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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 March - May here.

Looking for an overview of all the activities we have on over the February half term holidays 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

Wednesday 8th March 2017 (10.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Wednesday 8th March 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Tots Tales Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by the book A Rumble in the Jungle by Giles Andreae Suitable for children aged 2 – 4...

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Archaeology Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 25th March 2017 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices Saturday 25th March 2.15pm and 3.15pmCome 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...

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Crafty Capers

Saturday 25th March 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Crafty Capers - Saturday 25th March 2pm – 4pm With Mother’s Day this weekend, make a card for someone you love. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity, £1.50.

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Keep Calm and Colour On - Holiday Activity

Tuesday 4th April 2017 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Keep Calm and Colour On - Holiday Activity

Keep Calm and Colour On Tuesday 4th April 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm School holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Make your own T-shirt inspired by the famous wartime slogan and discover the impact of posters both in war and...

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Memories and Mementos - Holiday Activity

Wednesday 5th April 2017 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Memories and Mementos - Holiday Activity

Memories and Mementos Wednesday 5th April 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm School holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Hear stories from two perspectives of wartime: the home front and from soldiers writing home to loved ones.  Discover the mementos that became...

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Crafty Capers

Thursday 6th April 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Crafty Capers - Thursday 6th & Friday 7th April 2pm-4 pm Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, create your own ‘Visit St Albans’ poster and make an aeroplane mobile to take home. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity,...

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Crafty Capers

Friday 7th April 2017 (2pm - 4 pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Crafty Capers - Thursday 6th & Friday 7th April 2pm-4 pmInspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, create your own ‘Visit St Albans’ poster and make an aeroplane mobile to take home.Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult.Drop in activity,...

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Paper engineering workshop

Tuesday 11th April 2017 (10.30 am - 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Paper engineering workshop

Paper engineering workshop Tuesday 11th April, 10.30 am – 3pm Learn to make pop-ups with popular illustrator and paper engineer John O'Leary. Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, build on basic techniques and folds to create 3D designs exploring ideas of...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 12th April 2017 (10.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Tots Tales Wednesday 12th April 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by the book Five Minute’s Peace by Jill Murphy. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an...

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Front Page News - Tales and Tabloids Holiday Activity

Wednesday 12th April 2017 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Front Page News - Tales and Tabloids Holiday Activity

Front Page News – tales and tabloids Wednesday 12th April 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm School holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Turn reporter for the day!  Come along braced with your own stories and hear some new...

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Crafty Capers

Friday 14th April 2017 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Crafty CapersFriday 14th April 2-4 pm Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, create your own ‘Visit St Albans’ poster and make an aeroplane mobile to take home. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity, £1.50.

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Crafty Capers

Thursday 13th April 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Crafty CapersThursday 13th & Friday 14th April 2-4 pm Inspired by our exhibition ‘All in it Together’, create your own ‘Visit St Albans’ poster and make an aeroplane mobile to take home. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity, £1.50.

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Meet a Roman Soldier

Saturday 15th April 2017 (2.30 pm and 3.30 pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet a Roman Soldier

Meet a Roman Soldier Saturday 15th April, 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm Marcus Aurelius Saturnius, a Roman merchant selling olive oils and spices from around the Roman Empire is visiting Verulamium!  Originally from Carthago in North Africa, Marcus served in the Roman army for...

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Muslims in the First World War - Talk

Wednesday 26th April 2017 (7pm - 8pm) Verulamium Museum

Muslims in the First World War - Talk

Muslims in the First World War - Wednesday 26th April, 7pm – 8pm Join us for a talk about the experiences of the hundreds of thousands of Muslim soldiers who fought for Britain during the First World War. Historian and former advisor to...

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Mosaic Workshop (for adults)

Saturday 29th April 2017 (10am - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaic Workshop (for adults)

Come enjoy a creative and relaxing day of mosaicing at Verulamium Museum. Surrounded by wonderful Roman mosaics and St Albans' beautiful Verulamium Park, you're guaranteed to have a good day out! Come learn about the ancient art form and spend the day...

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Food traditions of St Albans

Saturday 6th May 2017 (2pm - 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Food traditions of St Albans

Food traditions of St Albans - Saturday 6th May, 2pm – 3pm Join us for an illustrated talk about food in St Albans. Using images from our collection we will look at shops, cafes & restaurants in St Albans and how our shopping,...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 10th May 2017 (10.30am - 11.30am and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Tots Tales Wednesday 10th May 10.30am – 11.30am and 1.30pm – 2.30pm Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt inspired by the book Commotion in the Ocean by Giles Andreae. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years, accompanied by an...

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Chocolate replicas ... seeing double!

Thursday 11th May 2017 (7pm - 9.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Chocolate replicas ... seeing double!

Chocolate replicas – seeing double Thursday 11th May, 7pm – 9.30pm Join us for a unique chance to learn how museum replica objects are made. Archaeologists Tess Machling and Roland Williamson share their talent for making flawless replicas of museum objects from...

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Ask an Archaeologist - Comedy Night

Friday 19th May 2017 (8pm - 10pm) Verulamium Museum

Ask an Archaeologist - Comedy Night

Ask an Archaeologist – Comedy NightFriday 19th May, 8pm – 10pm Comedian Paul Duncan McGarrity brings his archaeological expertise to this entertaining evening at Verulamium Museum. As part of the national ‘Museums at Night’ festival, join us for object handling and comedy...

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Broken Objects

Saturday 20th May 2017 (10am - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Broken Objects

Broken ObjectsSaturday 20th May, 10am – 4pm   In a world where ‘throw-away’ objects are mass-produced, what would motivate someone to hold onto a broken item?  You can even find broken objects displayed as treasures in the museum collections. Our artist-in-residence Abi Spendlove is...

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Crafty Capers

Tuesday 30th May 2017 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Crafty Capers - Tuesday 30th May, 2pm - 4pm Drop in craft activities with a Roman theme. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity, £1.50.

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Archaeology Fun Day

Wednesday 31st May 2017 (10.30am -12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Fun Day

Archaeology Fun DayWednesday 31st May, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm Discover the stories of Verulamium Museum’s history with a day of activities.  Explore how the Roman town was excavated, listen to our storyteller bring museum founder Tessa Wheeler’s achievements to...

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The Curse of the Pharaohs - Holiday Activity

Thursday 1st June 2017 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

The Curse of the Pharaohs - Holiday Activity

The Curse of the PharaohsThursday 1st June, 10.30am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 4pm   Half term holiday activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Explore our Ancient Egyptian collection and hear about the stories, curses and legends from the heydays of excavating in the...

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Friday 2nd June 2017 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Crafty CapersFriday 2nd June, 2pm - 4pm Drop in craft activities with an Egyptian theme. Suitable for ages 3+, accompanied by an adult. Drop in activity, £1.50.

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