Colonnade Crafts in St Albans

December 18th 2017
By: Melanie Hollidge
Colonnade Crafts in St Albans

Whatever the season there is always something to do with the kids at Verulamium Museum, St Michael's Street, St Albans AL3 4SW. This Wednesday the 20th December from 2pm to 4pm (last entry 3.40pm) you can join in some simple festive crafts inspired by the museum’s collections. All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult and a £1.50 museum entry charge applies to all non-residents of St Albans and District. 

At the beginning of the school holidays it is always good to try and plan a trip out, and engaging with some of St Albans historical delights is always a good option. The origins of the At Albans museum service stretch back to the end of the 19th century and they have been collecting objects and specimens to help tell more about the place we live, since then. After a century of collecting they have literally thousands of objects.  Some are on display helping to tell stories about how people lived in the past. Other are held for research purposes.

Currently the Object Of The Month, is a decorated Tudor wooden roundel, painted and gilded with verses, and it also has a round wooden case that was used for carrying them.  It’s just the thing to take a closer look at during a jolly Yuletide feast. These gilded and painted Tudor roundels would have been used for eating sweetmeats and were decorated with rhymes and riddles - just the thing to inspire St Albans history lovers, young and old, to get creative.