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Verulamium Museum

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Address: Saint Michael's Street, St. Albans AL3 4SW, England
Phone Number: 01727 751810
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Sun 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Romano British civilisation and urban life (and death) of nearly 2000 years ago is vividly recreated as you stroll through this gem of a museum. There are plenty of stunning... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Romano British civilisation and urban life (and death) of nearly 2000 years ago is vividly recreated as you stroll through this gem of a museum. There are plenty of stunning artefacts, as you might expect in a museum, but also interactive displays, work-sheets and other activities for children to enjoy, e.g. build your own mosaic, coin rubbing and dressing up.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Visited St Albans on a sunny Sunday and visted this great little museum. The museum is on the ege of a lovely park where you could spend a whole day.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

I can't say enough about this place. It walks you through various aspects of daily life in Verulamium from the first through third centuries with the help of hundreds of marvelous treasures and contemporary dioramas. Appealing for all ages--don't miss it!

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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113 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We found this museum by chance while on a stop over for a meal heading for Heathrow airport. We passed the museum on the left while entering the Verulamium Park which is a large expanse of land which contains a children’s play area and a building on the far hill which covers the Hypocaust, a mosaic floor which is elevated... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Despite the financial pressures on local authorities it is heartening to see that they can still be at the forefront of presenting their unique local perspectives on our national history. In this case the Verulamium museum has an advantage in possessing some truly splendid artefacts. Their mosaics in particular are among the best you will find anywhere in the UK.... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Although the museum is not very big, it is still very interesting to look at the Roman history of the surrounding area. A range of artifacts, from pots to coins to mosaics to skeletal remains, it was the entrance fee.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Excellent mosaics and wall plaster well displayed in 'room settings, information clear and many wonderful and some unique exhibits. Only spotted the small notice which informed us that we had already missed the time to look at the Hypocaust as it shuts well before the museum. Shame the museum not open till 2 p.m. on Sunday

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St Albans, Herts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The Verulamium Museum is a compact but fascinating building, standing on the edges of the extensive Verulamium Park (under which the remains of the Roman city still lie) and tells the story of everyday life in Roman Britain, together with the history of the town from the time of the first Roman settlement until the Army departed in 410. As... More 

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Beckenham, United Kingdom
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30 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a very pleasant museum, not too big so if you have children they should not get bored, it covers St Albans and its surrounding villages from Roman times to Victorian and the 20s etc, many nice artefacts, including Egyptian mummies and history of the Pyramids. Worth an hour or twos visit.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I'm not much of a museum person but this place was pretty cool. There's a lot of stuff about Roman England and some really beautiful original mosaics displayed within the museum.

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