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St Albans Museums offer a wide range of services for members of the public, other museums and the commerical sector.

Roman lead coffin and skeleton excavated near Verulamium.

Roman lead coffin and skeleton excavated near Verulamium.

Collection Enquiries

Verulamium Museum holds in store the excavation records and archaeological material for most excavations within the district, and the accompanying excavation reports. You can find out more about our Archaeology Collections here. Access to this material for academic purposes can be arranged by contacting David Thorold, Curator (Prehistory to Medieval) on 01727 751824 or go to our Contact Us page for email details.

Access to objects in the social and local history collections can be arranged by contacting Catherine Newley, Curator (Post-Medieval to Contemporary) on 01727 819580 or go to our Contact Us page for email details. Prior booking is essential.

Object Identification

We work closely with local metal detectorists to encourage responsible use and can assist in a number of different ways. One of these is our free object identification service available to any member of the public.


Verulamium Museum's library holds two and a half thousand volumes relating to local and national archaeological sites, site reports, museum catalogues, syllogues, reference books, and journals, as well as a large number of general archaeological and historical works. To view any of the museum's library of books, call 01727 751824 to make an appointment.

The Museum of St. Albans also has an extensive library of reference books. Access by appointment can be arranged by contacting 01727 819340. Prior booking is essential.

Lectures and Talks

Museum staff are available to give talks to local societies and organisations about their work and that of the Museums Service. Advance booking is essential and travel expenses and a fee are expected.

Call the Operations Officer on 01727 751811 or go to our Contact Us page for email details. We also have touring exhibitions that are available on loan.

Commercial Services

Among our commercial services are corporate hire of our premises, two gift shops and a wide range of museum consultancy services.