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Antinous and Hadrian

Lancaster Judges Lodgings Museum

Discover the story of the most famous gay couple in Roman history, Emperor Hadrian and his young lover. Perhaps better known for Hadrian’s Wall, the emperor had several gay relationships before he met the handsome Antinous.

Dr Colin Penny reveals the story of their relationship and how and why Antinous came to be worshipped as god throughout the Roman world.

This lecture is part of our celebration of Lancaster Pride.

Tickets are £5 and include museum admission and refreshments.

Book now on 01524 5581241 or visit


  • Adult talk

Starts on: 14th June - 12:00 PM

Ends on: 14th June - 1:00 PM