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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, we run events, talks and workshops for people of all ages.  
Scroll down the list, use the search tab on the left or download a PDF of our events from December - February here.

Looking for an overview of all the activities we have on over Christmas this year? Find more info 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.

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 14th December 2016 Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 14th December 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm   This month we’re getting festive with a Christmas themed story and craft activity, as well as a hunt around the museum. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an adult. £2.00...

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Celebrating Saturnalia at Verulamium Museum

Monday 19th December 2016

Celebrating Saturnalia at Verulamium Museum

Monday 19th – Friday 23rd December 2pm – 4pm Join us at the museum to celebrate the Roman festival of Saturnalia. Make decorative wreaths and baubles to take home to your family – you can even make extra ones to help us...

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12 Days of Christmas Trail at Verulamium Museum

Tuesday 27th December 2016 Verulamium Museum

12 Days of Christmas Trail at Verulamium Museum

Tuesday 27th – Friday 30th December 10am – 5pm “On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…” Explore the museum with a very special Roman themed ‘12 days of Christmas’ trail. We invite you to scour the museum...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 11th January 2017 (10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Wednesday 11th January 10.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm  Tots Tales Join us for our first Tots Tales of the year and enjoy stories, a craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an...

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The Alf Gentle Slide Collection

Saturday 14th January 2017 Verulamium Museum

The Alf Gentle Slide Collection

Saturday 14th January 2pm – 3pm 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...

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Alf Gentle HistoryPin

Saturday 14th January 2017 (3pm to 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Alf Gentle HistoryPin

Saturday 14th January 3pm – 4pm Alf Gentle HistoryPin Following the talk on Alf Gentle’s slide collection, there will be an opportunity to explore the images on our database and get involved in plotting historic images from our collections onto an interactive...

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Archaeology Apprentices

Saturday 28th January 2017 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices

Saturday 28th January 2.15pm and 3.15pm Archaeology Apprentices Come along and join in our simulated archaeology dig. Help us peel back layers of time to see what people in the past have left behind and discover what we can learn from the finds. Suitable for...

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Walking Talking Buildings

Sunday 29th January 2017 (11am and 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Walking Talking Buildings

Sunday 29th January 11am and 2.30pm Walking Talking Buildings Did you know that melons were once grown in the gardens around St Peter’s Street? Or that the Clock Tower bell was rung at the start of the First Battle of St Albans in 1455?...

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Spotlight on History: The Dambusters Raid

Wednesday 1st February 2017 (7.30pm to 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: The Dambusters Raid

Wednesday 1st February 7.30pm – 8.30pm Spotlight on History: The Dambusters Raid An illustrated talk by David Keen telling the story of the scientists, engineers and aircrew who carried out the most famous bombing operation of the Second World War. £5.00

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 8th February 2017 (10.30am to 11.30am and 1.30pm to 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Wednesday 8th February 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Tots Tales Join us for space themed story, craft activity and a museum hunt, inspired by the Aliens Stole My Underpants book. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by...

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Spotlight on History: 180 years of Policing in St Albans

Wednesday 8th February 2017 (7.30pm to 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: 180 years of Policing in St Albans

Wednesday 8th February 7.30pm – 8.30pm Spotlight on History: 180 years of Policing in St Albans The St Albans Borough Police was formed in 1836. Join us for a talk by Nik Pringle on the history of the Hertfordshire constabulary and policing...

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A History of the Heart

Saturday 11th February 2017 (2pm - 3pm) Verulamium Museum

A History of the Heart

Saturday 11th February 2pm – 3pm A History of the Heart by Dr Stef Eastoe The heart is an enduring and universal symbol.  The Ancient Greeks saw the heart as the seat of the soul, the Egyptians as the centre of life...

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Ancient Poo - A surprising treasure!

Monday 13th February 2017 (11am to 1pm) Verulamium Museum

Ancient Poo - A surprising treasure!

Monday 13th February 11am – 1pm 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...

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Crafty Capers - Holiday Activity

Monday 13th February 2017 (2pm-4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers - Holiday Activity

Monday 13th February 2pm-4pm Crafty Capers Drop-in craft activities with a Valentine theme. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. £1.50.

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Roman Inventions

Tuesday 14th February 2017 (11am to 1pm)

Roman Inventions

Tuesday 14th February 11am – 1pm Roman Inventions Did you know the Romans invented sewers and central heating? Drop in and see some of the amazing roman inventions found around the house. Can you work out what the mystery objects were used...

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Crafty Capers - Holiday Activity

Tuesday 14th February 2017 (2pm to 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers - Holiday Activity

Tuesday 14th February 2pm – 4pm Crafty Capers Drop-in craft activities with a Valentine theme. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. £1.50.

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Knights Tales Half term holiday activity for 6 to 11 year olds.

Wednesday 15th February 2017 (10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Knights Tales Half term holiday activity for 6 to 11 year olds.

Wednesday 15th February 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm Knights’ Tales Half term holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Listen to some Norman stories and discover what life as a Norman Knight was like.  Make your own shield and...

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Spotlight on History: Hertfordshire and the Slave Trade

Wednesday 15th February 2017 (7.30pm to 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: Hertfordshire and the Slave Trade

Wednesday 15 February 7.30pm – 8.30pm Spotlight on History: Hertfordshire and the Slave Trade Learn how Hertfordshire people were actively involved in the fight for freedom in Britain, the West Indies and America. Hear the stories of some of those involved in...

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Capture the Castle Half term holiday activity for 6 to 11 year olds.

Thursday 16th February 2017 (10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Capture the Castle  Half term holiday activity for 6 to 11 year olds.

Thursday 16th February 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm Capture the Castle Half term holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Find out all about sieges 11th century style and make your own motte and bailey castle model to take...

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The St Albans Story: A Graphic Novel Half term holiday activity for 8 to 13 year olds.

Friday 17th February 2017 (10.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4pm) Verulamium Museum

The St Albans Story: A Graphic Novel   Half term holiday activity for 8 to 13 year olds.

Friday 17th February 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm The St Albans Story: A Graphic Novel Half term holiday activity for 8 – 13 year olds. Discover the stories of this historic cathedral city and make your own comic book based...

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Meet Queen Boudicca - for everyone

Sunday 19th February 2017 (2pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca - for everyone

Sunday 19th February 2pm – 4.30pm Meet Queen Boudicca Come along and meet this amazing queen in the museum galleries. Find out what happened when she met the Romans.Story telling sessions by Boudicca at 2.30pm and 3.30 pm. Free.

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Spotlight on History: A History of Cassiobury in Watford

Wednesday 22nd February 2017 (7.30pm to 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: A History of Cassiobury in Watford

Wednesday 22 February 7.30pm – 8.30pm Spotlight on History: A History of Cassiobury in Watford This talk about the former seat of the Earls of Essex and the much-loved public park will be richly illustrated with fine art from Watford Museum's collections by its Curator Sarah Priestley....

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