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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.

Medieval Lives and Liberties

(10.30am - 4pm, Monday to Saturday) Town Hall

Medieval Lives and Liberties

13th June and extended until Saturday11th July.  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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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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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 Walk - Why St Albans?

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

Magna Carta – Why St Albans?  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 walk,...

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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

A family event for the Festival of National Archaeology at Verulamium Museum.  Try 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

Arabel Rosillo de Blas - Eastern Approaches Winner Show

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 be accompanied...

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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 be accompanied...

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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 for non...

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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 for non...

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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 be accompanied...

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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 children must...

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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

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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