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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.



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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Frances Kearney - Running Wild

Thursday 28th May 2015 (10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on Sundays) Museum of St Albans

29th May to 12th July 2015.  Series of intriguing, staged photographs featuring young girls in outdoor locations across East Anglia. Beautiful and haunting, the images explore romantic landscape and the collapse of children’s engagement with the natural world.  A Norwich Castle Museum...

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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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New Museum and Gallery FAQ Session

Saturday 6th June 2015 (11am - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Staff will be on hand in the Community Gallery to chat to visitors about the New Museum and Gallery Project, particularly to receive feedback on some of our proposals for the kind of events and exhibitions that will be offered. Read More >

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

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

Museum of Argument: Prison Education - for adults 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,...

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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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Medieval Lives and Liberties

Saturday 13th June 2015 Town Hall

13th June - 26th June 2015.  An exhibition looking at the lives of some of the inhabitants of medieval St Albans, as the town gained greater freedom and independence. Also featured are extraordinary characters like Dame Juliana Berners of Sopwell and Sir...

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Order Order!

Saturday 13th June 2015 Town Hall

Order Order! In the Courtroom.  Come along and see or take part in re-enactments of  real trials that took place in this buildingSuitable for anyone over 8 years.

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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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From Dedication to Dissolution Walking Tour

Wednesday 17th June 2015 (11am - 12.30pm) Town Hall

From Dedication to Dissolution Walking Tour, City Tour GuidesMeet outside the front of the Old Town Hall by Merchant Tea and CoffeeWalk around the precincts of England’s premier monastery and hear about...

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Medieval Lives Walking Tour

Thursday 18th June 2015 (11am - 12.30pm) Town Hall

Medieval Lives Walking Tour, City Tour GuidesMeet outside the front of the Old Town Hall by Merchant Tea and CoffeeDiscover the hidden secrets of our medieval ancestors in this walking tour around St Albans City CentreMeet outside the...

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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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From Dedication to Dissolution Walking Tour

Wednesday 24th June 2015 (11am - 12.30pm) Town Hall

From Dedication to Dissolution Walking Tour, City Tour GuidesMeet outside the front of the Old Town Hall by Merchant Tea and CoffeeWalk around the precincts of England’s premier monastery and hear about the lives of medieval monks led...

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Medieval Lives Walking Tour

Wednesday 24th June 2015 (11am - 12.30pm) Town Hall

Medieval Lives Walking Tour, City Tour GuidesMeet outside the front of the Old Town Hall by Merchant Tea and CoffeeDiscover the hidden secrets of our medieval ancestors in this walking tour around St Albans City CentreFree

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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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Domestic Life

Saturday 4th July 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Gods and Goddesses

Sunday 5th July 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 8th July 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. £1.00 All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Magna Carta - Why St Albans?

Thursday 9th July 2015 (7pm - 8.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Magna Carta – Why St Albans? Walk - Peter Burley. Meet outside Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road. Peter Burley leads a walk exploring the theme of what made St Albans so attractive to those planning the Magna Carta.in 1213.By the end of the...

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Magna Carta Walk

Thursday 9th July 2015 (7pm - 8.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Magna Carta – Why St Albans? Walk - Peter Burley.   Meet outside Museum of St Albans, Hatfield Road.   Peter Burley leads a walk exploring the theme of what made St Albans so attractive to those planning the Magna Carta in 1213.By the end of...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 11th July 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

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...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Sunday 12th July 2015 ( 2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

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...

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Curious Coins

Saturday 18th July 2015 (2pm - 5pm) Verulamium Museum

Curious Coins Family Event for the Festival of National Archaeology at Verulamium MuseumTry your hand at metal detecting, identifying coins, coin rubbing and stamp a coin to take away with you as a souvenir.£1.00 (Entry charge to Museum for non residents applies)All...

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Iron Age

Saturday 18th July 2015 (3pm) 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

Sunday 19th July 2015 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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Arabel Rosillo de Blas - Eastern Approaches Winner Show

Sunday 19th July 2015 (10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on Sundays) Museum of St Albans

24th July to 6th August 2015.  Solo exhibition of new artworks created especially for the museum which explore aspects of the collection. Arabel will use craft techniques, repetition and materials as seductive tools to give objects and histories new life and associations.

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Life and Times of Alban

Saturday 25th July 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mosaics

Sunday 26th July 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

A gallery talk provided by the St Albans Tour Guides.  Free. Museum entry charge applies to non residents.  Children are welcome but must be accompanied by an adult.

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Story time session for the under 7s

Sunday 26th July 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Museum of St Albans

Story time session for the under 7s at the Museum of St AlbansJoin us for some stories about knights, 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...

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Roman Mask Making

Tuesday 28th July 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Mask Making at Verulamium MuseumDrop-in activity suitable for children aged 3 – 11yearsCost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents)All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Roman Mask Making

Thursday 30th July 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Mask Making at Verulamium MuseumDrop-in activity suitable for children aged 3 – 11yearsCost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents)All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Make Your Own Roman Keyring

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

Make Your Own Roman Keyring Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium MuseumDraw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic keyringActivities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 yearsAll children must...

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Make Your Own Roman Keyring

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

Make Your Own Roman Keyring Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium MuseumDraw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic keyringActivities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 yearsAll children must...

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Moving Gladiator Pictures

Tuesday 11th August 2015 Verulamium Museum

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

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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 12th August 2015 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 Drop-in Activity at Verulamium MuseumCreate an exciting picture of a Roman arena complete with moving gladiators!Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 yearsAll children must be accompanied by an adultCost £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 at Verulamium MuseumCome 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 findsFree...

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Museum Creators at the Museum of St Albans

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

Museum Creators at the Museum of St AlbansThe 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...

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The Treasures of Sutton Hoo

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

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:...

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Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet

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

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 must...

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Roman Coins

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

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 Cost: £6.00...

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Make Your Own Roman Fridge Magnet

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

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...

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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 £2.00 (Free to members of the St Albans Children’s Book...

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Museum Creators at the Museum of St Albans

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

Museum Creators at the 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...

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Badge Making

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

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

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The Mildenhall Treasure

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

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 drop-in activity at Verulamium Museum Design and colour a badge of your favourite Roman object Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years 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

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

Family Show- Two Roman Citizens Brace Themselves! at 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...

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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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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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