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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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Roman Domestic Life - for everyone

Saturday 7th March 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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Gods and Goddesses - for everyone

Sunday 8th March 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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Archaeology Apprentices - for 5 to11 year olds

Sunday 8th March 2015 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

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

Tots Tales

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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Ptolemaic Egypt - for adults

Saturday 14th March 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Ptolemaic Egypt - for adults

A talk by John Johnston, Vice-Chair of the Egypt Exploration Society and author of Unearthed: Classic Tales of the Mummy.  Part of our adult learning programme.   £8 (£7 Friends).  Tickets can be bought in person at the Museum of St Albans...

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I love my mummy badge making - for 3-11 years olds

Saturday 14th March 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

I love my mummy badge making - for 3-11 years olds

Just pop-in to Verulamium Museum and design and colour a badge of your favourite Egyptian object.  Suitable for children aged 3-11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult.  £1 per badge.

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 14th March 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 15th March 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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Iron Age - for everyone

Saturday 21st March 2015 (3pm-3.30pm)

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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The Meaning of Art in Ancient Egypt - for adults

Saturday 28th March 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

The Meaning of Art in Ancient Egypt - for adults

Dr Campbell Price is the Curator of Egypt at Manchester Museum.  This talk will explore ancient and modern attitudes to Egyptian art.  Part of our adult learning programme.  £8 (£7 Friends).  Tickets can be bought in person at the Museum of St Albans...

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Mosaics and Wall Paintings - for everyone

Saturday 28th March 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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Death and Burial - for everyone

Sunday 29th March 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm)

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 29th March 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Museum of St Albans

Join us for “Dustbin Dad” and other David Bently 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 adult

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Reminiscence at the Museum of St Albans

Tuesday 31st March 2015 (2pm - 3pm) Museum of St Albans

Reminiscence at the Museum of St Albans

Enjoy a cup of tea and share memories of life in St Albans with objects and photographs from the museum's collections.Sessions are free, held on the last Tuesday of every month (excluding December) at 2-3pm.

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Roman Domestic Life - for everyone

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

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

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Gods and Goddesses - for everyone

Sunday 5th April 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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Make Your Own Roman Keyring - holiday activity

Tuesday 7th April 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Keyring - holiday activity

Drop-in craft activity suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non residents applies).

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 8th April 2015 (11am-12pm and 1.30pm-2.3-pm)) 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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Clothes for a Pear Shaped King - for adults

Thursday 9th April 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Clothes for a Pear Shaped King - for adults

Rosalind Janssen is a Lecturer at UCL's Institute of Education.  She was previously a curator at UCL's Petrie Museum.  This talk will compare Tutankhamun's dress styles with those adopted by his subjects in Ancient Egypt.  Part of our adult learning programme.  £8...

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Make Your Own Roman Keyring- holiday activity

Thursday 9th April 2015 (2pm -4pm) Verulamium Museum

Drop-in craft activity at suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost:  £1.50 (Entry charge to the Museum for non residents applies)

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 11th April 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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Rust and the Rest - for adults

Saturday 11th April 2015 (10.30am - 12noon) Verulamium Museum

Rust and the Rest - for adults

Julian Watters, Finds Liaison Officer for Herts and Beds will be running a workshop on metal in archaeology.  Tea and coffee will be included.  £8 (£7 for Friends). Limited spaces.To book phone Verulamium Museum 01727 751810. 

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Sunday 12th April 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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Gruesome Gods - holiday activity

Monday 13th April 2015 (10.30am-12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Hear stories about some amazing Egyptian gods and make a card game based on them. Suitable for 6–11 year olds. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends) Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in person at the Museum of...

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Moving Gladiator Pictures - drop-in holiday activity

Tuesday 14th April 2015 (2pm - 4pm) 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 applies for non residents) 

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Fabulous Pharaohs - holiday activity

Wednesday 15th April 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Go on a Museum hunt to unlock the identity of a mystery pharaoh and make a souvenir Egyptian mask to take away with you.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).  Places must be booked in advance.  You can...

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Soul Houses - holiday activity

Thursday 16th April 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm) Museum of St Albans

Make a brilliant clay model of an Egyptian soul house with all the items you would want in the afterlife.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds. Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends). Places must be booked in advance.  You can buy tickets in...

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Moving Gladiator Pictures - drop-in holiday activity

Thursday 16th April 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Create an exciting picture of a Roman  arena complete with moving gladiators! Suitable for 3-11 year olds. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: £1.00 Museum entry charge applies for non residents.

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Iron Age - for everyone

Saturday 18th April 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 19th April 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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Archaeology Apprentices - for children aged 5-11

Sunday 19th April 2015 (2pm - 4pm) 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 yearsAll children must be accompanied by an...

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Lives of the Pharaohs - for adults

Saturday 25th April 2015 (1pm - 2pm) Museum of St Albans

Lives of the Pharaohs - for adults

Gary Shaw is a doctor of Egyptology and author of The Egyptian Myth: a Guide to the Ancient Gods and Legends.  A talk about the domestic lives of the Pharaohs and how they were prepared for the throne.  Part of our adult...

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Mosaics and Wall Paintings - for everyone

Saturday 25th April 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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Roman Domestic Life - for everyone

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

Join us for some Joyce and Polly Dunbar 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 adult.

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Reminiscence at the Museum of St Albans

Tuesday 28th April 2015 (2pm -3pm) Museum of St Albans

Reminiscence at the Museum of St Albans

Enjoy a cup of tea and share memories of life in St Albans with objects and photographs from the museum's collections.This will be our last regular session but if you are interested in future reminiscence events, please let us know

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Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science - for adults

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

Egyptian Mummies and Modern Science - for adults

Professor Rosalie David will discuss how and why the Ancient Egyptians mummified their dead and how modern science can examine mummies to reveal new information about disease, diet and living conditions.   Part of our adult learning programme.  £8 (£7 Friends). Tickets...

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Death and Burial - for everyone

Saturday 2nd 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 3rd 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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Museum of Argument : Vaccination in the Dock - for adults

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

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 historic context of the smallpox vaccine. Researcher Elanor Cowland, who will discuss her research...

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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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King Tut's Tomb - for everyone

Sunday 10th May 2015 (2pm - 5pm) Museum of St Albans

The Secrets of Tutankhamun's Tomb. Living History Family Event at the Museum of St Albans. Step back in time to 1922 to meet archaeologist Howard Carter and find out about his amazing discovery.  Free.  No need to book, just drop-in.

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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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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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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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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. Dr Jennifer Otter is a senior lecturer...

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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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