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St Albans Museum + Gallery

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Shame about the coffee!

Came here with my little son to escape the city centre coffee shops and found lots of space which... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kanddhanson
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London, United Kingdom
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Impressive building but not so sure about all the contents

This is a free museum in the centre of the town. It is most noticeable for having a huge gift shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Roland D
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London, United Kingdom
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St Albans Museum + Gallery opened to the public on Friday 8 June 2018 and will be a world-class centre for arts and culture at the heart of one of Britain’s most historic cities. Set over three floors, the newly created state-of-the-art gallery...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Market Place | St Peters Street, St Albans AL3 5DJ, England
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really love our local museum. Some fantastic changing exhibits and local history and archives. The building has been done beautifully. And to top it all the cafe has a lovely range of delicious fresh food, cakes and hot drinks (we think it's the best cafe...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here with my little son to escape the city centre coffee shops and found lots of space which was a plus. Ordered a sandwich and chai latte and upon receiving my latte, it just didn’t look right.... and when I tasted it, it tasted...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kanddhanson
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free museum in the centre of the town. It is most noticeable for having a huge gift shop and café, as well as free loos, which is a handy thing to remember! The old court room is now the dinning room for...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Roland D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting the Christmas Market in St Albans, we needed somewhere for a leisurely lunch. The Museum Cafe had three main hot meals on offer, including vegetarian options, plus soup and sandwiches to choose from. The food and coffee were delicious and the staff friendly -...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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St_Albans_Museums, Manager at St Albans Museum + Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi _elainehindson, we're glad you enjoyed you lunch and visit recently. There is an accessible toilet on the ground floor in the corridor to the left of the Courtroom, and one on the first floor as well - and a lift between the 3 floors...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Verulamium museum that sat at the bottom of the lakes was fairly good but closed whilst the town hall museum project was being built. Not sure if it's been re opened or moved here but the town hall museum is disappointing. Huge gift shop then...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jkltrips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to look around the refurbished courthouse/museum and although it is obviously far from the complete article it has potential. The actual courtroom is a cafe and it was a surreal experience to emerge from the cells below into the dock, surrounded by people enjoying...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When I first visited the cafe I thought it was a real find as the venue is so different and interesting. However, today we had a very poor experience. The food was looking tired and limp, uninspiring choices, everything looks as though it has sat...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank fourviolets
Reviewed 8 December 2018

It's a beautiful building and the location right in the centre of town is superb. There is a large space for a café in front of the building, which always seems busy. The court room has been very well restored, but I found that it...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jane W
Reviewed 7 December 2018

Had lovely food from the cafe, huge sausage roll and salad. Sat in old Court Room to eat, unusual to sit in judges seat to eat!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Julie S
Reviewed 29 November 2018

The new St Albans museum is a delightful place to visit. It tells the history of St Albans from earliest times and the information is displayed in an interesting manner. The Assembly room is beautiful with 3 huge chandeliers. The cafe seating is in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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GeorgeHarveyBone
7 August 2018|
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Response from St_Albans_Museums | Property representative |
Dear GeorgeHarveyBone, The idea behind the new site is that it will host a range of changing museum + gallery displays throughout the year which will allow us to share *much* more of our collection and local stories over... More
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Fred S
16 June 2018|
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Response from St_Albans_Museums | Property representative |
The artist is Susie MacMurray and the display is on until the 5th August. If you go to our website, under "What's On", it is listed as Masquerade, which is the name of the installation specially commissioned for the Museum... More
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