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- Alt Name:
- United Kingdom
- Ancient Rome
- 0AD - 99AD
- Saint Albans
- Saint Albans,
- St Albans, Lullingstone Roman Villa,
Welwyn Roman Baths, North Leigh Roman Villa,
Verulamium was a prominent Roman settlement near modern day St Albans in England. Formerly the tribal capital of the native Catuvellauni tribe, Verulamium was conquered by the Romans during their invasion of the island in 43AD.
By 50AD, Verulamium had become a major Roman town, and as such was a prime target during the revolt of Boudica in 61AD, when the town was burnt to the ground. However, never ones to be perturbed, the Romans crushed the revolt and re-built Verulamium, and it remained a central Roman town for the next four hundred years.
The Roman remains at Verulamium consist of a variety of buildings - a basilica, bathhouse and part of the city walls to be found in Verulamium Park, but the most impressive are the remains of the roman amphitheatre which lie across the road from Verulamium Park.
As well as the site itself, Verulamium Museum stands on St Michael’s St, with displays of Roman everyday life. There are some impressive murals and mosaics and a variety of interactive displays.
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Address: Verulamium Museum, St. Michaels Street, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3
Phone: +44 (0) 1727 751810
To get to Verulamium and Verulamium Museum by car, leave the M1 at junction 6 and follow the A405 until you reach the turning for the A5183. Follow the A5183 until you reach St Albans city centre, then turn left onto Fishpool Street which becomes St Michaels St where the Museum can be found. For public transport take the train to St Albans station.
Verulamium Museum is open Mon-Sat, 10am-5.30pm and on Sun 2pm-5.30pm. Entry costs £3.50 for adults and £2 for children; family tickets are available.
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