Since its explosive opening in June 2015, more than 200,000 visitors (as of November 23) have experienced the exhibition’s dramatic story of an ancient city captured in time.
Pompeii features approximately 200 artifacts with several objects never before travelling outside Italy. These include several new copies of casts of those who perished in Pompeii, created using state-of-the-art 3-D technology.
These casts make their international debut at the ROM. Enhancing the experience for the whole family, interactive activities are integrated throughout the exhibition.
Pompeii’s destruction is one of history’s most well known natural disasters. Nearly 2000 years ago—in Year 79—Mount Vesuvius, a seemingly inactive volcano in southern Italy, erupted with great force. Within 24 hours, the city of Pompeii vanished under metres of ash and falling debris, remaining hidden for nearly 1,700 years—until archaeological excavations uncovered the city nearly intact.
Hours & Tickets
To allow as many visitors as possible to enjoy the exhibition, the Museum offers extended hours through ROM for the Holidays (with discounted admission from 4:30 to 8:30 pm).
Last entry to Pompeii is one and a half hours earlier than general Museum closing hours. Pompeii is always free for ROM Members with additional ticketing information here. For only $5 extra ($4 for Members), guided tours are offered daily at 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm with French tours available every Friday at 2:00 pm.