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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
  • 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
Sneak preview - you can have a peek inside the museum galleries via our internal plan or via Google Street View (images from 2012). Click here to take a virtual tour around >
 
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 open normal hours. For Christmas & New Year opening, check with the museum. 
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 and Concessions - £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
Assistance dogs / guide dogs are welcome, but no other dogs.
 
Joint admission to Verulamium Museum and the Roman Theatre
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.

Schools / Education
Please visit our Learning pages for information about schools visits, education sessions and outreach.
 
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.
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. 
 
Parking
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. At weekends or on sunny days, it can get busy. Additional public car parks are available at Westminster Lodge leisure centre at the bottom of Holywell Hill (a pleasant 15 min walk across the park), or in the town centre
 
Accessibility
Verulamium Museum is wheelchair-accessible. Entrance, shop and galleries are all on one level and there is a lift to reach the accessible WC. We do not have an audioguide available.
 
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>