
Stockman Family Foundation
Patrons of the Ashmolean Museum

The Helen Roll Charity
Professor Gillies McKenna and Professor Ruth Muschel
Charles and Alison Young
The late Miss Cecil Western
Mr John and Mrs Margaret Leighfield

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Image credit:

Mosaic of a skeleton holding two wine jugs or askoi
First century AD
© Archaeological Museum Naples

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