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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.

Smelly cheese

Posted on: 27th February 2015 By: David Thorold

Like a smelly cheese? Apparently, archaeologists have discovered a 3500 year old example which may make it a bit ripe for anyone. The cheese was found in a tomb in China's Taklamakan Desert where the extremely hot and dry conditions aid preservation....

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Volunteer Tea Party

Posted on: 21st December 2014 By: Sue Davies

Yesterday we held a tea party to thank everyone who had given their time to St Albans Museums Service during 2014.  The volunteer team do a huge range of tasks, including; gardening, pouring tea, helping to identify objects, digitising records, cataloguing, fundraising...

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Saturnalian Swags

Posted on: 14th December 2014 By: Sue Davies

Saturnalian Swags

Saturnalia was the Ancient Roman's winter festival.  Over the weekend we invited visitors to Verulamium Museum to help us decorate our evergreen garlands.  Children and adults got creative and the tissue paper wreaths were very popular.  They will hang in the colonnade...

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