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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.

Abundance

(10am - 5pm Monday - Saturday and 2pm - 5pm on Sunday) Museum of St Albans

Abundance

1st August to 20th September 2015.  Artist Lyndall Phelps will work alongside staff and volunteers as they pack up the collection in preparation for the transition into the new site.  She will transform the top floor gallery into an evolving 'sculptural installation'....

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Roman Domestic Life - Gallery Talk

Saturday 5th September 2015 (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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Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

Sunday 6th September 2015 (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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Tots Tales at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 9th September 2015 (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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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 12th September 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

1st officer Gaius Allius of Legion XIIII, talks about the life of a Roman soldier. Great photo opportunity! Free. (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies) 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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Sandridge Hoard Talk

Saturday 12th September 2015 (2pm - 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Sandridge Hoard Talk

The Sandridge Hoard, one of the largest collections of Roman gold coins, was discovered in St Albans in 2012. The Hoard is returning to Verulamium thanks to the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and others. David Thorold, Curator at Verulamium Museum...

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Heritage Open Days

Saturday 12th September 2015 Verulamium Museum

Heritage Open Days

On Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th September we have a number of special events planned at Verulamium Museum as part of the national Heritage Open Days .  Entry to Verulamium Museum will be free for all visitors on both Saturday...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Sunday 13th September 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

1st officer Gaius Allius of Legion XIIII, talks about the life of a Roman soldier. Great photo opportunity! Free. (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies)All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Sandridge Hoard Talk

Saturday 19th September 2015 (2pm - 3pm) Verulamium Museum

Sandridge Hoard Talk

The Sandridge Hoard, one of the largest collections of Roman gold coins, was discovered in St Albans in 2012. The Hoard is returning to Verulamium thanks to the generous support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and others. David Thorold, Curator at Verulamium...

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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Saturday 19th September 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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Goodbye To Mosta

Sunday 20th September 2015 (2pm - 5pm) Museum of St Albans

Goodbye To Mosta

This will be the very last day that the Museum of St Albans will be open to the public and we are planning to celebrate.  Help us say goodbye in style and see the final version of Abundance by Lyndall Phelps.The window...

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Life and Time of Alban - Gallery Talk

Sunday 20th September 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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History of Beers and Pubs of St Albans

Saturday 26th September 2015 (4.30pm - 5.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Part of the St Albans Food and Drink Festival. David Thorold looks at the numerous Inns and ale houses of St Albans that have been serving the needs of travellers, pilgrims and locals alike for centuries. £4 per ticket.  Places should be booked in advance...

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Moasaics and Wall Paintings - Gallery Talk

Saturday 26th September 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Moasaics and Wall Paintings - 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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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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Death and Burial - Gallery Talk

Sunday 27th September 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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Domestic Life in Roman Britain - Gallery Talk

Saturday 3rd October 2015 (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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Archaeology Apprentices

Sunday 4th October 2015 (2.15pm and 3.15pm) 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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Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

Sunday 4th October 2015 (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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The Life and Death of St Albans' Inns

Thursday 8th October 2015 (7.15pm - 8.45pm) Verulamium Museum

Local historian Ann Dean’s talk will take you on a journey through the town to explain the life and economic importance of the inns of St Albans.  Afterwards people are invited to go along to The Six Bells. £10 tickets are available from...

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Roman Soldier - for everyone

Saturday 10th October 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier - for everyone

1st officer Gaius Allius of Legion XIIII, talks about the life of a Roman soldier. Great photo opportunity! Free. (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies)All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Roman Solider

Sunday 11th October 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Solider

1st officer Gaius Allius of Legion XIIII, talks about the life of a Roman soldier. Great photo opportunity! Free. (Entry charge to Museum for non-residents applies) All children must be accompanied by an adult

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Tots Tales

Wednesday 14th October 2015 (1.30pm and 2.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Tots Tales

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

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The Rise & Fall of the Public House in Victorian St Albans

Thursday 15th October 2015 (7.15pm - 8.45pm) Verulamium Museum

Local historian Jonathan Mein will give a talk about why there were so many pubs in Victorian St Albans and then the causes of their decline. Afterwards people are invited to go along to The Six Bells. £10 tickets are available from Verulamium...

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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Saturday 17th October 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 - Gallery Talk

Sunday 18th October 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 Family Event

Sunday 18th October 2015 (2.00pm - 5.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Coin Detectives Family Event

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 and join in the fun. Activities are suitable...

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Mosaic and Wall Paintings - Gallery Talk

Saturday 24th October 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaic and Wall Paintings - 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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Meet Queen Boudicca

Saturday 24th October 2015 (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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Book Sale

Saturday 24th October 2015 (9.30pm - 4pm) Town Hall

Held in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall, St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society and the Civic Society are organising a book sale to raise funds for the new Museum and gallery.  A wide range of books will be available including...

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Death and Burial - Gallery Talk

Sunday 25th October 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 the under 7s

Sunday 25th October 2015 (3.00pm -4.00pm) Verulamium Museum

Come and join us for “Box of Tricks”  and other Katie Cleminson 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...

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Make Your Own Roman Key Ring

Monday 26th October 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Key Ring

Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium Museum. Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic key ring. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 yearsAll children must be accompanied by an adultCost:  £1.50...

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Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Tuesday 27th October 2015 (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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Courageous Celts

Tuesday 27th October 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Why did the Celts burn Verulamium and why were they eventually defeated by the Romans? Come along and find out and make a fabulous Celtic shield.  Suitable for 6-11 year olds.Cost: £6 (£5 for Young Friends) Sessions should be booked and paid...

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Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Wednesday 28th October 2015 (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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Roman Rooms

Wednesday 28th October 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Rooms

No TVs, no Xbox, no fitted kitchens – so what did Roman houses look like? Join us to discover what they were like and make a model of a room.  Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds. Cost: £6 (£5 for Young Friends)...

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Mystery Objects in the Galleries

Thursday 29th October 2015 (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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Violent Vesuvius

Thursday 29th October 2015 (10.30am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Hear the story of the dramatic events that happened in Pompeii 2,000 years . Make a miniature 3D volcano to take away with you.  Suitable for 6 - 11 year olds.Cost: £6 (£5 for Young Friends) Sessions should be booked and paid...

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Make Your Own Roman Key Ring

Friday 30th October 2015 (2pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Make Your Own Roman Key Ring

Drop-in craft activity at Verulamium Museum. Draw and colour a picture of your favourite Roman object and turn it into a fantastic key ring. Activities are suitable for children aged 3 – 11 yearsAll children must be accompanied by an adultCost:  £1.50...

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Roman Domestic Life - Gallery Talk

Saturday 31st October 2015 (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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Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

Sunday 1st November 2015 (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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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Saturday 7th November 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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Life and Times of Alban - Gallery Talk

Sunday 8th November 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 at Verulamium Museum

Wednesday 11th November 2015 (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.All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Roman Soldier

Saturday 14th November 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier

After 25 years 1st officer Gaius Allius of Legion XIIII is going to retire.  This will be his final weekend at Verulamium so don’t miss out on this last chance to see this Roman soldier. Great photo opportunity! Free. (Entry charge to...

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Roman Soldier

Sunday 15th November 2015 (2.30pm - 3pm and 3.30pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Roman Soldier

After 25 years 1st officer Gaius Allius of Legion XIIII is going to retire.  This will be his final weekend at Verulamium so don’t miss out on this last chance to see this Roman soldier. Great photo opportunity! Free. (Entry charge to...

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Life and Times of Alban - Gallery Talk

Saturday 21st November 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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Romans versus Celts

Saturday 21st November 2015 (1pm - 5pm) Verulamium Museum

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

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Mosaics and Wall Paintings - Gallery Talk

Sunday 22nd November 2015 (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

Saturday 28th November 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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Domestic Life in Roman Britain - Gallery Talk

Sunday 29th November 2015 (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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Story Time session for under 7s

Sunday 29th November 2015 (3pm - 4pm) Verulamium Museum

Story Time session for under 7s

Come and join us for Cinderelephant, plus other Emma Dodd 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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Gods and Goddesses - Gallery Talk

Saturday 5th December 2015 (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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Iron Age - Gallery Talk

Sunday 6th December 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 - Gallery Talk

Saturday 12th December 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 - Gallery Talk

Sunday 13th December 2015 (3pm - 3.30pm) Verulamium Museum

Mosaics - 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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