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Museums in St Albans

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Name: Verulamium Museum

Address: St Michael's Street, St Albans, AL3 4SW

Telephone: 01727 751810

Email: museums@stalbans.gov.uk

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

The Museum of everyday life in Roman Britain.

Verulamium Museum is on the site of one of the major cities in Roman Britain, now an attractive park. Inside you will find:

    * recreated Roman rooms

    * hands-on Discovery Areas

    * video presentations

    * touch screen databases

    * some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean.

Take an online tour or have a look at the top ten objects to see what's in the museum.

Verulamium museum is invaded every second weekend in the month by Roman soldiers who demonstrate the tactics and equipment of the Roman Imperial Army. See our diary for further details of this and many other activities.

The Museum has an attractive shop selling high quality souvenirs and books with affordable pocket money items for children.

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Name: The de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre

Address: Salisbury Hall, London Colney, AL2 1EX

Telephone: 01727 822051

Website: www.dehavillandmuseum.co.uk

Home of the Mosquito and 30 other aircraft to look at.There is also the Aeroshop which
specialises in all de Havilland related products.

Models Kits, Die cast Models,

Books, Prints, Manuals, CD's, DVD's & Videos

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Name: Museum of St Albans

Address: Hatfield Road, St Albans AL1 3RR

Telephone: 01727 819340 

Email: history@stalbans.gov.uk

Website: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Founded as the Hertfordshire County Museum in 1898, the Museum of St Albans tells the story of St Albans from the departure of the Romans to the present day.

In the medieval gallery you can find out about Alban, Britain's first Christian martyr, and the Abbey that grew up around the site of his martyrdom. See objects used by people in medieval St Albans and learn how they lived.

More fascinating and colourful displays continue the story of how St Albans developed from a small market town into a bustling commuter city. Special displays with a wide range of objects illustrate everyday life in Victorian St Albans.

A particular attraction is the regular programme of special exhibitions, covering a whole range of subjects from Barbie dolls to the Egyptians. There is also a wide range of activities for people of all ages.

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Name: Kingsbury Watermill

Address: St Michael's Street, St Albans AL3 4SJ

Telephone: 01727 853502 

Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday 10.00am-6.00pm; Winter Closing 5.00pm.

Map: View Here

Sixteenth century restored water mill adjacent to Verulamium. Milling machinery and farming implements.

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Name: Roman Theatre

Address: Bluehouse Hill, St Albans AL3 6AE

Telephone: 01727 835035

Opening Hours: Summer 10am - 5pm, Winter 10am - 4pm

Price: Adults £2.50, Students & OAPs £2.00, Children £1.50, Under 5’s free.

School Groups of any size welcome. Teachers and helpers free, children £1.00 per child.

Website: www.romantheatre.co.uk

Map: View Here

The Roman Theatre of Verulamium is unique. Built in about 140AD it is the only example of its kind in Britain, being a theatre with a stage rather than an Amphitheatre. Initially, the arena would have been used for anything from religious processions and dancing, to wrestling, armed combat and wild beast shows. From about 180AD the stage came into greater use and the auditorium extended. By about 300AD, after some redevelopment work, the Theatre could seat 2000 spectators.

The ruins one can see today were unearthed in 1847. Subsequent excavations have revealed
a row of shop foundations, a Roman Villa and a secret shrine, all thought to date from the
First Century.

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Name: St Albans Organ Museum

Address: 320 Camp Road, St. Albans AL1 5PE

Telephone: 01727 873 896

Opening Hours: The Theatre is open to the public every Sunday from 2.15pm till 4.30pm

Website: www.stalbansorgantheatre.org.uk

Map: View Here

Remember the good old days?

That magical musical atmosphere that has been lost and forgotten in today's digital age.

See and hear the fascinating world of mechanical musical instruments at the St Albans
Organ Museum

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Name: Redbourn Village Museum

Address: Silk Mill House, The Common, Redbourn. AL3 7NB

Tel: 01582 793397

Opening hours: Saturday 1400–1700 hrs, Sundays 1400–1700 hrs

E.mail: RedbournMuseum@gmail.com

Web: www.redbourn.org.uk

The Silk Mill House houses this Village Museum with a gallery for photographic and art exhibitions as well as displays of the early and later history of the village in other exhibition rooms.

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Name: Clock Tower

Address: High Street, St Albans. AL3 4EL

Opening hours: Easter to early September
1030-1700 hrs Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays

Built between 1403 and 1412, the Clock Tower is the only medieval town belfry in England.
The tower with its fine bell has survived over 600 years of use. The Clock Tower was first and foremost a political statement. The townspeople used it to assert their freedom, power and wealth in the face of the premier Benedictine Abbey of England (now St Albans Cathedral). 
The Tower allowed the town to sound its own hours and, until 1863, the Curfew. It also gave the alarm in case of ‘fire or fray’ – its bell rang out for the first Battle of St Albans during the Wars of the Roses in 1455. Today you can climb the 93 steps to the top of the Tower and enjoy magnificent views of the Cathedral, Roman Verulamium and the historic city of St Albans.

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Name: The Roman Mosaic (Hypocaust)

Address: Verulamium Park, St Albans. AL3 4SW

Telephone: 01727 751810

Web: www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk

Opening hours:

Summer, Monday to Saturday 1000-1630 hrs

Sunday 1400-1630 hrs.

Winter, Monday to Saturday 1000-1545 hrs

Sunday 1400-1545 hrs

Admission: Free

In Verulamium Park lies the Roman Mosaic - part of a suite of rooms in a large town house
built around AD 200.

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Name: Sopwell Nunnery

Address: Cottonmill Lane, St Albans. AL1 2BY

Visit the ruins of Sir Richard Lee’s Tudor country house, built on the site of a 12th century nunnery.


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