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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.

Mental Health Care in St Albans

Posted on: 11th May 2015 By: Stef Eastoe

Mental Health Care in St Albans

Hertfordshire has a rich and diverse history in the care and treatment of the mentally ill, a past which stretches back well into the 19th century.  Indeed, by the Edwardian period there were five asylums in the St Albans area; Harperbary, Hill End, Shenley, Cell Barnes,...

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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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Knitting from the Archives

Posted on: 2nd May 2015 By: Sue Davies

Knitting from the Archives

Inspired to demonstrate the usefulness of the reserve collections I recently used a 75 year old knitting pattern held by St Albans Museums. The black and white image above is from the original 1940s pattern and the other shows me with my...

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