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This blog is about museum things that have caught our attention from events and exhibitions to new discoveries in the collections.

The Egyptians are Coming

Posted on: 17th January 2015 By: Sue Davies

The Egyptians are Coming

The next exhibition at the Museum of St Albans looks at the everyday lives of the Ancient Egyptians.  The photo above shows print outs of the objects laid out in the cases.  Next week the curators and operations staff will fill the...

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Bribery in St Albans

Posted on: 4th January 2015 By: Sue Davies

Bribery in St Albans

In 1851 there was a political scandal in St Albans when it emerged that most of the votes in a by-election had been bought.  The image above shows the parliamentary commissioners at work in the courtroom of St Albans town hall.  The drawing...

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New acquisition

Posted on: 4th December 2014 By: Catherine Newley

New acquisition

In the last couple of weeks of November, we had the chance to display a new acquisition to the museum's collections: a statue of Thomas Watters.  Thomas lived in St Albans for 73 years, although he was originally from Scotland. When the Spanish...

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