Guided Tour - Mithras in the Great North Museum

Keeper of Archaeology Andrew Parkin gives a tour of the museum's Mithras displays



Friday 28 July

Friday 25 August

Visitor information




Hadrian's Wall gallery, ground floor. Meet at reception


Donations welcome (free entry). Drop in, no booking required.


Andrew Parkin is Keeper of Archaeology at the Great North Museum: Hancock.

In support of the current spotlight display Mithras: Roman Religion from Thames to Tyne, Andrew gives this gallery tour exploring the museum's Mithraic artefacts.

These include altars found at Carrawburgh and a unique carving of Mithras emerging from the cosmic egg, found at Housesteads Roman Fort.

Andrew will also illuminate the story of three marble heads (depicting Minerva, Serapis and Mithras) which we currently have on loan from the Museum of London.