Museums and galleries

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Verulamium museum


Opening times:
Mon-Sat 10am - 5.30pm, Sun 2.00pm - 5.30 pm 

Admission prices:
Free to local residents (proof of address required).
£5.00 Adults, £3.50 Concessions, £2.50 children, 0-5 year olds free.

St Michaels, St Albans. Tel 01727 751810.

The Roman Mosaic (Hypocaust)

The remains of the roman hypocaust and mosaic floor are housed in an exciting modern building in Verulamium Park, just a short walk from Verulamium museum. 

Opening times: 
Summer: 1st April to 30th September Monday to Saturday 10.00am -16.30pm. Sunday 14.00-16.30 pm. 

Winter: 1st October to 31st March Monday to Saturday 10.00am-15.45pm. Sunday 14.00pm -15.45pm. 

Verulamium Park, St Albans AL3 4SW.

Clock Tower

The St Albans Clock Tower is the only medieval belfry still standing in England. Built between 1403 and 1412, the 93 steps to the top provide fantastic views across the town and far into the Hertfordshire countryside. 

Opening times: 
Every Saturday and Sunday between 10.30am and 5pm until the end of September. (Closed during winter months). 

Admission prices: 
Adults £1 and children free.

High Street, St Albans AL3 4EL.

Sopwell Nunnery

Commonly called Sopwell Nunnery, the ruins are actually that of a Tudor Mansion (Lee Hall) built on the site of the nunnery.  The wonderful ruins which remain are an ideal spot for a family picnic.

Opening times: 
Open all year round.

Cottonmill Lane, St Albans AL1 2BY.

An update on the Museum of St Albans:

The Museum of St Albans closed on 20th September 2015 as part of a planned redevelopment, moving to the Town Hall.
To find out more about the New Museum and Gallery Project please visit: 

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Family History
There are a number of sources in St Albans and District where records of various types are held.