Thursday, 9 August 2012

Heritage Open Days - St Albans attractions open to the public; plus, summer holiday activities!

Jenny Swatton came into the studio to let us know about the Heritage Open Days taking place in and around St Albans between Thursday 6th and Sunday 9th September. As part of the nationwide event run by English Heritage, a number of attractions which are normally closed to the public or charge for entry will be opening their doors. Full details on the Radio Verulam events noticeboard:, and the brochure will soon be available on and in the Tourist Information Centre. Highlights include Redbournbury Mill, the Abbey gateway, St Albans Cathedral and the opening of the 1830s courtroom for an exhibition by the Architectural and Archaeological Society, where there will also be a talk by the mayor of St Albans. The studios here at Radio Verulam will also be open on 8th September for studio tours!

Jenny also picked out some events occurring in the next couple of weeks. The signal box on Ridgemont Road is open this Sunday, and well worth a visit. The De Havilland museum is also open and hosting a special exhibition. For the kids, Verulamium Museum is running a session where you can make your own Roman fridge magnet, and St Albans Cathedral is also running events. Details of these and many other events occurring in the West Herts area can be found on our noticeboard,

Details of more events and attractions in St Albans may be found at, or the Tourist Information Centre.

(Picture by stevecadman)

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