Ancient Coins of Forgotten Kingdoms

Children's Shows (historical, family-friendly)

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Ancient coins are an amazing window into history – rare, valuable and often beautiful. This family-friendly show – not just for kids – mixes humour, hands-on demonstrations and amazing images. Hold actual ancient coins! Learn about Axum (the first Christian kingdom in Africa), early British kingdoms like Mercia, the Hunnic kingdoms, Baktria (Alexander the Great's wealthy, orphaned Central Asian kingdom, which spread Buddhism to China), Sogdiana and Khwarezmia. See how coins were hammered and hear wild stories of pirate treasure, massive gold coins, forgeries and huge buried hoards.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: Information not supplied
  • Wheelchair access type: Not fully wheelchair accessible

  • Stairs: 11- 20
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info

How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Dates, Times and Prices