Viva la Independencia: An Evening of Mexican flavours and Aztec treasures
Be one of the first people to view Aztecs, our upcoming blockbuster exhibition, on a particularly important evening – Mexican Independence Day. Your ticket to this limited capacity event includes:
- An authentic Mexican cocktail on arrival
- A rare after-hours viewing of our new Aztecs exhibition with a like-minded people
- Plenty of entertainment including a fiesta photo stand complete with sombreros and ponchos as well as a conversation corner where you can learn some fun and easy phrases
- Themed canapés and drinks
The exhibition features more than 200 priceless artefacts and dramatic multimedia that tell the story of the spectacular and ultimately tragic rise and fall of the Aztec empire. Step into their world and marvel at the extravagant possessions of the Aztec emperors while exploring their sacrificial rituals and uncovering the mysteries of the Aztec afterlife.
The evening is warm and balmy. The intoxicating scent of orange blossoms fills the air, mingling with hints of tequila and gunpowder. The place is Dolores, Mexico, and the year is 1810... A group of Mexican nationals are conspiring to overthrow the crown. Music plays, dancers sway, revellers drink and the night takes on the knowing grin of anticipation... Priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla is freeing his men from prison, ready to incite a revolution which will mark the first independence Mexicans’ have known in 300 years... Hidalgo recites his Grito de Delores ‘Viva Mexico’, ‘Viva la Independencia!’... Soon they will all be free from Spanish rule to become Mexica, once again...
When & Where
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