The Museum is built on the site of one of the largest Roman settlements in Britain which means that, as well as seeing a museum packed with Roman objects, you can also explore the remains of the Roman town. The museum holds archaeological collections from the Roman city of Verulamium and the medieval town of St Albans including mosaics, pottery, metalwork, glassware and bone.
Families are always welcome at our museum. Inside you will find: friendly and informative staff, recreated Roman rooms, a hands-on discovery area for sensory learning, educational video presentations, touch screen databases to test and expand your knowledge, and of course some of the finest Roman mosaics and wall plasters outside the Mediterranean.
The Museum’s services include regular family activities (story time, crafts, mosaic making), a schools programme (workshops, tours, artefact handling), access to its library, a free object identification service, lectures, work experience placements and volunteering opportunities.
After your visit to Verulamium Museum you can explore other remains of the Roman town. By taking a short stroll across Verulamium Park you can visit the Hypocaust. There, you can see a Roman mosaic where it was discovered, in the remains of a Roman house. The Park covers most of the Roman town, and today boasts a lovely lake, plenty of wildlife, and children's play areas.
By walking 3 minutes in the other direction you can visit the remains of a wonderful Roman theatre, for more details visit the Gorhambury Estate's website.
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Monday to Saturday 10am to 5.30pm (last admission at 5pm)
Sunday 2pm to 5.30pm (last admission at 5pm)
For Bank Holidays and Christmas opening, check with the museum.
Admission to Verulamium Museum
Free entry to residents of St Albans & District. Adults £5.00, children (5+) £2.50, (under-5's free) concessions £3.00, family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) £12.00.
Verulamium Museum is fully accessible. Entrance, shop and galleries are all on one level. There is a lift to reach the accessible WC.
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Be safe this Bonfire Night
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