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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 September to November 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.

Tots Tales

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

Tots Tales

Tots Tales Wednesday 13th December, 10.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 12.45pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by The Gruffalo’s Child by Julia Donaldson. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years,...

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Wednesday 20th December 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade

Crafts in the Colonnade Wednesday 20th December, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) Join us for our popular Crafts in the Colonnade, for some festive crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £1.50 (museum...

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 21st December 2017 (All Day) Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Museum ExplorersThursday 21st December, 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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Crafts in the Colonnade

Wednesday 27th December 2017 (2pm - 4pm)

Crafts in the Colonnade

Crafts in the Colonnade Wednesday 27th December, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) Join us for our popular Crafts in the Colonnade, for some festive crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. £1.50 (museum...

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 28th December 2017 (All Day) Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Museum ExplorersThursday 28th December, 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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Tots Tales

Wednesday 10th January 2018 (10.30am - 11.30am, 11.45am - 12.45pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Tots Tales Wednesday 10th January, 10.30am – 11.30am, 11.45am – 12.45pm and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by Kipper's Snowy Day by Mick Inkpen. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years,...

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Archaeological Apprentices

Saturday 27th January 2018 (2.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeological 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. This activity will be running at 2.15pm and...

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Spotlight on History: Many a fight over a barrel of horse manure!

Wednesday 7th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: Many a fight over a barrel of horse manure!

Take a journey through twentieth century St Albans, hearing the experiences of those who lived and worked here.  The talk will include extracts from the museum’s oral history collection. Hear how money could be made by collecting horse manure on St Peters...

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Crack the Code Museum Trail

Monday 12th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Crack the Code Museum Trail

Explore the museum for clues to the Roman words and phrases hidden around the galleries. Monday 12th February, all day Free. 

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Tuesday 13th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade

Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Tuesday 13th February, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) £1.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Wednesday 14th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade

Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Wednesday 14th February, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) £1.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Spotlight on History: The changing use of St Albans Town Hall

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Spotlight on History: The changing use of St Albans Town Hall

From its construction in 1831, St Albans Town Hall was designed as a civic building for the benefit of the public. Within its walls, local magistrates presided over trials and the mayor and councillors governed the district, while dances and lectures took...

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 15th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum. What will you discover as you venture into Verulamium Museum? Thursday 15th February, all day Free (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Meet the Conservator

Thursday 15th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Meet the Conservator

Come along and chat to our Conservator who will be in action in the galleries, cleaning and caring for our collections. Thursday 15th February, 2 – 4 pm Free (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Family Fridays - Time for Tea

Friday 16th February 2018

Family Fridays - Time for Tea

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. Friday 16th February, 11am – 1pm (last entry 12.40pm) £2.50 (museum entry charge applies to all...

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Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 17th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

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!    Saturday 17th February, 2.30pm and 3.30pm Free (museum entry charge applies to all...

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Spotlight on History: Mobilisation 1914

Wednesday 21st February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: Mobilisation 1914

On the day war was declared in August 1914, the British arrested every German spy in Britain. This talk will explain how the British discovered the Kaiser’s spy ring, how the British Army and Royal Navy went to war and focus on...

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Spotlight on History: The M1 - how was it built?

Wednesday 28th February 2018 Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: The M1 - how was it built?

In the 1950s, a plan was developed to create the M1 motorway, linking London to Yorkshire. Using wartime airfield construction techniques and battling extremely tough winter conditions, the southern stretch of the M1 near St Albans was built in 18 months, opening...

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Tots Tales March 2018

Wednesday 14th March 2018 Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales March 2018

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired byThe Treasure Hunt by Nick Butterworth.Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an adult. An extra session has been added due to popular demand but please book...

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Monday 2nd April 2018

Crafts in the Colonnade

Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd April, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) £1.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 5th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Museum Explorers

Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum. What will you discover as you venture into Verulamium Museum? Thursday 5th April, all day Free (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Meet Queen Boudicca

Thursday 5th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca

Come along and meet the amazing queen of the Iceni tribe who led a revolt against the Romans right here in Verulamium. Thursday 5th April, 2pm and 3pm Free (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents).

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Family Fridays: Iron Age Houses

Friday 6th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays: Iron Age Houses

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. Friday 6th April, 11am – 1pm (last entry 12.40pm) £2.50 (museum entry charge applies to all...

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Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 8th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Meet a Roman soldier at Verulamium Museum

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!   Sunday 8th April, 2.30pm and 3.30pm Free (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Crafts in the Colonnade

Monday 9th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Crafts in the Colonnade

Simple crafts inspired by the museum’s collections.  All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th April, 2pm – 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) £1.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Tots Tales April 2018

Wednesday 11th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales April 2018

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired byLost and Found by Oliver Jeffers.  Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an adult. An extra session has been added due to popular demand but please book...

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Museum Explorers

Thursday 12th April 2018

Museum Explorers

Borrow items from our explorer kit to help you investigate the museum. What will you discover as you venture into Verulamium Museum? Thursday 12th April, all day Free (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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Family Fridays: Ancient Jewellery

Friday 13th April 2018 Verulamium Museum

Family Fridays: Ancient Jewellery

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. Friday 13th April, 11am – 1pm (last entry 12.40pm) £2.50 (museum entry charge applies to all non-residents).

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