When it comes to making myths, Alexander the Great’s story has it all.
He built an empire that stretched across the world. Rode across the sky on a flying chariot. And descended to the bottom of the sea in a glass bell. Or did he?
Piece together an epic tale 2,000 years in the telling. From astrological clay tablets, ancient papyri, and medieval manuscripts, to Hollywood and Bollywood movies and cutting-edge videogames, our major exhibition crosses continents to explore the fantastical stories that turned legacy into legend.
In this self-guided session, teachers can bring their students to explore the Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth exhibition independently.
On arrival, we provide a printed resource to help teachers and students engage with key items on display and uncover some of the major themes explored in the exhibition to support classroom learning.
Event times: Mondays (10.30-12.00), Tuesdays (10.30-12.00) and Wednesdays (13.00-14.30)
14 November – 14 December and 9 January – 8 February inclusive
Find out more about our Classics: Study Days for A Level students linked to Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth exhibition
Visit the Alexander the Great: The Making of a Myth website
|Age group:||Years 7 - 13|
|When:||Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30-12:00 or 13:00-14:30|
|Length:||60 - 90 minutes|
|Group size:||Minimum group size - 10 students; maximum group size - 30 students|
|Key skills:||History, English, Classical Civilisation, Ancient History|
|Price:||Admission: Free entry|
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