St Albans Museums Staff
[To contact St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust - the registered charity and key partner of the Museums, please visit their website.]
For general enquiries, please contact the front desk at Verulamium Museum on 01727 751 810.
Kate Warren (Museum Manager)
As head of the Museum Service, Kate is responsible for the finances and strategic direction of the service.
Tickets for Events (Operations Team)
Tickets for holiday activities, talks and workshops are booked via Verulamium Museum currently unless otherwise specified. They can be bought in person or by phoning the number below.
Verulamium - 01727 751810
Liz Gloyn (Bookings Officer)
Liz deals with all school bookings and private hires. The phones can be very busy at times and email may be a better way to get in touch. Please look at the Learning pages first, before contacting us. [For bookings for events and holiday activities, please ring the front desk on 01727 751 810].
Catherine Newley (Audience Development Manager)
Catherine manages the Audience Development Team, including the curators, learning officers and volunteer coordinator.
David Thorold (Curator, Pre-historic to Medieval)
Based at Verulamium Museum David looks after collections from pre-historic times to the Medieval era. He is an archaeologist with particular expertise in coins.
Simon West (District Archaeologist)
Simon has worked for St Albans City and District for 20 years and has excellent knowledge of the district's archaeology. Half of his time is spent working on planning applications at the Council offices.
Sarah Keeling (Curator, Post Medieval to Contemporary)
Currently based at Verulamium Museum, Sarah looks after collections from the 15th Century to the present day.
Philippa Walton (Finds Liaison Officer)
Philippa is now on maternity leave.
She records archaeological finds discovered by members of the public. This post is funded by the DCMS as part of the Portable Antiquities Scheme and is based at Verulamium but works across Hertfordshire & Bedfordshire.
Finds: We are not currently able to process finds for identification and recording.
Treasure: If you have something you think is treasure - please do report this to us, for the moment to David Thorold (see contact details above).
Objects that count as treasure (broadly) are: Objects comprised mostly of silver or gold and more than 300 years old; 2 or more coins of silver or gold and more than 300 years old (a single coin is not treasure); 10 or more coins of bronze and more than 300 years old; Pre-historic metalwork.
Alison Foster (Conservator of Collections)
Alison's role is to manage our collections care policy and carry out preventative and remedial conservation for both the displayed and stored collections. She will be working with volunteers and placement participants to achieve this.
01727 751 825
Eleanor Payne (Learning and Interpretation Officer)
Eleanor is responsible for the schools programme and overseeing the team of part-time teachers who deliver our very popular school sessions. She also organises school holiday activities. Please visit our Learning pages for more info.
Phil Humphrey (Senior Museums Assistant)
Phil oversees the operation of the museums, including the shop and the front of house team.
Tracy Morris (Museum Support Officer)
Tracy works with all the team, supporting them through administration and helping everything run smoothly. Her standard working days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.
Julia Good (Volunteer Co-ordinator)
We have an amazing team of volunteers supporting us, who get involved with a whole range of projects and activities - we couldn’t do what we do without them.
If you're interested, email Julia and we’ll keep you updated as and when we add new volunteering roles.