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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 September - November here.

We have free Roman gallery talks every weekend at 3:30pm - see our blog.
Looking for an overview of all the activities we have on over the October Half Term holidays this year? Find it on our blog here.

Join our mailing list to hear about news and upcoming events.
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.

Rescued Retained Revered- an Exhibition at the Clock Tower

Wednesday 5th October 2016 (10.30am - 4.30pm) Clock Tower

Rescued Retained Revered- an Exhibition at the Clock Tower

5th - 9th October, 10:30am - 4:30pm, St Albans Clock Tower. Katy Gillam-Hull showcases new artworks inspired by the museum’s remarkable Salaman tool collection. Incorporating found objects and working in copper, Katy takes inspiration from these finds and transforms them into new, re-worked...

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Wargames: Tanks

Saturday 8th October 2016 (10am-5pm) Verulamium Museum

Wargames: Tanks

In commemoration of the first use of tanks in battle 100 years ago, this event includes an interactive display of the history of tanks during the First World War. Have a go in a race against time to get tanks across enemy...

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 12th October 2016 (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years. £2.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents) Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by...

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Rescued Retained Revered- an Exhibition at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 12th October 2016 (10:30 - 4:30) Verulamium Museum

Rescued Retained Revered- an Exhibition at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 12th - Sunday 16th October 2016 Verulamium Museum   Katy Gillam-Hull showcases new artworks inspired by the museum’s remarkable Salaman tool collection. Incorporating found objects and working in copper, Katy takes inspiration from these finds and transforms them into new, re-worked artefacts inviting fresh...

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Meet Queen Boudicca at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 22nd October 2016 (2pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca at Verulamium Museum

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

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St Albans and District Local History Network Conference

Saturday 22nd October 2016 Verulamium Museum

St Albans and District Local History Network Conference

Now in its sixth year, the St Albans and District Local History Network hosts its annual autumn conference at Verulamium Museum in October showcasing recent research and historical projects. Highlights of the programme this year include a community project based around Cambridge...

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Crafty Capers

Monday 24th October 2016 (2pm-4pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers

Drop-in craft activities with a halloween theme. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents)

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Witches: Halloween Holiday Activity for 6 - 11 year olds

Wednesday 26th October 2016 (10.30am-12.30am and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Witches: Halloween Holiday Activity for 6 - 11 year olds

Do witches really have blue spit and colour changing pupils? Find out all about them and create your own model witch detector aids £6.00 or £5.00 for Young Friends (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents) Spaces are limited so please book in...

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Haunted Houses: Halloween holiday Activity for 6-11 Year olds

Thursday 27th October 2016 (10.30am-12.30am and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Haunted Houses: Halloween holiday Activity for 6-11 Year olds

Listen to some funny stories of spooky goings on and make your own model haunted house £6.00 or £5.00 for Young Friends (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents) Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium...

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Ghostly Fun : Halloween holiday activity for 8-13 year olds

Friday 28th October 2016 (10.30am-12.30am and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Ghostly Fun : Halloween holiday activity for 8-13 year olds

Join us for some Halloween craft activities and a ghost walk in which you will discover the stories of some interesting characters that haunt St Albans. You never know you might just see a ghost! £6.00 or £5.00 for Young Friends (Museum...

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Hands on History

Friday 28th October 2016 (7.30pm -9.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Hands on History

As part of Museums at Night, come to Verulamium to experience the thrill of handling a variety of real (and replica) Roman artefacts.  Learn how the people of Roman Verulamium kept themselves clean and tidy, constructed their homes, cooked and ate. £5.00 Spaces...

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Sunday Stories

Sunday 30th October 2016 (3pm-4pm) Verulamium Museum

Sunday Stories

Story telling for under 7s. Join us for fabulous stories, fun activities and get involved with voting for the Children’s Book Award. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group).

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 9th November 2016 (10.30am-11.30am and 1.30pm-2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years. £2.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non-residents) All children must be accompanied by an adult. Spaces are limited so please book in advance...

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Spotlight on History : Sons of St Albans

Wednesday 9th November 2016 (7.30pm 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History : Sons of St Albans

Sons of St Albans A talk about well-known people from St Albans during the last 2000 years. £5.00 Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.

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Archaeology Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 12th November 2016 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

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. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non...

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Spotlight on History : HMS Shah and the Victorian Navy

Wednesday 16th November 2016 (7.30pm 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History : HMS Shah and the Victorian Navy

HMS Shah and the Victorian Navy   Hear the story of the ship which fired the first ever torpedo in action.   £5.00   Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727...

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Archaeology Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 19th November 2016 (2pm 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices at Verulamium Museum

Are you good at investigating? Come along and sort out our finds trays and reconstruct objects that have been broken. Free (Museum entry charge applies to non residents) Suitable for children aged 5 – 11 years All children must be accompanied by...

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Spotlight on History: flushed with Success

Wednesday 23rd November 2016 (7.30pm 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: flushed with Success

Flushed with success A talk about the history of the toilet from ancient times to the modern day. £5.00 Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.

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Games of Rome

Saturday 26th November 2016 (11am-10.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Games of Rome

Play a mixture of real ancient roman games and historical-based modern board and card games. Drop in for an hour or stay for the whole day, this event is suitable for all ages so come along, meet new people and play in...

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Sunday Stories

Sunday 27th November 2016 (3pm-4pm) Verulamium Museum

Sunday Stories

Story telling for under 7s. Join us for fabulous stories, fun activities and get involved with voting for the Children’s Book Award. In association with St Albans Children’s Book Group. £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book Group).

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Spotlight on History: Eat, Drink and be Merry in Roman Britain

Wednesday 30th November 2016 (7.30pm 8.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Spotlight on History: Eat, Drink and be Merry in Roman Britain

Eat, Drink and be Merry in Roman Britain Join us for a talk about food and drink in the roman period. £5.00 Spaces are limited so please book in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum or by phone 01727 751810.

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