Brand new St Albans Museum and Gallery opens to the public
PUBLISHED: 10:47 12 June 2018
Following a major conservation project, the new St Albans Museum and Gallery has opened to the public
Following a major conversion and conservation project, the new £7.75m St Albans Museum and Gallery will open to the public on June 8 in the city’s Grade II* Georgian Town Hall.
The free-to-enter museum showcases more than 2,000 years of the city’s heritage with local treasures alongside others from around the world, as well as highlighting famous St Albans residents.
Over three floors, historic spaces include the restored assembly room, court room and prison cells. A basement gallery will host national touring exhibitions and art shows with the ground floor providing a learning studio, visitor information point, gift shop and café.
The museum’s inaugural exhibition, First Impressions, tells the story of St Albans’ printing industry.
Deputy chief executive of St Albans and District Council, Richard Shwe, said the project had taken ‘years of planning and hard work to transform the beautiful old town hall into an amazing museum and gallery’.