An Arts Richmond Event
Showcoach trip to The British Museum
Troy Myth and Reality
Thursday 23 January 2020
Join us for a visit to
The British Museum for the exhibition Troy myth and reality
on THURSDAY JANUARY 23rd COST: £23
1.30 A Talk about Troy followed by a free flow visit to the Exhibition
The legend of Troy has endured for more than 3,000 years. The story of a great city, plunged into a 10 year war over the abduction of the most beautiful woman in the world, is irresistibly dramatic and tragic. This allure has sent adventurers and archaeologists in quest of the lost city, which is now widely believed to have existed. But what of the heroes and the heartbroken, the women and the wanderers, who are said to have played a part in the Trojan War? Why have they inspired so many retellings, from Homer to Shakespeare and Hollywood? Get closer to these captivating characters as you explore the breath-taking art that brings them to life, from dramatic ancient sculptures and exquisite vase paintings to powerful contemporary works. You can also examine the fascinating archaeological evidence that proves there was a real Troy – and offers tantalising hints at the truth behind the mythical stories. From Helen of Troy's abduction to the deception of the Trojan Horse and the fall of the city, tread the line between myth and reality in this phenomenal new exhibition.
WE HAVE ONLY 15 TICKETS SO BOOK EARLY!
Travel: please advise below if you will travel as part of a group from Richmond Station or make your own way to the venue.
If you have mobility difficulties or need the help of a carer please contact Arts Richmond in advance of booking to discuss what arrangements might be necessary.