Residents can find out all they want to know about St Albans’ new £7.75 million Museum and Art Gallery this summer. Moving Museums is an initiative designed to share information about the exciting development and will cater for people of all ages.
It is being staged by St Albans Museums staff and the Community Engagement team from St Albans City and District Council. They are to run a stall at four community events in the District and in the City Centre during a busy shopping day. Visitors will be able to view the latest images of the building work, make their own model museum and ask any questions they may have. They will also be told how they can volunteer to help with the project or make a donation to have their name engraved in one of the Museum’s oak panels.
The Town Hall in St Peter’s Street, built in the 1830s, is being converted into a Museum and Art Gallery that is due to open next year. This follows the closure in 2015 of the former Museum site in Hatfield Road which is now being developed into ten homes.
Moving Museums will be available this summer at:
Larks in the Park: Sunday 2 July, noon to 5pm, Victoria Playing Fields, Folly Lane, St Albans, and London Colney Community Centre, Caledon Road, London Colney.
Wheathampstead Village Day: Sunday 9 July, 1pm to 4pm, Marford Rd, Wheathampstead.
Christopher Place shopping precinct: Saturday and Sunday 5 and 6 August, 11am – 4pm, St Albans.
Councillor Annie Brewster, the Council’s Portfolio Holder for Sport, Leisure and Heritage, said: “Moving Museums will be a great way for people to find out more about this wonderful project and how it is going to affect them.
“They will be able to see photos of how the new Museum is shaping up, learn about our collection and share any ideas they may have about what exhibitions they would like to see in the future.”
More details about St Albans Museums can be found here.