Ongoing Exhibition

The Etruscan civilisation flourished in central Italy from the 8th to 5th centuries BC before entering a period of decline. This was associated with the rapid military, diplomatic and cultural expansion of the Romans during the 4th and 3rd centuries. At their height, the Etruscans dominated the Italian peninsula and traded with Greeks, Phoenicians, Celts and Egyptians, as well as their fellow Italians. Often considered mysterious, we now know a considerable amount about the Etruscans and their society. 

Through artefacts held in the Museum’s permanent collection, this exhibition explores the society, culture, and practices of the Etruscans. 

Curated by James Donaldson, Alessandra Schultz, Josephine Carroll-Walden, and Dr Janette McWilliam