The title of an exhibition that has been on for quite a while in the British Museum in London is “The cost of living in Roman and modern Britain.” It was opened in August 2012 and will be available in room 69A in the British Museum until April 15th, 2012. This small display looks at the similarities and differences between the cost of everyday living in Britain about 2,000 years ago and today. These changes are shown through comparing things like wages, property, food, clothing, gambling, entertainment and travel, revealing how much of the average wage was spent on these items both in the past and today.
The cost of living in Roman and modern Britain
August 2011 – April 15th, 2012