More mad science in St Albans

February 3rd 2020
By: Melanie Hollidge
More mad science in St Albans

St Albans Museum and Gallery are full of surprises and events and activities. To kick start the beginning of half term in St Albans and Harpenden on Saturday 15th February 2020 from 2 pm-4 pm they have a Mad Science afternoon on offer. You and the family can enjoy an afternoon of surprises and pop up experiments with a scientist from Mad Science. There is no need to book it is a drop-in event and is free. 

St Albans Museum and Gallery really is a wonderful asset to the city. It may have taken £7.75m and five years of blood, sweat and tears from hundreds of individuals and organisations, but since the new St Albans Museum and Gallery opened to the public on 8 June 2018 it has not looked back.

“We are so proud of the community drive to deliver what, clearly, people believe this city deserves. We had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to transform this jewel-in-the-crown for those who live, visit and work in St Albans by creating a central focal point for culture. We are a relatively small city, but we pack a huge historical punch – and we can now show our heritage off to the world.” Said Cllr Annie Brewster Mayor of St Albans at the start of the project. 

And, when you walk through its doors, under the familiar Georgian pillars, you can see every it was worth it. The project was made possible through the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), St Albans City and District Council and the spirit of St Albans as over 1,600 local residents become part of the St Albans story themselves; by paying £250 to have their name, or that of a loved one, inscribed on limited edition bespoke oak panels based on the historic wooden panels in the Courtroom.

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