St Albans Chamber of Commerce Town Hall tour

5 Directors of the St Albans Chamber of Commerce were treated this month to a behind the scenes tour of the on-going work to transform the Town Hall into a state-of-the-art new museum and art gallery. The St Albans Museums and Galleries Trust & the Museums Service shared the exciting progress taking place behind the hoardings, including the excavation of the basement gallery. Contractor Willmott Dixon have been digging down below the original foundations through what was formerly the floor […]

Debenhams Ottaway’s fundraising efforts

The Trust was delighted to receive a cheque for £2,074.00 from Louise Attrup, executive partner at Debenhams Ottaways solicitors which resulted from their fundraising efforts towards the new Museum and Gallery being created in the Town hall at the centre of St Albans. Mike Gray, Chairman of the Trust said ” We are delighted to receive this cheque from a very supportive local firm. We have less than £0.5m to go now, having raised £1.2m and these contributions help us […]

The St Albans Town Hall inspires scarf design

Proceeds from the sale of headscarves inspired by the St Albans Town Hall will go towards the new museum and gallery in St Albans. Artist Annie Hill has created beautiful silk crepe de chine scarfs using exquisite images from a collection of architects’ drawings dated 1823. These designs were for “A Court House and Town Hall in St Albans”. The originals are housed at Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies. The 12mm silk crepe de chine gives an almost double sided effect […]

AleCraft Brewery launches New Museum and Gallery IPA

The Farmers Boy in St Albans is the first pub to stock the new museum and gallery IPA brewed by AleCraft Brewery in partnership with local entrepreneur Graham Kentsley. A % from every pint sold will go towards the new museum and gallery project. The beer launched in March 2017 at the Alban Arena for the Ultimate Civic Disco. With a pound from every bottle sold on the night going towards the new museum and gallery. £156 was raised for the […]

The Ultimate Civic Disco raises over £6,000 for the new museum and gallery

On 25 March 2017 over 1000 people attended the Ultimate Civic Disco at the Alban Arena in St Albans. The evening featured live music from popular local bands Soulfish & 2-Tone and over £6,000 was raised in support of the new museum and gallery! A series of events are taking place in 2017/2018 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civic Disco at The Alban Arena in St Albans. The original Civic Disco ran weekly from 1968 throughout the 70s and […]

Annual students photo competition results for 2016

The winners of the annual photo competition organised for students by the St Albans Camera Club with the Trust were chosen on the 6th December. These and other entrants will be on display at the Cathedral’s north Transept from Sunday 8th January for two weeks. samagt-sta-camera-club-student-competiton-2016-results-awards

Talent show raises £3,000 for museum and art gallery project

St Albans’ Got Talent winner Damien Winchester has handed over £3,000 to the City’s new Museum and Art Gallery project. He presented a cheque after enjoying one of his prizes – the chance to sing in front of more than 16,000 people at the St Albans Christmas lights switch-on. The money was raised at the Grand Final of the contest, held at the Alban Arena on Halloween night. Damien beat 10 other hopefuls with his rendition of Hold Me in […]

Sopwell House help the project

As part of their Pearl Anniversary celebrations, Sopwell House & the Bejerano family have generously donated £72,000 towards “renaissance; St Albans”. Abraham Bejerano is a patron of the Trust and has generously supported the project to create a new Museum and Gallery in the Town Hall at the heart of the City of St Albans.  


What’s your story? Why are you supporting the new museum and gallery project? The Town Hall is due to be restored and transformed into a state-of-the-art new museum and gallery as part of a £7.75million project, with building work due to start in the next few months. You can find out more about the project here. 86% of funding has been secured, with significant contributions coming from St Albans City and District Council’s redevelopment of the old Museum of St […]