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What's On

This is the place to find out about what's going on at all of our sites.  As well as exhibitions, St Albans Museums run events, talks and workshops for people of all ages.  

To see what's on offer, scroll down the list, use the search tab on the left or download a PDF of our events from March - May 2016 here>.

Looking for all our June Half Term activities and events in one place? They're on our blog here>

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In addition to the events listed we offer talks for local groups. Topics include historic St Albans, Roman coins and local archaeology.  The standard speaker's fee is from £50. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.



Meet Queen Boudicca at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 28th May 2016 (2pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca at Verulamium Museum

Come along an meet this amazing queen in the Museum galleries.  Story telling sessions by Boudicca at 2.30pm and 3.30pm.  Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Sunday 29th May 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age - Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Viking Invaders holiday activity

Tuesday 31st May 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Viking Invaders holiday activity

Did you know that the Vikings made drinking cups out of the skulls of their enemies?! Find out more fascinating facts about these Norse invaders before making your own Viking ship, complete with a ferocious dragon’s head. Suitable for 6 - 11 year...

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Viking Homes holiday activity

Wednesday 1st June 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Viking Homes holiday activity

Come along and make a brilliant model of a Viking home Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds.Morning (10.30am-12.30pm) or Afternoon (2.00pm-4.00pm) sessions available.Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum...

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 2nd June 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with a Roman theme Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents) All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Friday 3rd June 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with a Roman theme.Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years.Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Life and Time of Alban - Gallery Talk

Saturday 4th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Life and Time of Alban - Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mosaic Gallery Talk

Sunday 5th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaic Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides.  Free, although non residents will need to pay for entry to Verulamium Museum.  No need to book just drop in.

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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 8th June 2016 Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years. This is a regular event that runs on the second Wednesday of every month.   2-4pm, 8th June 2016, Verulamium Museum, £2.00 per participating child....

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House in the Park - Gallery Talk

Saturday 11th June 2016 Verulamium Museum

House in the Park - Gallery Talk

A member of the St Albans Tour Guides leads a guided walk to the hypocaust in Verulamium Park. Meet at Verulamium Museum.  Free.    All children must be accompanied by an adult.   

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Food and Drink Gallery Talk

Sunday 12th June 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Food and Drink Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

Saturday 18th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Roman Domestic Life - Gallery Talk

Sunday 19th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Domestic Life - Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Summer solstice 2016 at the Clock Tower

Monday 20th June 2016

Summer solstice 2016 at the Clock Tower

Come and join us on the longest day of the year to see spectacular views of St Albans in the evening sunshine (hopefully!). This will be a great opportunity to enjoy spectacular views over St Albans and take some fabulous photographs as...

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Leisure Gallery Talk

Saturday 25th June 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Leisure Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.  

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Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 26th June 2016 Verulamium Museum

Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Come and join us for some fabulous stories, activities and Red House Children's Book Award voting at our monthly Sunday Stories session. 3pm – 4pm at Verulamium Museum. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans...

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Iron Age

Sunday 26th June 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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HistoryPin-a-thon

Saturday 2nd July 2016 Verulamium Museum

HistoryPin-a-thon

Do you know your Folly Lane from your Fishpool Street? Do you like old pictures of St Albans? Join us at Verulamium Museum between 1pm-4pm to plot historic images from our collections onto an interactive map of St Albans. Find out more...

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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 13th July 2016 Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years. This is a regular event that runs on the second Wednesday of every month. 2-4pm, 8th June 2016, Verulamium Museum, £2.00 per participating child.  These...

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Ancient Poo - A surprising treasure!

Saturday 16th July 2016 (1.00pm - 3.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Ancient Poo - A surprising treasure!

Drop in to discover the amazing things we can learn about people in the past by looking at what their poo tells us. Take a look at archaeological poo, and have a go at dissecting, studying and even making a pretend poo...

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Curious Coins Family Event

Saturday 23rd July 2016 (2.00pm - 5.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Curious Coins Family Event

Part of the Festival of National Archaeology at Verulamium Museum, joins us for an afternoon of Curious Coins! Try your hand at metal detecting, identifying coins, coin rubbing and stamp a coin to take away with you as a souvenir. £1.00 (Entry charge to...

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Exhibition: Hertfordshire's Hidden Heroines

Saturday 30th July 2016 Verulamium Museum

Exhibition: Hertfordshire's Hidden Heroines

Be inspired by this exhibition sharing nearly 2000 years of astonishing Hertfordshire women, from Edwardian parachutists to pioneers of science. Listen to the stories of some of today’s Hertfordshire heroines in their own words and enjoy original art work inspired by the...

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Story Time Session for Under 7s

Sunday 31st July 2016 (3pm -4pm) Verulamium Museum

Story Time Session for Under 7s

Come and join us for some fabulous stories, activities and Red House Children's Book Award voting. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group.£2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Drama Workshop for 7-12 year olds

Wednesday 3rd August 2016 (10.30am 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Drama Workshop for 7-12 year olds

Come along to our drama workshop run in association with Trestle Theatre to celebrate the exhibition Hertfordshire’s Hidden Heroines. Discover stories of exciting and daring local women and use them as inspiration to create a one-off drama performance. You don’t need experience, just...

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Thursday 4th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Drop-In to the museum between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and colour in your own Roman arena, complete with fighting gladiators. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for...

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Friday 5th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Drop-In to the museum between 2.00pm and 4.00pm and colour in your own Roman arena, complete with fighting gladiators.Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non-residents...

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Roman Inventions

Saturday 6th August 2016 (1.00pm - 3.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Inventions

Drop in and see some of the amazing roman inventions found around the house. Can you work out what the mystery objects were used for? Free (Museum entry charge applies for non-residents)

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 10th August 2016 (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years.£2.00 All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Thursday 11th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Design a roman badge to take away with you. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies)

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Friday 12th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Design a roman badge to take away with you.Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost: £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies)

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The Alf Gentle Slide Collection

Saturday 13th August 2016 (2.00pm - 3.00pm) Verulamium Museum

The Alf Gentle Slide Collection

Back by popular demand, join us for a slide show of local resident Alf Gentle’s images of St Albans. See how many places you recognise and reminisce about how St Albans has changed since the 1960s. Free (Entry charge to the museum...

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Battling for St Albans: holiday activity for 6 11 year olds

Monday 15th August 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Battling for St Albans: holiday activity for 6  11 year olds

Hear the story of Margaret of Anjou and her role in the Wars of the Roses. Make a heraldic banner to take away. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Morning (10.30-12.30) or afternoon (2.00-4.00) sessions are available.Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either...

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Digging for History: holiday activity for 6 11 year olds

Tuesday 16th August 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Digging for History: holiday activity for 6  11 year olds

Find out about how pioneering archaeologist Tessa Wheeler discovered the buried treasures of Verulamium. Design your own mosaic to take home.   Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Morning (10.30-12.30) or afternoon (2.00-4.00) sessions are available. Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in person at...

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Conquering the Air: holiday activity for 6 11 year olds

Wednesday 17th August 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Conquering the Air: holiday activity for 6  11 year olds

Discover the true life tale of Dolly Shepherd and her adventures as a high-flying acrobat and balloonist. Create a hot air balloon to take away. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Morning (10.30-12.30) or afternoon (2.00-4.00) sessions are available.Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance...

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Thursday 18th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Do you have a favourite object? Draw a picture to make into a magnet to take home and decorate your fridge. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years All children must be accompanied by an adult Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the...

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Friday 19th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Do you have a favourite object? Draw a picture to make into a magnet to take home and decorate your fridge. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.All children must be accompanied by an adult.   Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the...

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Put on your party face!

Saturday 20th August 2016 (1.00pm - 3.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Put on your party face!

Help a roman husband and wife get dressed up and ready for a party! Take a look at a roman make-up kit, help the lady choose a hairstyle and jewellery, and make sure the gentleman is looking smart for his evening out. Free...

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Story Time session for under 7s

Sunday 21st August 2016 (3pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Story Time session for under 7s

Come and join us for some fabulous stories, activities and Red House Children's Book Award voting. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group). All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Battling for St Albans: holiday activity for 6 11 year olds

Monday 22nd August 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Battling for St Albans: holiday activity for 6  11 year olds

Hear the story of Margaret of Anjou and her role in the Wars of the Roses. Make a heraldic banner to take away.Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Morning (10.30-12.30) or afternoon (2.00-4.00) sessions are available.Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in...

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Digging for History: holiday activity for 6 11 year olds

Tuesday 23rd August 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Digging for History: holiday activity for 6  11 year olds

Find out about how pioneering archaeologist Tessa Wheeler discovered the buried treasures of Verulamium. Design your own mosaic to take home. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Morning (10.30-12.30) or afternoon (2.00-4.00) sessions are available.Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in person at...

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Conquering the Air: holiday activity for 6 11 year olds

Wednesday 24th August 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm & 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Conquering the Air: holiday activity for 6  11 year olds

Discover the true life tale of Dolly Shepherd and her adventures as a high-flying acrobat and balloonist. Create a hot air balloon to take away.Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Morning (10.30-12.30) or afternoon (2.00-4.00) sessions are available.Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance...

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Thursday 25th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic keyring Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies)

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Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Friday 26th August 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers Drop-In Activity

Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic keyring Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years.All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies)

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