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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.

Harry Edwards

Posted on: 11th September 2015 By: Michael Barton

Harry Edwards

In the autumn of 1851 St Albans was brought into the national spotlight as three parliamentary commissioners descended on the town to look into accusations of bribery in the town’s elections. As St Albans’ most well-known and well-respected individuals were forced to...

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Official Opening of Verulamium

Posted on: 8th May 2015 By: David Thorold

Official Opening of Verulamium

The photo above was taken on 8th May 1939 at the official opening of Verulamium Museum.  The Earl of Harewood, accompanied by his wife Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, declared the Museum open in the presence of 150 invited guests.  The official...

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Teaching Prehistory

Posted on: 18th March 2015 By: Fiona Charlesworth

Teaching Prehistory

The photo above shows replica flint axes being uncovered as part of our new session for teaching prehistory to primary school pupils.Thanks to a grant from Hertfordshire Museums we have developed a session that teaches pupils about the distant past.  Pupils are...

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