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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.



Ancient Egypt Lives Forever - Exhibition

(10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on Sundays.) Museum of St Albans

Ancient Egypt Lives Forever - Exhibition

24th January to 17th May 2015.  A peek into the daily lives of the Egyptians who lived and died during the reigns of the Pharaohs. Homes, hobbies, work, writing and other elements of the daily lives of these people will all feature alongside...

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Museum of Argument : Vaccination in the Dock - for adults

Saturday 9th May 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm) Town Hall

This event has been been postponed.  It will be running at a new date.  Put history on trial. In this first session we focus on historical vaccinations, particularly smallpox. Our panel includes: Historian Mark Freeman, who will offer an introduction to the...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 9th May 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

Gaius Allius, 1st Officer in Legion XIIII gives a vivacious talk about the life of a Roman soldier. Not for the faint hearted!  He is dressed in authentic period uniform which makes a great photo opportunity. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Sunday 10th May 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

Gaius Allius, 1st Officer in Legion XIIII gives a vivacious talk about the life of a Roman soldier. Not for the faint hearted!  He is dressed in authentic period uniform which makes a great photo opportunity. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 13th May 2015 (11am - 12noon and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and museum hunt.  Suitable for children aged 2-4 years old.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  £1 per child.

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Daytime Focus Group

Thursday 14th May 2015 (12.30pm - 3pm) Museum of St Albans

Daytime Focus Group

We want to understand what you think about the objects in the Museums Service's collections so come along and tell us.  The session will start with a short tour around the museum by one of the curators followed by a discussion of what makes the...

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Afterschool Focus Group

Thursday 14th May 2015 (3.30pm - 5pm) Museum of St Albans

Afterschool Focus Group

We want to understand what you think about the objects in the Museums Service's collections so come along and tell us.  The session will start with a short tour around the museum by one of the curators followed by a discussion of what makes the collections significant. ...

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Evening Focus Group

Thursday 14th May 2015 (6pm - 7.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Evening Focus Group

We want to understand what you think about the objects in the Museums Service's collections so come along and tell us.   The session will start with a short tour around the museum by one of the curators followed by a discussion of what makes...

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Travelling Artists in Egypt - for adults

Saturday 16th May 2015 (1pm- 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Travelling Artists in Egypt - for adults

Following the rediscovery of Ancient Egypt during the 17th century, many artists travelled to ancient sites to record the people and places they saw.  Marcel Maree, of the British Museum will present a selection of work by these artists.  Part of our adult learning...

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Iron Age - for everyone

Saturday 16th May 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Life and Times of Alban - for everyone

Sunday 17th May 2015 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mosaics and Wall Paintings - for everyone

Saturday 23rd May 2015 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaics and  Wall Paintings - for everyone

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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House in the Park, a walk to the Hypocaust - for everyone

Sunday 24th May 2015 (3pm -3.30pm) Hypocaust

A member of the St Albans Tour Guides leads a guided walk to the hypocaust in Verulamium Park. Meet at Verulamium Museum.  Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Pesky Pirates - holiday activity

Tuesday 26th May 2015 (10.30am - 12.30 pm) Museum of St Albans

Their days weren’t just filled with attacking ships at sea and stealing their treasure. Find out what it was really like and make an exciting pirate board game. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends) Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance...

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Drop-in Badge Making - holiday activity

Tuesday 26th May 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Just pop-in to Verulamium Museum and 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.  £1 per badge. Entry charge to the Museum for non residents applies.

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Adventures with a Magical Coin - holiday activity

Wednesday 27th May 2015 (10.30am - 12.30 pm) Museum of St Albans

Hear a story about Susan and her amazing coin which transports her intoa Greek myth. Find out how she helps Hercules with 12 incredible challenges and take part in lots of fun museum challenges. Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00...

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Drop-in Badge Making - holiday activity

Thursday 28th May 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Just pop-in to Verulamium Museum and 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.  £1 per badge. Entry charge to the Museum for non residents applies.

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Death and Burial - for everyone

Saturday 30th May 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Roman Domestic Life - for everyone

Sunday 31st May 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Story Time Session - for under 7 year olds

Sunday 31st May 2015 (3pm -4pm) Museum of St Albans

Join us for some Wimpy Shrimpy and other Matt Buckingham stories, activities and Children's Book Award voting. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. £1.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group). All children must be accompanied by an...

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Meet Queen Boudicca - for everyone

Sunday 31st May 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

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

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Wrapped, Packed and Ready to Go!

Sunday 31st May 2015 (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 Old Town Hall. This summer, with the help of a team of volunteers,...

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Gods and Goddesses - for everyone

Saturday 6th June 2015 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.    

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Pageant Study Day

Saturday 6th June 2015 (10.30am - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Pageant Study Day

Join us for a free study day as we look back at the phenomenon of historical pageants. In St Albans, we had three major pageants: in 1907, 1948 and 1953. This study day offers the opportunity for anyone with an interest in...

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Iron Age - for everyone

Sunday 7th June 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.  

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Coin Detectives - for everyone

Sunday 7th June 2015 (2pm - 5pm) Verulamium Museum

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 to this family event and join in the...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 10th June 2015 (11am - 12pm and 1.30pm - 2.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt.  Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years. £1. All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Museum of Argument: Prison Education - for adults

Saturday 13th June 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm) Town Hall

Put history on trial. Chaired by Danny Shaw, BBC News Home Affairs Correspondent, this session will explore prison education in the 19th Century and today. Our panel includes Dr Rosalind Crone, Open University and Rod Clarke, CEO of the Prisoners Education Trust.  £7per...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 13th June 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

Gaius Allius, 1st Officer in Legion XIIII gives a vivacious talk about the life of a Roman soldier. Not for the faint hearted!  He is dressed in authentic period uniform which makes a great photo opportunity. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Sunday 14th June 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

Gaius Allius, 1st Officer in Legion XIIII gives a vivacious talk about the life of a Roman soldier. Not for the faint hearted!  He is dressed in authentic period uniform which makes a great photo opportunity. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be...

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Life and Times of Alban - for everyone

Saturday 20th June 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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House in the Park, a walk to the Hypocaust - for everyone

Sunday 21st June 2015 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A member of the St Albans Tour Guides leads a guided walk to the hypocaust in Verulamium Park. Meet at Verulamium Museum.  Free. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mosaics and Wall Paintings - for everyone

Saturday 27th June 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Death and Burial - for everyone

Sunday 28th June 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Story Time Session - for under 7 year olds

Sunday 28th June 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Museum of St Albans

Join us for some Sunny’s Smile and other Leigh Hodgkinson stories, activities and Children's Book Award voting.In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. £1.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group). All children must be accompanied by an...

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Museum of Argument: But is it Art? - for adults

Saturday 4th July 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm) Town Hall

Join UH Galleries Artistic Director Matthew Shaul and Collection Manager Annabel Lucas for an informal opportunity to explore a selection of works from the UH collections. You will have the opportunity to critique work and to ask questions about contemporary art.Free

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Museum of Argument: Who Owns Heritage?

Saturday 8th August 2015 (2pm - 3.30pm at the Town Hall Courtroom) Town Hall

In this final session of the Museum of Argument 2015 series we will focus quite generally on ownership of heritage. Simon West is District Archaeologist and will speak about ethics and practice in this field.Stephanie Eastoe is researching Caterham Imbecile Asylum 1870-1911...

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Pot of Gold - Animation First Screening

Friday 31st July 2015 (11:00am) Verulamium Museum

A first look at a short animation developed by young people. The film is inspired by the 2012 discovery of the Sandridge Hoard as well as the work 'Pot of Gold' by Roman playwrite Plautus. The screening will take place at 11am and...

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