History of the Heart

February 7th 2017
By: Melanie
History of the Heart

It's half term and Valentine’s day in St Albans and the Verulamium Museum has a host of half term activities that can help you celebrate both at the same time or at lease simultaneously.
On Saturday 11th February 2017 between 2pm - 3pm Dr Stef Eastoe will be speaking at the Museum leading you through “A History of the Heart”.  The story of the heart is long and complicated but it has become an enduring and universal symbol.  In ancient times the Greeks saw the heart as the seat of the soul, the Ancient Egyptians saw it as the centre of life and morality, much later on in the Medieval period the heart came to signify sincerity, bravery and courage. In modern times it can be all about loving and likes. To join the Valentine’s Day illustrated journey exploring the history of the heart across cultures will cost you just £3.00 but inspire you for a lifetime.
Later in the week there are a series of “Crafty Capers” at the St Albans Museum on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th February between 2pm – 4pm. For £1.50 head youngsters and other members of the family to enjoy some half term making activities along a Valentine theme. If that’s a bit too soppy for your family there are other inspiring activities that celebrate heart in another form. Like the Knights’ Tales on Wednesday 15th February  10.30am – 12.30pm or 2pm – 4pm for 6 – 11 year olds.  They will be able to listen to some Norman stories and discover what life as a Norman Knight was like before making your own shield and helmet to complete the look.

Verulamium Museum St Michael's, St Albans, AL3 4SW  Tel 01727 751 810