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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.  

To see what's on offer, scroll down the list, use the search tab on the left or download a PDF of our events from December 2015 - February 2016 here>.

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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.

Tots Tales

Wednesday 10th February 2016 (1.30 pm - 2.30 pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. £2.00. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years.   All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

Saturday 13th February 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

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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Domestic Life in Roman Britain - Gallery Talk

Sunday 14th February 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Domestic Life in Roman Britain - Gallery Talk

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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Incredible Icarus Half Term Holiday Activity

Monday 15th February 2016 (10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Incredible Icarus Half Term Holiday Activity

Incredible Icarus – Half Term Holiday Activity 6 – 11 year olds. Hear the thrilling story of Icarus and his escape from the labyrinth. You can then create an embellished picture of this amazing hero and make your own labyrinth game. Morning...

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Paper Mosaics

Monday 15th February 2016 (2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Paper Mosaics

Create a fabulous mosaic picture to take away with you. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. £1.50 (entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Gruesome Gorgon - Half Term Activity

Tuesday 16th February 2016 (10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Gruesome Gorgon - Half Term Activity

Gruesome Gorgon – Half Term Holiday Activity for 6 – 11 year olds. Find about Medusa, a horrible gorgon who had snakes growing out of her head and who could turn people into stone just by looking at them. You can then...

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Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Tuesday 16th February 2016 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Come and visit our object handling table and discover some everyday items people used in Roman times. Activity suitable for anyone over 3 years. Free! (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies) All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Arion and the Dolphins - Half Term Holiday Activity

Wednesday 17th February 2016 (10.30 am - 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Arion and the Dolphins - Half Term Holiday Activity

Arion and the Dolphins – Half Term Holiday Activity for 6 – 11 year olds at Verulamium Museum Listen to this brilliant Greek Myth and create a colourful Dolphin mosaic to take home £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends). Morning (10.30am-12.30pm) or Afternoon...

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Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Wednesday 17th February 2016 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Come and visit our object handling table and discover some everyday items people used in Roman times. Activity suitable for anyone over 3 years. Free! (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies) All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Thursday 18th February 2016 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Come and visit our object handling table and discover some everyday items people used in Roman times. Activity suitable for anyone over 3 years. Free (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Paper Mosaics

Friday 19th February 2016 (2.00 pm - 4.00 pm) Verulamium Museum

Paper Mosaics

Create a fabulous mosaic picture to take away with you. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11 years. £1.50 (entry charge to the Museum for non-residents applies). All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Saturday 20th February 2016 (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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Meet Queen Boudicca

Sunday 21st February 2016 (2.00pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet Queen Boudicca

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

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Mosaics Gallery Talk

Saturday 27th February 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaics Gallery Talk

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 - Gallery Talk

Sunday 28th February 2016 (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 - for everyone

Saturday 5th March 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Gods and Goddesses - 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 6th March 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Domestic Life -  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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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 9th March 2016 (1:30-2:30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

1:30-2:30pm, Verulamium Museum. Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years £2.00. All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Meet a Saxon housecarl at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 12th March 2016 (2-5pm) Verulamium Museum

Meet a Saxon housecarl at Verulamium Museum

Step back in time to 1065AD and meet a Saxon warrior. Special talks on his clothing, equipment and fighting tactics at 2.30pm and 3.30pm You can also make a Saxon shield badge to take away with you Cost for badge making £1.00(Museum...

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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Sunday 13th March 2016 (3pm-3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age  - Gallery Talk

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 - Gallery Talk

Saturday 19th March 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Life and Times of Alban - Gallery Talk

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 the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 20th March 2016 (3-4pm) Verulamium Museum

Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Come and join us for some fabulous 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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Mosaic Gallery Talk

Sunday 20th March 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaic Gallery Talk

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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Easter Drop-In Craft Activities

Saturday 26th March 2016 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Easter Drop-In Craft Activities

Come along and take part in our egg hunt, and then make a special Easter headdress. Suitable for children  3 – 7 years.Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents)All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Death and Burial Gallery Talk

Saturday 26th March 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Death and Burial Gallery Talk

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

Sunday 27th March 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Gods and Goddesses

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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Roman Domestic Life Gallery Talk

Saturday 2nd April 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Domestic Life Gallery Talk

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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Food and Drink Gallery Talk

Sunday 3rd April 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm)

Food and Drink Gallery Talk

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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Greedy Grendel - holiday activity

Monday 4th April 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Greedy Grendel - holiday activity

Listen to the brilliant tale “ Beowulf”; a heroic story of brave warriors, evil giants and horrible dragons! You can then make an amazing embellished mask of Grendel, the wicked giant. Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds.Morning (10.30am-12.30pm) or Afternoon (2.00-4.00pm) sessions...

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Saxon Fun and Games holiday activity

Tuesday 5th April 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Saxon Fun and Games holiday activity

No Lego, no Nintendo, no electronic lightsabers – just what did the Saxons do for fun? Come along and find out and make a great game to take away with you to play at home. Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds.Morning (10.30am-12.30pm)...

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King Arthur holiday activity

Wednesday 6th April 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

King Arthur holiday activity

Find out about the legend of King Arthur and make a model of the magical sword in the stone. Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds.Morning (10.30am-12.30pm) or Afternoon (2.00-4.00pm) sessions available.Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Sessions should be booked and paid...

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 7th April 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with an Easter theme. Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years.Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Friday 8th April 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with an Easter theme Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years.Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Saxons v Vikings

Saturday 9th April 2016 (1.00pm - 5.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Saxons v Vikings

Battle re-enactment using model soldiers.Drop in anytime between 1pm and 5pm and join in the fun   Free (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies).Suitable for anyone over 5 years.All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Iron Age - for everyone

Saturday 9th April 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age - 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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Life and Times of Alban - Gallery Talk

Sunday 10th April 2016 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Life and Times of Alban - Gallery Talk

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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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 13th April 2016 (1.30pm -2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at 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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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 14th April 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm)

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with an Easter theme Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents) All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Friday 15th April 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with an Easter theme.Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years.Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Mosaics and Wall Paintings - Gallery Talk

Saturday 16th April 2016 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaics and  Wall Paintings - Gallery Talk

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 - Gallery Talk

Sunday 17th April 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Death and Burial - Gallery Talk

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

Saturday 23rd April 2016 (3pm -3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Gods and Goddesses - 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 - Gallery Talk

Sunday 24th April 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Domestic Life  - Gallery Talk

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 the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Sunday 24th April 2016 (3pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Story time session for the under 7s at Verulamium Museum

Come and join us for some fabulous 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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Leisure Gallery Talk

Saturday 30th April 2016 Verulamium Museum

Leisure Gallery Talk

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

Saturday 30th April 2016 (2.30pm - 4.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices

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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Iron Age - for everyone

Sunday 1st May 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age - 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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Food and Drink Gallery Talk

Saturday 7th May 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Food and Drink Gallery Talk

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 and Wall Paintings - for everyone

Sunday 8th May 2016 (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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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 11th May 2016 (1.30pm - 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Join us for a story, craft activity and a museum hunt. Suitable for children aged 2 – 4 years. £2.00 All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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

Saturday 14th May 2016 (3pm -3.30pm) Hypocaust

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

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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Archaeology Apprentices

Sunday 15th May 2016 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) Verulamium Museum

Archaeology Apprentices

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. Suitable for children aged 5 –...

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Death and Burial - Gallery Talk

Sunday 15th May 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Death and Burial - Gallery Talk

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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Leisure Gallery Talk

Saturday 21st May 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Leisure Gallery Talk

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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Domestic Life in Roman Britain - Gallery Talk

Sunday 22nd May 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Domestic Life in Roman Britain - Gallery Talk

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. Free as part of Residents: Enjoy St Albans Weekend.  Free for all residents (Museum...

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Story Time Session - for under 7 year olds

Sunday 22nd May 2016 (3pm -4pm) Museum of St Albans

Story Time Session - for under 7 year olds

Come and join us for some fabulous 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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Meet Queen Boudicca at Verulamium Museum

Saturday 28th May 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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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Sunday 29th May 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age - Gallery Talk

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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Viking Invaders holiday activity

Tuesday 31st May 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Viking Invaders holiday activity

Did you know that the Vikings made drinking cups out of the skulls of their enemies?! Find out more fascinating facts about these Norse invaders before making your own Viking ship, complete with a ferocious dragon’s head. Suitable for 6 - 11 year...

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Viking Homes holiday activity

Wednesday 1st June 2016 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Viking Homes holiday activity

Come along and make a brilliant model of a Viking home Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds.Morning (10.30am-12.30pm) or Afternoon (2.00pm-4.00pm) sessions available.Cost: £6.00 (£5.00 for Young Friends).Sessions should be booked and paid for in advance either in person at Verulamium Museum...

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Thursday 2nd June 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with a Roman theme Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents) All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Friday 3rd June 2016 (2.00pm - 4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Crafty Capers at Verulamium Museum

Drop – in craft activities with a Roman theme.Suitable for children aged 3 – 11years.Cost: £1.00 (Museum entry charge applies to non residents).All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Life and Time of Alban - Gallery Talk

Saturday 4th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Life and Time of Alban - Gallery Talk

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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Mosaic Gallery Talk

Sunday 5th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaic Gallery Talk

A gallery talk provided by St Albans Tour Guides.  Free, although non residents will need to pay for entry to Verulamium Museum.  No need to book just drop in.

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House in the Park - Gallery Talk

Saturday 11th June 2016 Verulamium Museum

House in the Park - Gallery Talk

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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Food and Drink Gallery Talk

Sunday 12th June 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Food and Drink Gallery Talk

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 - Gallery Talk

Saturday 18th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

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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Roman Domestic Life - Gallery Talk

Sunday 19th June 2016 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Domestic Life - Gallery Talk

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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Leisure Gallery Talk

Saturday 25th June 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Leisure Gallery Talk

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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Iron Age

Sunday 26th June 2016 (3.00pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Iron Age

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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