About Us

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1995, the St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust is a registered charity and a key partner of the St Albans Museums Service.

Our work includes supporting the development and improvement of the community’s wonderful museums and galleries. We do this through fundraising, allocation of grants, strategic planning support and being a proud champion of the Museums and Galleries wonderful work.

We believe that the museums, galleries, historic buildings and archaeological sites of St Albans and the surrounding district are inspirational hubs for local residents and visitors. Through our collections, programmes and events we inspire, educate and attract visitors to the area.

WHAT WE DO

The St Albans Museum & Gallery

The St Albans Museum & Gallery

We were a key partner along with St Albans City and District Council and the University of Hertfordshire, in the development and creation of St Albans Museum & Gallery. In addition to being part of the Programme Board and being fully involved in decisions about the project, we led the fundraising team that raised over £1.6 million towards the £7.75 million project.

We have previously been a key funding partner for two projects of national significance extending and improving the Verulamium Museum; the award winning museum of Roman life. The second, in 2002, was erecting the building to house the Roman Hypocaust and Mosaic floor in Verulamium Park. This project encouraged and enabled increased access to this world class example of a Roman under-floor heating system and the outstanding mosaic floor covering it.

The Verulamium Museum

Smaller projects have included:

  • Assisting with obtaining funding for exhibitions such as the UH Arts curated Barbara Hepworth exhibition and the St Albans Museums Service’s Pickling Project
  • Viewing platform outside the Hypocaust
  • Signage for works of art around the City
  • Children’s mosaic craft table
  • Costume History talks including Dickens, Royal Brides, Titanic
  • Purchase of display cases
  • Funding WWI live history

OUR PEOPLE

Our Trustees help with the managing and ongoing business of the Trust, we have a diverse range of skills from legal expertise, to craft, and digital entrepreneurship to fundraising.

As of 2021, our Trustees are:

  • Edmund Connolly (Chair)
  • Sarah Cowper
  • Chris McIntyre
  • Richard Sved
  • Anthony Rowlands
  • Stephen Watson

Allen Mills is our Trust Administrator.

Our audited accounts can be viewed on the Charity Commission website by searching for us with our Charity No. 1051868.