Verulamium Museum

Verulamium Museum
Verulamium Museum
St Michael's, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4SW
  • Telephone 01727 751810
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun 2pm–5.30pm (last admission 5pm.)
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A good deal of what's now St Albans was once Verulamium, the third largest city in Roman Britain (after Londinium and the mighty Camulodunum, now better known as Colchester and Rome's original capital of Britain.) The Verulamium Museum features recreated Roman rooms, hands-on activities, a video about the archaeological excavation of the city and mosaics and wall-paintings. There's also a well-preserved example of a Roman Hypocaust – basically, their version of under-floor heating – and a few minutes from the museum (but not actually part of it) are the remains of a Roman Theatre.

The museum’s services include regular family activities, a schools programme, access to its library, a free object identification service, lectures, work experience placements and volunteering opportunities.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

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