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Verulamium Museum to be closed this February half-term

Verulamium Museum to be closed this February half-term

Verulamium Museum – renowned for its ancient treasures and some of the finest mosaics outside of the Mediterranean – is set to close temporarily this February to enable vital works to be undertaken.

In order to ensure the priceless artefacts on display are housed in the most appropriate environments and to guarantee the safety and wellbeing of visitors, specialist tradespeople will be drafted into the museum to carry out these tasks.

The works will take place between Saturday 15 February – Sunday 23 February.

This half term closure will ensure that there is no disruption to schools which have booked to visit the museum to learn about Roman history.

Visitors who were planning a trip to Verulamium Museum during half term are encouraged to visit St Albans Museum + Gallery instead. 

Families are invited to take part in messy science workshops, build a dragon and visit the Science in St Albans and Pageant Fever! exhibitions for free. 

Councillor Anthony Rowlands, Portfolio Holder for Community, Leisure and Sport, said: “The museums in St Albans are an incredible resource and we need to make sure we are taking care of these invaluable assets for the community. This brief closure will ensure that Verulamium Museum is ready to welcome everyone.” 

Source: News release from St Albans City & District Council

 
by Lis Coulthard, allaboutstalbans.com - 07/02/2020 00:00

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