Welcome back to St Albans Museum + Gallery, newly improved to allow you to experience the safest possible visit.
Let us guide you through what you may find on your path!
We will ask you to fill out a form when you first arrive, to comply with the NHS Track & Trace system. It only takes a few seconds!
Once inside, pick your route!
Our cafe serving counter is to the right as you enter and you can now get tea, coffee, cake and hot meals again. If you come in Monday - Wednesday in August we are taking part in the Government's Eat Out to Help Out scheme (full details at the link).
You can take your food back outside or if you want straight ahead the Courtroom is open with socially distanced seating.
On your left, you will find a flight of stairs leading to our current displays. Stop along the way to discover the new face in our Portrait of St Albans display. The touch screen was replaced with a panel & QR code to help you find out who's who.
If you need a Large Print guide for any display there are QR codes you can use to download one as well as physical copies that are changed regularly. You can also download the large print test ahead of time from our website.
Upstairs, you will find 'St Albans On Demand', an evolving display featuring objects telling fascinating stories about our city and district, and offering a glimpse into our rich collections. You can also make your own suggestions of objects to exhibit!
The Handley Page exhibition will introduce you to the history of the aircraft manufacturer who designed and built many airplanes used during World War I and World War II, and helped shape the development of commercial aviation.
Families can enjoy new take-away activities!
In the Assembly Room, you can learn a new dance... Or sit and and be entertained by those attempting to learn a new dance!
If you choose to go downstairs to the Weston Gallery...
Visit the new St Albans Picture House to watch some of Arthur Melbourne Cooper's amazing stop motion animation films including Dreams of Toyland, shot in St Albans!
The cells are closed as unfortunately the narrow walls don't allow safe social distancing...
If you ever need help, our lovely staff will be happy to assist you and they can always be found at our front desk. You can also find our shop here with museum souvenirs and lots of local products to choose from.
See you soon!