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Every object displayed in this exhibition has a fascinating story to tell about life in St Albans.

Nominated by staff, volunteers and members of the public, each item in this display is rooted in the local community, revealing hidden histories and opening up the museums' collections.

As a semi-permanent exhibition, the objects and artefacts will continue to change and this display will develop over time.

Offering something new to see and admire each time you visit, St Albans on Demand showcases just a few of the thousands of amazing objects the museum looks after.

If you have a story or an object you’d like us to display, nominate it when you next visit or contact us.

Currently on display:

The Abduction of the Sabine Women after Giambologna chosen by ArtUK 

Thomas Watters by Frank Casey chosen by ArtUK 

Examples of Corporation Plate chosen by the Mayor’s Civic Officer Alison Orde

Eric Morecambe’s pipes chosen by his son Gary Morecambe

Jim Rodford's new biography  chosen by the Rodford family

Coronation souvenirs chosen for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee

Sculpture of John Ball by Frank Casey chosen for the unveiling of John Ball's blue plaque on the museum.

John Wheeler's miniature paper figures chosen by Lockdown Life visitors

Tea Party at Napsbury by Louis Wain chosen for The Electrical Life of Louis Wain

And downstairs in the Timeline allery

Dementia Friendly flowers and testimonies chosen for Dementia Awareness Week and to support St Albans working towards being a Dementia Friendly City


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