Verulamium Museum, St Albans

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    Verulamium Museum

    by graeme83 Written Dec 24, 2009

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    This is a nice museum showing the history of the Roman city of Verulamium. There are some really good mosaics inside from roman villas, as well as a large collection of everyday objects that have been recovered from archeological digs around the area.

    Opening Hours

    Monday - Saturday 10.00am - 5.30pm
    Sunday 2.00pm - 5.30pm

    Admission Charges

    * Adults - £3.50
    * Children, Senior Citizens and Concessions - £2.00
    * Family Ticket (2 adults + 2 children) - £9.00
    * Under 5s - Free

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    Verulamium Museum

    by barryg23 Updated Dec 3, 2006

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    Verulamium Museum is one of St Albans most interesting sights. It takes its name from the Roman name for the town and, not surprisingly, much of the focus is on the Roman period. There was a settlement in the area before the Roman conquest and the museum has exhibits on this period as well.

    But the main focus is on Roman Verulamiun, with displays on everyday life in Roman times and some outstanding mosaics which were discovered nearby in the 1930s. The museum is in Veralumium park, west of the town centre and it costs 3 pounds to visit.

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    Verulamium Museum

    by Willettsworld Written Jun 26, 2006

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    The Verulamium Museum houses all sorts of Roman remains that have been found in the city and surrounding area and also charts the history of the city under Roman rule. The exhibits and findings are very well displayed and the detail in their descriptions is first rate. The museum also entertains the kids (and adults alike) with interactive touch screens and video presentations.

    The museum displays all kinds of artifacts such as burial chambers complete with human remains (including those of babies), pots, glassware, bronzes, tools and a huge collection of coins. The two best areas are the wall paintings which combine actual surviving wall paintings and reconstructions of what the walls would have looked like; and the huge mosaics. You can't visit St Albans without visiting this museum. More pictures can be found in one of my travelogues.

    Open: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Sat, 2-5.30pm Sun. Admission: £3.30.

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    The Verulamium Museum

    by Mique Written Aug 5, 2004

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    The museum

    The museum isn't very big but it is a very interesting one. They have some very excellent and superbly preserved mosiacs that have been excavated in the Verulamium park and surroundings. Also original murals, a mummy and much more can be seen here.

    The archeologist that i spoke to that day told me that his first excavation as a professional archeologist was for this museum. They investigated a patch were now new houses are build. He told me that all his collegues kep finding urns in which a deceased's ashes would be kept. They even joked to him about lending him one since he didn't find anything. Until he struck gold. Or better said, bronze. At first he thought he had hit a stone or something. It turned out to be a complete coffin with a mummy inside. Apparetnly of a rich man since the coffin was ornamented and there were attributes with the mumy. He was instantly redeemed.... It is the only mummy in the museum so you should be able to find him.

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    Verulamium Museum

    by unexplored Written Oct 23, 2002

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    This excellent museum tells the story of the city, but its main attraction is its splendid collection of well-preserved Roman artefacts, notably some breathtaking mosaic floors.

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