St Albans has a wealth of museums – with something to interest everyone.

St Albans has a wealth of museums – with something to interest everyone.

Verulamium Museum

The award-winning museum of everyday life in Roman Britain.

Verulamium features magnificent mosaics and recreated rooms, giving the visitor an opportunity to discover the life and times of a major Roman city.

Legion XIII occupy the galleries every second week of the month describing the tactics and equipment of the Roman army.

The Museum also has touch screen databases, hands-on discovery areas and hundreds of remarkable objects.

Facilities include a Museum shop, toilets and adjacent car park.

Open: 10.00am – 17.30 hrs Monday to Saturday (last admission 17.00hrs). 14.00am – 17.30 hrs Sunday (last admission 17.00hrs).

Telephone: (01727) 751810

Museum of St Albans

The fascinating story of St Albans from its rise as a medieval market town and coaching centre to a modern commuter environment is told through lively displays using the museum’s collections.

It is also home to the famous Salaman Collection of trade tools. Special exhibitions are held regularly, and the museum has a wildlife garden and pond.

Facilities include toilets and car parking.

Open: 10.00 – 17.00 hrs Monday to Saturday. 14.00 – 17.00 hrs Sunday.

Telephone: (01727) 819340

Organ Museum

A permanent working exhibition of mechanical musical instruments, which formed part of a private collection. The museum has live performances of the various instruments ranging from musical boxes to theatre organs.

Open:14.00 – 16.30 hrs Sunday.

Telephone: (01727) 851557 / 873896


The de Havilland Aircraft Heritage Museum (incorporating the Mosquito Aircraft Museum)

Located by Salisbury Hall, about half a mile south of junction 22 on the M25 near the London Colney Savacentre, the de Havilland Heritage has the main aim of preserving the products and memorabilia of the de Havilland World Enterprise.

Today the museum has on display 20 types of de Havilland aircraft ranging from DH Moths to modern military and civil jets.

The aim is to keep access to the exhibits informal, with visitors often allowed into some of the aircraft if supervised by guides. Although many of the aircraft may not fly again, the restorations are authentic and have as many of the systems operational as possible.

Open: March – October. 14.00 – 17.00 hrs Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday. 10.30am – 17.00 hrs Sundays & Bank Holidays.

Telephone: (01727) 822051 / 826400

Redbourn Village Museum

The Silk Mill House in Redbourn houses this village museum, with galleries for photographic and art exhibitions as well as a display of the early history of the village.

Exhibits include stone heads and stonework from the 12th century Priory as well as more recent history including that of the stage coach days when 30 inns and alehouses lined the High Street and 60 north-bound coaches passed through each day.

Here you can learn about the links with the Bowes-Lyon family and with Dr Henry Stephens, inventor of Blue/Black writing fluid, the first ink of its kind.

The Museum building was donated by Brooke Bond Foods and has its own gardens and limited car parking.

Open: 14.00 – 17.00 hrs Saturday. 12.00 – 17.00 hrs Sunday.

Telephone: (01582) 793397

Redbournbury mill

Redbournbury mill is an 18th century watermill lying in the River Ver just north of St Albans.

The river and surrounding countryside are a haven for wildlife and is an ideal stop-off for walkers.

Open: The mill is open to the public on several days throughout the year. Contact directly for further details.

Telephone: (01582) 792874



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