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Visit to Verulamium - Roman St Albans

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Meet at the entrance to the Verulamium Museum

Saint Michael's Street

St Albans

AL3 4SW

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Meet at 10.30am in front of the Verulamium Museum http://www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk/verulamium/

Lots of car parking by the museum – a brisk 20 minute walk from St Albans Station on Thameslink.

Summary: We start at the Roman theatre, the best preserved in Britain, and then visit the museum for splendid mosaics, skeletons and much more. We then explore the remains for the Roman city walls and the central heating system of a large Roman house, complete with hypocaust, mosaic and murals, before finishing in the excellent park café for a well-earned cuppa!

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This visit will be of special interest to students studying A229 Introduction to the Classical World, A330 Classical Myth and A340 Roman Empire.

Verulamium was the third biggest town in Roman Britain and there are substantial remains which are well displayed – original walls, theatre, bath house and an excellent museum.

First we visit the remains of Verulamium’s Roman Theatre, the best preserved in Britain, a short walk from Verulamium Museum. Then we visit the museum together, focusing on representations of myth in the many artefacts. This is a delightful museum and has recently been refurbished so there will also be time to explore the museum by yourselves before we move on to the Roman hypocaust building nearby in the park, complete with original mosaic and reconstructed wall painting.

Nearby are Alban’s Cathedral, with an excellent restaurant in the refectory, and England’s oldest pub, the Fighting Cocks, both suitable for lunch.

We’ll finish here about 1pm – please stay on for lunch in the delightful park cafe.

Cost includes entrance to Roman Theatre and Verulamium Museum – ticket valid for a year.

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Meet at the entrance to the Verulamium Museum

Saint Michael's Street

St Albans

AL3 4SW

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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