The Museum of St Albans :: Shared Description

The Foundation Stone was laid on 20th July 1898, on land given by Earl Spencer, and it was erected using "red bricks of local make" [made by Jacob Reynolds of Bernards Heath]. It was opened in November 1899 and originally referred to as the County Museum.
In addition to good permanent displays the museum ran special exhibitions on local topics.
During the summer of 2015 the exhibits were packed away prior to a move to a new site, in the former city Town Hall, in 2017.
The doors of the Museum finally closed on Sunday, 20th September 2015. LinkExternal link
The site will be converted to residential use and the plan is that the building itself will be retained.
by Chris Reynolds
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TL1507 : Wrapped, Packed and Ready to Go by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Path to the Front of the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Crowds entering the Museum on its final day by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Old Lamppost outside the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : AD 1898 - When the Museum of St Albans was built by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Discovering Sandridge in the Exhibition Room, Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : A First World War Tapestry on display in the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Boy Scout from First World War Exhibition at St Albans Museum by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : First World War Memorial Window on display in the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : A Wall of Soap at the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Brickwork round the windows of the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : The Museum of St Albans from across the Hatfield Road by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : The Exhibition Room at the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : The Mayor opens the Museum of St Albans on the final day by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : The Bungalow & Garden behind the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Photographing the Mural on the stairs of the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : The Museum of St Albans on Closing Day by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : The Exhibition Room in the Museum of St Albans by Chris Reynolds
TL1507 : Packing the Exhibits up at the St Albans Museum by Chris Reynolds


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Created: Mon, 21 Sep 2015, Updated: Tue, 22 Sep 2015

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