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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.  Scroll down the list or used the search tab on the left to see what is on offer.

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 £50.  Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.

Camp: the place on The Hill where the Militia trained Exhibition

(10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday; 2 - 5pm Sunday) Museum of St Albans

Camp: the place on The Hill where the Militia trained Exhibition

This exhibition, curated by Fleetville Diaries, tells the story of the Camp Road area of St Albans. Come along to the Museum of St Albans and visit the exhibition in our Community Gallery.From the foot of Camp Hill to Ashley Road, Camp Road...

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Ancient Egypt Lives Forever - Exhibition

(10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on Sundays.) Museum of St Albans

Ancient Egypt Lives Forever - Exhibition

24th January to 17th May 2015.  A peek into the daily lives of the Egyptians who lived and died during the reigns of the Pharoahs. Homes, hobbies, work, writing and other elements of the daily lives of these people will all feature alongside...

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Take a Cellfie!!! - at the Town Hall

Saturday 31st January 2015 (11am - 3pm)

Take a Cellfie!!! - at the Town Hall

Bring along your smartphone or digital camera and take an extremely unique 'Selfie' down in the cells underneath the Courtroom at the Old Town Hall. This event is free, we only ask that you share your selfies with the HashTag #stalbanscellfieAll ages...

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Egyptian Preparations for Death - for adults

Saturday 7th February 2015 (2pm - 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Egyptian Preparations for Death - for adults

We are delighted that Helen Studwick, Curator of Egypt at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge will be giving a talk about funerary processes and religious belief in Ancient Egyptian culture.  This talk will take place in the lecture room at Verulamium Museum...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 11th February 2015 (11am - 12 noon and again 1.30pm to 2.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt.  Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years.  £1.00 Per child.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Egyptian Myths and Legends - for 6 to11 year olds

Saturday 14th February 2015 (2pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Egyptian Myths and Legends - for 6 to11 year olds

Story telling followed by an Egyptian craft activity.  Suitable for children aged 6 - 11 years old. £2.  Places should be booked in advance either in person at the Museum of St Albans or by phoning 01727 819340.  All...

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Mummy Making - for 6 to 11 year olds

Monday 16th February 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Hear all the gory details of mummification and make your own mini mummy.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds.  £6 (£5 for Young Friends).  Places should be booked in advance either in person at the Museum of St Albans or by phoning Read More >

The River Nile - for 6 to 11 year olds

Wednesday 18th February 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Make a model of this amazing river complete with a crocodile, hippo and boat.  £6 (£5 Young Friends).  Places must be booked in advance either in person at the Museum of St Albans or by phoning 01727 819340.  

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Roman Mosaics - for adults

Saturday 21st February 2015 (10.15am - 12.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Mosaics - for adults

Dermot Lyne, who has worked for St Albans Museums for many years, will be running this morning workshop on the design and construction of Roman mosaics.  It is a perfect opportunity to find out more about the Museum's outstanding collection of mosaics....

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Meet Queen Boudicca - for everyone

Saturday 21st February 2015 (2pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca - for everyone

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 and adult.

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Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt - for adults

Saturday 28th February 2015 (2pm - 3pm) Museum of St Albans

Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt  - for adults

A talk by expert Egyptologist and author, Peter Clayton, on the 19th century artists and travellers who increased awareness of the treasures of Ancient Egypt.  Part of our adult learning programme.  £8 (£7 Friends). Tickets can be bought in person at the...

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Ancient Egypt a Gallery Talk - for everyone

Saturday 28th February 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Museum of St Albans

Ancient Egypt a Gallery Talk - for everyone

A gallery talk by the curator of the temporary exhibition, Ancient Egypt Lives Forever, will offer an insight into some of the artefacts on display.  Free.

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Ptolemaic Egypt - for adults

Saturday 14th March 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Ptolemaic Egypt - for adults

A talk by John Johnston, Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society and author of Unearthed: Classic Tales of the Mummy.  Part of our adult learning programme.   £8 (£7 Friends).  Tickets can be bought in person at the Museum of St Albans...

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Drop-in Badge Making - for 3 to 11 year olds

Saturday 14th March 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Just pop-in to Verulamium Museum and make a badge to take home.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  £1 per badge.

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The Meaning of Art in Ancient Egypt - for Adults

Saturday 28th March 2015 (1pm - 2pm)

The Meaning of Art in Ancient Egypt - for Adults

Dr Campbell Price is the Curator of Egypt at Manchester Museum?  This talk will explore ancient and modern attitudes to Egyptian art.  Part of our adult learning programme.  £8 (£7 Friends).  Tickets can be bought in person at the Museum of St...

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Clothes for a Pear Shaped King - for adults

Thursday 9th April 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Clothes for a Pear Shaped King - for adults

Rosalind Janseen is a Lecturer at UCL's Institute of Education.  She was previously a curator at UCL's Petrie Museum.  This talk will compare Tutankhamun's dress styles with those adopted by his subjects in Ancient Egypt.  Part of our adult learning programme.  £8...

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Gruesome Gods - for 6 to 11 year olds

Monday 13th April 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Hear stories about some amazing Egyptian gods and make a card game based on them.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds.  £6 (£5 for Young Friends).  Places must be booked in advance.  You can buy tickets in person at the museum of St...

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Fabulous Pharaohs - for 6 to 11 year olds

Wednesday 15th April 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Go on a Museum hunt to unlock the identity of a mystery pharaoh and make a souvenir Egyptian mask to take away with you.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds.  £6 (£5 for Young Friends).  Places must be booked in advance.  You can...

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Soul Houses - for 6 to 11 year olds

Thursday 16th April 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm)

Make a brilliant clay model of an Ancient Egyptian soul housE with all the items you would want in the Afterlife.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds.  £6 (£5 for Young Friends).  Places must be booked in advance.  You can buy tickets in...

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Lives of the Pharaohs - for adults

Saturday 25th April 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Lives of the Pharaohs - for adults

Gary Shaw is a doctor of Egyptology and author of The Egyptian Myth: a Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends.  A talk about the domestic lives of the Pharaohs and how they were prepared for the throne.  Part of our adult...

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Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science - for adults

Saturday 2nd May 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science - for adults

Professor David will discuss how and why the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead and how modern science can examine mummies to reveal new information about disease, diet and living conditions.   Part of our adult learning programme.  £8 (£7 Friends). Tickets can...

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Museum of Argument : Vaccinations

Saturday 9th May 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm)

Museum of Argument seeks to open up conversation about society today and in the past through history and art. In this session Elanor Cowland and Mark Freeman will discuss the issue of historical vaccination, and particularly the idea of compulsary particpation in...

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King Tut's Tomb - for everyone

Sunday 10th May 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Museum of St Albans

Step back in time to 1922 to meet archaeologist Howard Carter and find out about his amazing discovery.  Free.  No need to book just drop-in.

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Travelling Artists in Ancient Egypt - for adults

Saturday 16th May 2015 (1pm- 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Travelling Artists in Ancient Egypt - for adults

Following the "rediscovery" of Ancient Egypt during the 17th century, many European artists travelled to ancient sites and recorded the people and places they saw.  Marcel Maree, of the British Museum will present a selection of work by these artists.  Part of...

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Museum of Argument: Prison Education

Saturday 13th June 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm)

Museum of Argument seeks to open up conversation about society today and in the past through history and art.This session will be chaired by BBC Home Affairs Correspondent Danny Shaw and will see Dr Rosalind Crone of the Open University and Rod...

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Museum of Argument: Who Owns Heritage?

Saturday 8th August 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm)

Museum of Argument seeks to open up conversation about society today and in the past through history and art.In conversations ranging from celebrity graves to Victorian Asylums to the ethics of archaeology, this session will include presentations by Dr Jennifer Otter, Stephanie...

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