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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 use 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.

Wrapped, Packed and Ready to Go!

(10am - 4pm, Wednesdays-Saturdays) Museum of St Albans

Wrapped, Packed and Ready to Go!

1st June - 31st August 2015. The Museum of St Albans will close its doors for the very last time in September ahead of our big move to the Town Hall. Over the summer, with the help of a team of volunteers,...

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Make Your Own Roman Keyring

Tuesday 4th August 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Keyring

Make Your Own Roman Keyring Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium Museum. Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic keyring. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be...

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Make Your Own Roman Keyring

Thursday 6th August 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Keyring

Make Your Own Roman Keyring Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium Museum.  Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic keyring. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be...

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Moving Gladiator Pictures

Tuesday 11th August 2015 Verulamium Museum

Moving Gladiator Pictures

Moving Gladiator Pictures Drop-in Activity at Verulamium Museum. Create an exciting picture of a Roman arena complete with moving gladiators! Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost £1.00 (Entry charge to the Museum...

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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 12th August 2015 Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

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

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Moving Gladiator Pictures

Thursday 13th August 2015 Verulamium Museum

Moving Gladiator Pictures

Moving Gladiator Pictures Drop-in Activity at Verulamium Museum. Create an exciting picture of a Roman arena complete with moving gladiators!  Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost £1.00 (Entry charge to the Museum...

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Archaeology Apprentices

Sunday 16th August 2015 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices

Come and long 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 children aged 5 –...

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Museum Creators at the Museum of St Albans

Monday 17th August 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

The Museum of St Albans is being packed away so we have lots of empty cases to fill with your own creations! Design and make your own museum piece and put it on display for your family and friends to see. Cost:...

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The Treasures of Sutton Hoo

Tuesday 18th August 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Verulamium Museum

The Treasures of Sutton Hoo

The Treasures of Sutton Hoo - Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum. Find out about the amazing discovery made by archaeologists at Sutton Hoo – an Anglo Saxon ship full of treasure!  You can then make your own beautiful model boat. Cost: £6.00...

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Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet

Tuesday 18th August 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet

Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium Museum. Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a beautiful fridge magnet. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children...

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Roman Coins

Wednesday 19th August 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Coins

Roman Coins Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum. Hear the story of the discovery of a hoard of Roman coins, just a few miles from the museum. Go on a coin treasure hunt and make you own coin necklace and badge. Suitable for...

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Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet

Thursday 20th August 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet

Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium Museum. Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a beautiful fridge magnet. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children...

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Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 23rd August 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum. Join us for “Moving Molly” and other Shirley Hughes stories, activities and Red House Children's Book Award voting.  In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. All children must be accompanied by an...

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Museum Creators at the Museum of St Albans

Monday 24th August 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

The Museum of St Albans is being packed away so we have lots of empty cases to fill with your own creations!  Design and make your own  museum piece and put it on display for your family and friends to see. Cost:...

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Badge Making

Tuesday 25th August 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Badge Making

Badge Making drop-in activity at Verulamium Museum. Design and colour a badge of your favourite Roman object. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost £1.00 (Entry charge to the Museum for non residents...

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The Mildenhall Treasure

Tuesday 25th August 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Verulamium Museum

The Mildenhall Treasure

The Mildenhall Treasure Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum. Listen to this brilliant Roald Dahl story and design and create your own Roman treasure. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends). Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in person at...

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The Wicked Lady

Wednesday 26th August 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Verulamium Museum

The Wicked Lady Holiday Activity at Verulamium Museum. Who was she? What naughty things did she do? What happened to her? Come along and find out. Make an amazing embellished picture to take away with you. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends)....

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Badge Making

Thursday 27th August 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Badge Making

Badge Making drop-in activity at Verulamium MuseumDesign and colour a badge of your favourite Roman object. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.Cost £1.00 (Entry charge to the Museum for non residents applies)

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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 9th September 2015 (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

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

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Family Show- Two Roman Citizens Brace Themselves!

Saturday 12th September 2015 (2pm, 3pm, and 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Step back in time to the late Roman period and meet a mosaicist and a wealthy landowner.  Find out what life was like at this time and discover why the landowner is burying his money.  Each show runs for approximately 20 minutes....

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Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 27th September 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Come and join us for some Malachy Doyle stories, activities and Red House Children's Book Award voting. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group) All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Archaeology Apprentices

Sunday 4th October 2015 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

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. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents)....

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 14th October 2015 (1.30pm and 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum huntSuitable for children aged 2 – 4 years£2.00All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Coin Detectives Family Event

Sunday 18th October 2015 (2.00pm - 5.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Coin Detectives Family Event

Can you detect all the hidden coins lurking in the Museum? Can you make a coin necklace? Are you good at looking for clues on coins to discover how old they are? Come along and join in the fun. Activities are suitable...

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Meet Queen Boudicca

Saturday 24th October 2015 (2.00pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca

Come along and meet this amazing queen in the Museum galleries.  Story telling sessions by Boudicca at 2.30pm and 3.30pm.  Free (Entry charge to Museum for non residents applies). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Story time session for the under 7s

Sunday 25th October 2015 (3.00pm -4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Come and join us for “Box of Tricks”  and other Katie Cleminson stories, activities and Red House Children's Book Award voting. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group) All children must be accompanied...

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