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Verulamium Museum


St Michael's, St Albans, AL3 4SW. Front desk telephone: 01727 751 810. Email >
The Museum of Everyday Life in Roman Britain
Verulamium was the third largest city of Roman Britain and the museum, stands on the site of the Roman town.  Families are always welcome at our museum. Inside you will find:
  • recreated Roman rooms and hands-on discovery areas
  • The Sandridge Hoard - a collection of Roman gold coins, more info>
  • a video about the excavations, and of course
  • some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean
  • a gift shop in partnership with The British Museum with a wide range of products from pocket-money items to books, jewellery and decorative pieces.
Opening hours 
Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5.30pm (last admission at 5pm)
Sunday: 2pm to 5.30pm (last admission at 5pm)
During Bank Holidays we are usually open normal hours. 
Please note: during term-time, we often have school groups visiting, so the gallery can get busy during certain periods, but is generally quieter after about 3pm. If you have any concerns, do give us a ring.
Admission to Verulamium Museum
Adults - £5.00          Children (under 16s) - £2.50          Under 5s - Free          Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) - £12
Senior Citizens (60+) and concessions inc. students (with proof of status) - £3.50
Groups of over 15 people - £2.50 each
Residents of St Albans District (with proof of residency) - Free   |   Friends of St Albans Museums - Free   |   Carers - Free 
Assistance dogs / guide dogs are welcome, but no other dogs.
Joint admission to Verulamium Museum and the Roman Theatre (not applicable to group or school bookings)
Adults £6.50          Child - £3.50          Family - £16.00
Senior citizen, student and other concessions - £5.00
The remains of the Roman Theatre are 3 minutes walk from the Museum and managed separately by The Gorhambury Estate.
The theatre is open daily: 1st March to 31st October: 10am-5pm; 1st November to 28th February: 10am-4pm.

Families at Verulamium 
Check out our family activities and events on our What's On pages. We also have a selection of free activity sheets for children of all ages + dressing up clothes available in the museum on weekends and school holidays.
Sneak preview You can have a peek inside the galleries and take a virtual tour around using Google Street View  here (images from 2012), or look at the layout via our internal plan.

Schools / Education    
Please visit our Learning pages for information about schools visits, education sessions and outreach.

Venue hire 
If you are interested in hiring our gallery space or lecture rooms for an event or meeting, click here>.
By car: for SatNavs, use AL3 4SW. The museum is about 6 minutes drive from St Albans Town Centre, accessible via St Michael's Street or off Bluehouse Hill (the A4147). Please note you cannot turn right off here, if you are heading north and will need to go up to the roundabout and turn around. See our note re. parking below.
By bus: the 300 and 301 Stevenage to Hemel Hempstead bus runs between St Albans City station, St Peter's Street in the town centre and St Michael's Church just round the corner from the museum. More details>.
On foot: we are about a 20 minute pleasant walk from the Town Centre - you can walk all the way down George Street, then Fishpool Street - some of the oldest streets in the city, or come via the Abbey and Verulamium Park.
By train: St Albans is on two train lines - the Thameslink line to St Albans City (Bedford/Brighton/London), about a 30 minute walk away + the Abbey Flyer line from Watford Junction to St Albans Abbey, about 20 mins walk through the Park. 
Please note: at weekends or on sunny days, the car park can get busy. There is a pay and display NCP car park right in front of the museum which has 150 spaces, including 7 disabled bays and 2 coach spaces and is open 24 hours.  Additional public car parks are available at Westminster Lodge leisure centre at the bottom of Holywell Hill, or in the town centre (both a pleasant 15 min walk across the park). There are also a handful of spaces on King Harry Lane (Bluehouse Hill end).
Verulamium Museum is wheelchair-accessible - the entrance, shop and galleries are all on one level and there is a lift to reach the accessible WC in the basement. There is a sloped path from the NCP car park to the entrance, the glass doors are quite heavy to open but staff can assist. We do not have an audioguide available but can offer sessions for specific groups subject to availability by prior arrangement - please enquire. (We are currently putting together a more detailed Practical Guide and Visual Story for visitors which will be available online soon - do let us know if you'd like a copy in advance.)
More to see
After your visit to Verulamium Museum you can explore other remains of the Roman town.  By taking a short stroll across Verulamium Park you can visit the Hypocaust. There, you can see a Roman mosaic where it was discovered, in the remains of a Roman house. The Park covers most of the Roman town, and today boasts a lovely lake, plenty of wildlife, and children's play areas. 
By walking 3 minutes in the other direction you can visit the remains of a wonderful Roman theatre, for more details visit the Gorhambury Estate's website.
Your visit
For links to other local sites and groups + places to eat near Verulamium Museum, click here>