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Just some of the latest ways to discover local connections at St Albans Museum + Gallery...

1. Be intrigued by Marcel van Eden's film noir-inspired piece inspired by 2 true St Albans stories including a Soho murder and subsequent inquest in the Courtroom and a listening station in Smallford in the exhibition from Hayward Gallery in the basement Weston Gallery until 11 November.

2. Explore the new remembrance display Lasting Peace? - from early memorials to our centenary commemorations today on the First Floor East Keeper's Gallery until 25 November.

3. Have a look at the new display of truncheons and leg shackles on the ground floor next to the story of St Albans in nine chapters.

4. Browse the collection of real cases held in the Courtroom at the Judge's Chair or in the Dock and find out what kinds of sentences were dealt out.

5. Find your local haunts walking across the huge 1878 map in the Assembly Room.

6. Explore inside and outside the museum with the family and make the most of one of our free trails.

7. Check out the Portraits meandering up the Grand Staircase and use the touchscreen on the landing to explore their connections to the area.

8. On the Landing Gallery, visit St Albans on Demand with 3 new displays: Samuel Ryder's golf club and local professional golfer Ken Brown's Ryder Cup bag, some of the Finds found in the local area and some art from the trenches of the First World War.
What local stories or themes would you like to feature? Let us know.

9. Take part in one of our free tours led by the St Albans Tour Guides.

10. Support local artists and producers in the shop, including ale from Farr Brew, prints from Jen Roffe, designs from Hannah Sessions and gin from Puddingstone Distillery

11. Drop in on a Wednesday lunchtime at 1pm for one of our free Spotlight talks from volunteers and staff.

12. Support local makers and take part in a creative workshop - from chocolate replicas and brush lettering and festive prints and lanterns.

13. In the Courtroom, find out about the 1851 Bribery Commission and learn about how corrupt St Albans lost their MP for the next 30 years through the quirky drawings of John Buckingham in the dock or at the Judge's Chair.

Bribery Commission folder

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