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Verulamium Museum

Address: Saint Michael's Street, St. Albans AL3 4SW, England
Phone Number: 01727 751810
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Ranked #4 of 41 things to do in St. Albans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Attraction details
Type: Museums
Sun 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Northants, England
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We visited as a family because one of the children is studying the Romans. The Museum has lots of sections relating to different aspects of Roman life, from work, to leisure and religion, and the development of Verulamium- and the eventual move of the city up the hill to what is now St Albans. There are lots of artefacts, including... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Most under rated Roman ruins in UK. Visit area outdoors amphitheatre etc. Lovely village are just good walk from central area. If weather is good amble through park via Cathedral. Some great pubs with good food in St Michaels area and on way back to town. Needs few days to visit all attra ctions and edpecially some fantastic pubs and... More 

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Harpenden, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

What a great museum. Not large but crammed with things. Very educational. Took my daughter and she had many things to get her thinking. Please note not strictly a part of the museum but be warned that the mosaic closes surprisingly early.

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Boscastle, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My daughter had to do a project on Roman life in St Albans and we discovered the museum by chance whilst researching on the internet. Rather than reading lots of uninspiring documents, we decided to go visit. We gathered a few school friends and off we went. Wow what a place! Roman artefacts, frescos, mosiacs, currency, tools, implements etc. The... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Our visit to this excellent museum was completely ruined by the noisy, unruly behaviour of the THREE school parties who took over the museum. We could neither see nor hear the various viseo displays. Children shouted and ran about. A few, but by no means all, teachers tried to control their charges but there were just too many for this... More 

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
31 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Well thought out museum plenty to see and interact with Worth the visit 'What did the Romans ever do for us' This is the place to find out

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a well-organized and interesting museum featuring Celtic and Roman artifacts. It's not too big or too small, it is just right for everyone in the family. Most of the artifacts were found in the vicinity of modern-day St. Albans, which was formerly the Roman city of Verulamium. The highlights include beautiful and well-preserved floor mosaics and skeletons. This... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Romans are famous for their efficiency, what a great pity that this museum is managed by numpties who are yet to enter the 21st century. It is impossible to find out when the place is open over the Christmas & New Year period. Unhelpfully their website just states ` Christmas & New Year Opening Times - To be confirmed `.... More 

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There's plenty to fascinate and engage here. Without pomposity you are shown how life was during the Roman heyday in Britain at Verulamium, one of the most important cities in the country at the time.

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Scotland, U.K.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Modern, excellent layout, light, bright and airy. Informative and relevant. Highly recommended.Worth the fifteen minute from the abbey.The theatre 100 metres away also worth a visit.

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