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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 and print a PDF of our events from June - August 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 £75. Please get in touch to discuss how we can help.

For other local events, sites and listings, visit www.enjoystalbans.com or visitherts.co.uk.

Family Fridays

Friday 18th August 2017 (11.00am to 1.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays

Family Fridays Local Heroes and Heroines 11 am – 1 pm Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections.  Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home. Please note that last ticket...

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Verulamium Revealed

Saturday 19th August 2017 (2.00 pm to 3.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Verulamium Revealed

Verulamium RevealedSaturday 19th August, 2pm – 3pm Geophysical surveys of Verulamium Park have revealed new secrets of the Roman town. Kris Lockyear, Senior Lecturer of Archaeology at UCL has been leading the research and will be giving a talk to showcase more...

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Saturday Sightseeing

Saturday 19th August 2017 (10.00am to 5.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Saturday Sightseeing

Saturday SightseeingSaturdays in August, all dayStart your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.Free.

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Crafts in the Colonnade - drop-in activity

Monday 21st August 2017 (2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade - drop-in activity

Crafts in the Colonnade, drop-in activityMondays in August, 2pm – 4pmA simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon! Please note that last ticket sales will be at 3.40pm to allow time for the activity and...

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Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 22nd August 2017 (10.00am to 5.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Crack the Code Museum TrailTuesdays in August, all dayExplore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.Free 

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Show and Tell

Wednesday 23rd August 2017 (11.00 am and 2.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell

Show and TellWednesdays in August, 11am and 2pmCome along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.Free.

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Animal felting - Creative art workshops

Thursday 24th August 2017 (10.30 am -12.00 pm and 2pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Animal felting - Creative art workshops

Animal felting - Creative art workshops Thursday 24th August, 10.30 am – 12.00 pm and 2pm – 3.30pm   Join this bookable session working with textile artist Anne-Marie Stijelja to create your own felted image inspired by the animal brooches in the museum...

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 24th August 2017 (10.00am to 5.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Museum ExplorersThursdays in August, all dayBorrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?Free

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Family Fridays

Friday 25th August 2017 (11.00am to 1.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays

Family Fridays 11 am – 1 pm Tudor Traditions Explore a different theme each week of the summer with a drop-in craft and learning session inspired by our collections.  Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home. Please note that last ticket sales will...

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Meet a Roman Soldier

Saturday 26th August 2017 (2.00 pm and 3.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet a Roman Soldier

Meet a Roman Soldier Saturday 26th August, 2pm and 3pm Come along to Verulamium Museum to learn all about life as a Roman soldier. Free.

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Saturday Sightseeing

Saturday 26th August 2017 (10.00am to 5.30pm)

Saturday Sightseeing

Saturday SightseeingSaturdays in August, all dayStart your Sightseeing Saturday with a trip to Verulamium Museum and collect an ideas and activity sheet to help you explore other places of interest in St Albans.Free.

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A Curious Conversation at St Albans Cathedral

Saturday 26th August 2017

A Curious Conversation at St Albans Cathedral

A Curious Conversation, pop-up museum, at St Albans Cathedral Saturday 26th August Drop in, Free Artist Lyndall Phelps has curated  A Curious Conversation  which features a range of objects from the Museum’s collection including archaeology, art, natural history and social history alongside new...

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Crafts in the Colonnade - drop-in activity

Monday 28th August 2017 (2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade - drop-in activity

Crafts in the Colonnade, drop-in activityMondays in August, 2pm – 4pmA simple make and take craft activity to keep you busy on a Monday afternoon! Please note that last ticket sales will be at 3.40pm to allow time for the activity and...

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Crack the Code Museum Trail

Tuesday 29th August 2017 (10.00am to 5.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Crack the Code Museum TrailTuesdays in August, all dayExplore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries.Free  

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Show and Tell

Wednesday 30th August 2017 (11.00 am and 2.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Show and Tell

Show and TellWednesdays in August, 11am and 2pmCome along and discover the secrets of our museum collections with a short talk or handling session.Free.

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 31st August 2017 (10.00am to 5.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Museum ExplorersThursdays in August, all dayBorrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum, what will you discover?Free 

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Heritage Open Days - Rainbow Trail

Thursday 7th September 2017 (3pm - 5pm) Verulamium Museum

Heritage Open Days - Rainbow Trail

Rainbow trail around the museum Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September, 3pm – 5pm As part of Heritage Open Days, join us for a family-friendly trail around the museum to help you explore the history of Verulamium, including gods, goddesses and everyday...

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Heritage Open Days - Out and About With the Romans

Saturday 9th September 2017 (12pm and 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Heritage Open Days - Out and About With the Romans

Out and About with the Romans Saturday 9th September, 12pm and 3pm Meander through the museum on a guided tour that explores identity and hear stories of Roman life that might intrigue, surprise and excite you when compared with our traditional social...

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Heritage Open Days - Rainbow mosaic craft activity

Saturday 9th September 2017 (12pm 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Heritage Open Days - Rainbow mosaic craft activity

Rainbow mosaic craft activity Saturday 9th September, 12pm – 4pm Help us create a rainbow-themed mural, inspired by our famous shell mosaic in our sun-dappled colonnade. Free entry for all.

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Heritage Open Days - St Albans Clock Tower

Thursday 7th September 2017 (10.30am - 5.00pm) Clock Tower

Heritage Open Days - St Albans Clock Tower

St Albans Clock Tower Thursday 7th – Sunday 10th September, 10.30am – 5pm For four days only, entry to St Albans Clock Tower is free. Climb the 93 steps to see glorious views of the city, experience the “St Albans: Life on...

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Sunrise at the Clock Tower

Sunday 10th September 2017 (5.30am - 7am) Clock Tower

Sunrise at the Clock Tower

Sunrise at the Clock Tower Sunday 10th September, 5.30am – 7am A chance to see the view from the Clock Tower at sunrise, for those who fancy an early start! Free.

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Heritage Open Days - Rainbow Trail

Sunday 10th September 2017 (2pm - 5pm) Verulamium Museum

Heritage Open Days - Rainbow Trail

Rainbow trail around the museum Sunday 10th September, 2pm – 5pm A family-friendly trail around the museum to help you explore the history of Verulamium, including gods, goddesses and everyday life, from a LGBTQ perspective. Free entry for all.

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 13th September 2017 (10.30am - 11.30am, 11.45am - 12.45pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Tots Tales Wednesday 13th September, 10.30am – 11.30am11.45am – 12.45pm 1.30pm – 2.30pm Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years,...

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Fragments Exhibition in St Albans Clock Tower

Wednesday 27th September 2017 (10.30am - 5.00pm) Clock Tower

Fragments  Exhibition in St Albans Clock Tower

Fragments Exhibition in St Albans Clock Tower Wednesday 27th September – Sunday 1st October, 10.30am – 5pm Artist Abi Spendlove works in a variety of mediums exploring themes of temporality, memory, process and exchange. Responding in her own way to the museum...

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A Curious Conversation at Culture in Cottonmill

Saturday 7th October 2017 (10.30am - 4pm)

A Curious Conversation at Culture in Cottonmill

Culture in Cottonmill Saturday 7th October, 10.30am – 4pm For one day only, St Julian’s Church in Cottonmill hosts a community exhibition featuring local artists and demonstrations and our pop-up museum will be making an appearance. A Curious Conversation by artist Lyndall Phelps features...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 11th October 2017 (10.30am - 11.30am, 11.45am - 12.45pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Wednesday 11th October, 10.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 12.45pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Tots Tales Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by Whatever Next by Jill Murphy. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an adult....

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Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 21st October 2017 (2pm and 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum Saturday 21st October, 2pm and 3pm In 61AD, Boudicca led an uprising against the Romans in Colchester, London and Verulamium. Discover what life was like as a Roman Soldier at Verulamium during the Boudican revolt! ...

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Monday 23rd October 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade

Crafts in the Colonnade Monday 23rd October, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) A simple drop-in make and take craft activity to keep you busy! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £1.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Tuesday 24th October 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade

Crafts in the Colonnade Tuesday 24th October, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) A simple drop-in make and take craft activity to keep you busy! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £1.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Roman Paper Engineering - Bookable session

Wednesday 25th October 2017 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Paper Engineering - Bookable session

Roman Paper Engineering - Bookable session Wednesday 25th October, 10.30am – 12.30pm Back by popular demand, another opportunity to work with illustrator and paper engineer John O’Leary to create wonderful Roman themed masterpieces!  In this session, participants will learn how to use paper to create...

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Roman Paper Engineering - Drop In Session

Wednesday 25th October 2017 (1.30pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Paper Engineering - Drop In Session

Roman Paper Engineering Wednesday 25th October, 1.30pm – 4.00pm (last entry 3.40pm) In this drop-in session, help to co-create a giant work of three dimensional art! Suitable for ages 5 and over. Please note that at busy times our drop-in activities can be extremely...

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 26th October 2017 (All Day) Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Museum Explorers Thursday 26th October, all day Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum. What will you discover as you venture into Verulamium Museum? Free (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).  

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Family Fridays - Puppets

Friday 27th October 2017 (11am - 1pm)

Family Fridays - Puppets

Family Fridays – Puppets Friday 27th October, 11am – 1pm (last entry 12.40pm) Explore our collections with a drop-in craft and learning session.  Handle artefacts and make a souvenir to take home. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £2.50...

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A History of Pubs and Brewing in St Albans

Friday 27th October 2017 (7pm - 8pm) Verulamium Museum

A History of Pubs and Brewing in St Albans

A History of Pubs and Brewing in St Albans Friday 27th October, 7pm – 8pm To celebrate Museums at Night, learn about the history of St Albans’ many pubs and inns with a talk by Curator David Thorold. The talk will be followed by...

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Shadow Puppet Roman Myths and Legends

Saturday 28th October 2017 (5.30pm and 6.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Shadow Puppet Roman Myths and Legends

Shadow Puppet Roman Myths and Legends Saturday 28th October, 5.30pm and 6.30pm Soak up the atmosphere of Verulamium Museum at dusk with special family-friendly puppet show performances as part of the national Museums at Night celebrations.  Wonder at the storytelling and explore the puppets...

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Tots Tales

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

Tots Tales

Tots Tales Wednesday 8th November, 10.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 12.45pm and 1.30am – 2.30pm Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by The Slightly Annoying Elephant by David Walliams. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by...

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Meet Tessa Wheeler!

Saturday 18th November 2017 (2pm & 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Tessa Wheeler!

Meet Tessa Wheeler! Saturday 18th November, 2pm and 3pm  In the 1930s, Tessa Wheeler and her husband Mortimer led archaeological digs at Verulamium and discovered lots about the Roman town. Hear stories of the original Verulamium excavations with our storyteller archaeologist. Free (museum entry charge...

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Mosaic workshop for adults

Saturday 25th November 2017 (10am - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaic workshop for adults

Mosaic workshop for adults Saturday 25th November, 10am – 4pm Taking inspiration from our Roman mosaics, join us for a workshop to create your own mosaic masterpiece to take away. Audrey Montet, of Montet Designs, will guide you through the process of making a...

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